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July 01, 2005

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Chandler5710

I so enjoyed reading about Nightmare Alley, a favorite film of mine going back many years. I am curious as to your comment about Tyrone Power's performance, and I quote, "Unfortunately for the actor, it altered lots of fans' opinions of him, but not in a good way." I'm unclear about this. He received wonderful reviews, and very few fans saw the movie - Fox simply indulged him by letting him do it, but they released it as a B picture, never publicized it, and withdrew it immediately from the theaters. It is true that his fans preferred him in the costume dramas, but once he left Fox, he broke out of them and had huge successes with The Eddy Duchin Story, The Long Gray Line, Mississippi Gambler, and Witness for the Prosecution.

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