‘Nightmare Alley’ Movie Summary
Stan Carlisle works in a sideshow as carny and assistant to the mentalist Zeena Krumbein. She’s married to an alcoholic named Pete, and the two have successful mentalist act using a secret code that allows them to pretend to audience member’s minds. They’ve been successful since before Pete’s drinking problem began, and now Stan’s looking to learn their act so he can leave the small time and become a successful mentalist. On the side, Stan is in lust with a gorgeous woman named Molly, but she lives with the show’s strongman, Bruno. While Stan eventually learns the code, not everything is sunshine sprinkles once he hits the big time.
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