A lion escapes Nick Coster's carnival and is captured by grocery clerk Matt Varney whom Nick brings into the show and eventually makes chief lion tamer. When Nick finds out Matt has fallen for his convent-bred sister Mary he makes him go into the cage with the insane lion Caesar. Written by
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The theatrical trailer was narrated by Gig Young. See more
If you look at it in a certain way, a lion's nothing but a large chipmunk.
Referenced in Summer of '42
Music by John Klohr
Played by the band the first time in the tent
Also played when Matt first enters the cage
Also played when Matt tries to wake Hoffman
Also played during the Varney of the Lions montage See more