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The Wagons Roll at Night ()


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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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Nick Coster
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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)
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Doc
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Snapper
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Tex
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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Pickpocket Victim (uncredited)
Tom Braunger ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Minister (uncredited)
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Mr. Paddleford (uncredited)
Jimmie Fox ...
Customer (uncredited)
Jack Gordon ...
Crowd Member (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ...
Trainer with Tex (uncredited)
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Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
Bradley Hall ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Man Running from Escaped Lion (uncredited)
Harry Harvey Jr. ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Mrs. Grebnick (uncredited)
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Wife (uncredited)
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Rural Taxi Driver (uncredited)
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Show Spectator (uncredited)
Payne B. Johnson ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Roustabout (uncredited)
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Husband (uncredited)
Ted Oliver ...
Sheriff (uncredited)
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Boy (uncredited)
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Boy (uncredited)
Betty Quintanilla ...
Baby (uncredited)
Beverly Quintanilla ...
Baby (uncredited)
George Riley ...
Barker (uncredited)
Cliff Saum ...
Barker #1 (uncredited)
Sammy Shack ...
Roustabout (uncredited)
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Roustabout (uncredited)
Fred Walburn ...
Boy (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ...
Chicago Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Tom Wilson ...
Barker (uncredited)
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Boy (uncredited)
Jack Wise ...
Balloon Salesman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ray Enright

Written by

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Fred Niblo Jr. ... (screenplay) and
Barry Trivers ... (screenplay)
 
Francis Wallace ... (story)

Produced by

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Harlan Thompson ... associate producer

Music by

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Heinz Roemheld ... (as H. Roemheld)

Cinematography by

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Sidney Hickox ... director of photography (as Sid Hickox)

Film Editing by

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Mark Richards

Art Direction by

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Hugh Reticker

Costume Design by

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Milo Anderson ... (gowns)

Makeup Department

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Perc Westmore ... makeup artist

Sound Department

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Everett Alton Brown ... sound (as E.A. Brown)

Special Effects by

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Byron Haskin ... special effects
Hans F. Koenekamp ... special effects (as H.F. Koenekamp)

Stunts

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Buster Wiles ... stunt double: Eddie Albert (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Leo F. Forbstein ... musical director
Ray Heindorf ... orchestral arranger
Howard Jackson ... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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Jo Graham ... dialogue director
Charles Perry ... technical advisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines A DRAMATIC SHOCK FROM THE BIG TOP! The surging drama behind the Big Show...a three ring cyclone of romance, drama and thrills! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Carnival (United States)
  • El circo sangriento (Spain)
  • Vagnarna rulla om natten (Sweden)
  • Tragédia no Circo (Brazil)
  • Il circo insanguinato (Italy)
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  • 84 min
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Trivia Starting with this film, Bogart would always receive top billing for the rest of his career. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Breakdowns of 1941 (1941). See more »
Soundtracks The Billboard 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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