The Wagons Roll At Night (1941) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Wagons Roll At Night1941

The Wagons Roll At Night (1941)

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In the 1930s and 1940s, Warner Bros. developed a positive genius for remaking earlier films in new, disguised fashion, retaining the plotlines but altering the circumstances and character names. Wagons Roll at Night was a 1941 reworking of the prizefight drama Kid Galahad, filmed only four years earlier. The original film was about a naive boxer who falls in love with the sister of his semi-crooked manager. The remake stars Eddie Albert as a bucolic lion tamer, Humphrey Bogart (who'd been the villain in Kid Galahad) as the circus manager, and Joan Leslie as the girl. The earlier film also included Bette Davis as the manager's put-upon mistress; her counterpart in Wagons Roll at Night is Sylvia Sidney as a worldly circus star. It's amazing how well the prizefight milieu adapts itself to the lion cage, and for this alone Wagons Roll at Night is memorable. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Cast

Humphrey Bogart
as Nick Coster
Sylvia Sidney
as Flo Lorraine
Eddie Albert
as Matt Varney
Joan Leslie
as Mary Coster
Sig Rumann
as Hoffman the Great
Charles Foy
as Snapper
Charley Foy
as Snapper
Clara Blandick
as Mrs. Williams
Aldrich Bowker
as Mr. Williams
Tom Wilson
as Barker
Al Herman
as Barker
Cliff Saum
as Barker
George Guhl
as Deputy Sheriff
Richard Elliot
as Mr. Paddleford
Jimmy Fox
as Customer
Grace Hayle
as Mrs. Grebnick
Dick Elliott
as Mr. Paddleford
John Dilson
as Minister
Ted Oliver
as Sheriff
Anthony Nace
as Husband
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The movie has great moments, in which the most sensational artists are the lions. [Full review in Spanish]

September 17, 2019 | Full Review…

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