Tag Archive: Coleen Gray

Oct 21

Episode 11: Nightmare Alley

Nightmare AlleyWe figured you might like something special for the Halloween season, so this week, we give you the dark carnival noir Nightmare Alley!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we spoil the hell out of this film, and I assure you, you don’t want that. While this movie isn’t on most of the usual streaming channels, you can easily find a DVD for under $10, and a search on Google will bring you a dozen probably-illicit copies. (There is currently a copy on YouTube, uploaded in 12 parts.)

Join us on November 7th for our episode on Leave Her to Heaven!

Nightmare Alley (1947)
Nightmare Alley poster Rating: 7.8/10 (5,642 votes)
Director: Edmund Goulding
Writer: Jules Furthman (screenplay), William Lindsay Gresham (novel)
Stars: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker
Runtime: 110 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 28 Oct 1947
Plot: The rise and fall of Stanton Carlisle, a mentalist whose lies and deceit prove to be his downfall.

Oh, and if you want that meme we were talking about in the episode…

NightmareAlleyMeme

Oct 07

Episode 10: Kansas City Confidential

Kansas City ConfidentialIt’s been a while since we’ve had a truly sweet-spot criminals-and-dames noir on this podcast, so this week we’re bringing you one of the lesser-known gems of the genre: Kansas City Confidential!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we spoil a lot of the fun bits. In this case, you really won’t have an excuse to not see the film, because it is in the public domain and it is EVERYWHERE online. However, the image and sound quality vary greatly between the digital copies. We found an excellent version of the film on Hulu.

We still don’t quite know what our next episode will be, but it will arrive on October 21st!

Kansas City Confidential (1952)
Kansas City Confidential poster Rating: 7.4/10 (4,329 votes)
Director: Phil Karlson
Writer: George Bruce (screenplay), Harry Essex (screenplay), Harold Greene (story), Rowland Brown (story)
Stars: John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster, Neville Brand
Runtime: 99 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 11 Nov 1952
Plot: An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits.