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The Wagons Roll at Night (1941)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 25 April 1941 (USA)
After local grocery clerk rescues a baby from an escaped lion, a circus owner builds him into an attraction but balks when he falls in love with his sister.

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Cast

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Flo Lorraine
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Matt Varney
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Mary Coster
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Hoffman the Great (as Sig Rumann)
Cliff Clark ...
Doc
Charley Foy ...
Snapper
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Tex
John Ridgely ...
Arch
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Mrs. Williams
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Mr. Williams
Garry Owen ...
Gus
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Bundy
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Wally
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Storyline

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 Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The surging drama...the teeming thrills...behind the circus scenes! See more »

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Drama | Romance

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25 April 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Carnival  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The theatrical trailer was narrated by Gig Young. See more »

Quotes

Nick Coster: [to Flo] When I get a break, I'll hang a jewelry store around that lovely neck of yours.
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Connections

Version of Kid Galahad (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

The Umbrella Man
(uncredited)
Music by Vincent Rose and Larry Stock
Played when the taxi pulls into the carnival lot
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An interesting setting, unlike the standard Bogie Fare...
3 October 2000 | by (Duncan British Columbia) – See all my reviews

I liked this film. While a little predictable and such, it did offer Bogart and Sylvia Sidney, both of whom I admire a great deal. The scenes with the tigers were interesting. The film, while mostly melodramatic, was humourous in some portions. As a die hard Bogie fan, I can't say as to whether or not others would like this though. I am a tainted Bogie fan, and so my opinion is always slanted...


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