The movie follows the rise and fall of a con man — a story that begins and ends at a seedy travelling carnival. Stanton Carlisle (Tyrone Power) joins the carnival, working with "Mademoiselle Zeena" (Joan Blondell) and her alcoholic husband, Pete (Ian Keith).
The ambitious Stanton "Stan" Carlisle works in a sideshow as carny and assistant of the mentalist Zeena Krumbein, who is married with the alcoholic Pete. The couple had developed a secret ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(ru) wrote: This is not an entertaining film. I do not need to be force fed the current, harsh reality of Islamic radicalism in Europe (by American actors or writers) that was predictable due to poor leadership married to greed since WWII. Why are so many American actors playing Europeans? Is Europe facing a serious shortage of actors? Really? By the way, Defoe is possibly one of the biggest users and enablers in the history of film. He is no stranger to an illicit needle. Defoe looks like what happens to you when you do hard drugs for years and survive. I have not seen Defoe in a watchable movie since The English Patient. I do not think it was advisable for Defoe and Hoffman to be together in this film. Period. The subject matter made me want to contemplate doing serious drugs and I have never done them in my life. Uninspiring and demoralizing but informative if you want a docudrama on the mundane, ennui of terror in our century. Who cares to see this? As for Hoffman I did enjoy his presence in about three films. What an ignominious ending (upon hearing of his drug assisted suicide) to this excellent and unpredictable character actor that is greatly needed to cut through the malignant narcissism that rules in Dollywood. Do not waste your money, or even more important, your time, on this.
(jp) wrote: A decent conversion of a Hitchcock classic to modern-day America. The leads are passable, the story is very predictable however, with an ending that ruins its one shot of suspense big time. It's still a pretty good movie for teens and the like to watch, since the two lead stars are obviously attractive and their relationship strengthens as the film goes on. It's a typical standard thriller, but it has enough humor and the use of technology is used very well, so it's probably worth a view.
(jp) wrote: Great action movie which was very realistic in its portrayal of war. Kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time with the intense fighting scenes. Van Damme is not the best actor in the world, but this movie was worth watching because of its realism and grittyness.
(nl) wrote: Loses marks for tagging on an unnecessary happy ending, but otherwise it's a faithful adaptation.
(de) wrote: I have no idea what was happening in this movie or what the plot was of who the characters were or why I should care. I was so bored I nearly died. I think this might have even been worse than Beverly Hills Chihuahua, which I didn't think was possible.
(de) wrote: this movie is so good i woulld recommend it to anyone go neil simon and go broadway
(ru) wrote: It's fairly apparent a Star Wars knock-off, but the creativity, ambitious cast and cheap production value are all entertaining.
(kr) wrote: With a great screenplay by Richard Murphy and Ben Hecht, this Noir stands out in just about every other aspect as well. Richard Conte is a sympathetic hood hunted by Victor Mature, who plays a conflicted police Lt. here. His role is not unlike that in Kiss of Death, but with a degree less unambiguous sympathy to balance with Conte's more family-oriented sociopath. Both leads are excellent, as is the supporting cast. Winters, Betty Garde and Debra Paget are great, but Hope Emerson plays the scheming Rose with terrific menace. Asphyxiation fetishists will greatly enjoy the lingering focus on her giant hands in a particularly fun scene with Mature. Nice NY location cinematography by Lloyd Ahern and a spectacular Alfred Newman score round things out. This is available in several versions, but badly deserving of the Criterion treatment.
(ca) wrote: O filme resgata a essncia de terror que se perdeu apos os 3 primeiros filmes, ele faz juno entre todos os filmes e dando explicaes para determinadas lagunas existentes. Esse filme no para marinheiros de primeira viajem, um filme feito para fs da serie. A melhore cena est no ps-creditos, porem vejo que muita gente no assiste e fica sem entender o que aconteceu no fim. Don Mancine acerta em colocar a portagonista em uma cadeira de rodas o que aumenta a teno, no s nas cenas com Chucky mas entre a boa construo de personagens.
(de) wrote: To a younger audience, the film's detailing of racial tension in Long Beach, USA is really quite hard-hitting, but to a more mature audience, Freedom Writers is a far more watered down account of racism and gang warfare, even sometimes stooping to "Step Up" levels of bittersweetness. I've still given it 3 stars out of 5 because whilst I feel it is inaccurate, the film was thoroughly enjoyable because of its young cast of talented unknowns and an extremely good performance from Hilary Swank with an insightful script to work with.