Nightmare Alley to Make Its TCM Premiere
Tyrone Power was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood from the late 1930s through the late 1950s and he was 20th Century Fox's most famous star until Marilyn Monroe came along. Turner Classic Movies hasn't traditionally aired as many films of Fox's great stars as those from other studios - this has been about film rights more than anything else. Since TCM entered into an exclusive licensing deal with Fox, though, that has begun to change.
In August 2012, Tyrone Power was honored for the first time with a day filled with his films as part of TCM's annual Summer Under the Stars event. Soon after, more of Power's films began appearing on the channel than in the past, but Wednesday evening, October 16, marks the first time since then that TCM's primetime schedule and late night hours are being devoted to his movies. Among the films to be aired are two that will be making their TCM debuts: Rawhide (1951), a Western, and Nightmare Alley (1947), a film noir that contains what most consider Power's best dramatic performance.
The Schedule (all times Eastern/Pacific):
8:00pm/5:00pm Rawhide (1951), co-starring Susan Hayward, directed by Henry Hathaway
9:45pm/6:45pm Nightmare Alley (1947), co-starring Joan Blondell, directed by Edmund Goulding
11:45pm/8:45pm The Mark of Zorro (1940), co-starring Basil Rathbone and Linda Darnell, directed by Rouben Mamoulian
1:30am/10:30pm The Black Swan (1942), co-starring Maureen O'Hara, George Sanders, Thomas Mitchell and Anthony Quinn, directed by Henry King
3:00am/midnight Marie Antoinette (1938), co-starring Norma Shearer, directed by W.S. Van Dyke
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