The Wagons Roll at Night

The Wagons Roll at Night

Humphrey Bogart
Director: Ray Enright Cast: Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
, Sylvia Sidney
Sylvia Sidney
, Eddie Albert
Eddie Albert
Ray Enright

DVD (Remastered)

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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.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/15/2011
UPC: 0883316288818
Original Release: 1941
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 10,086

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Humphrey Bogart Nick Coster
Sylvia Sidney Flo Lorraine
Eddie Albert Matt Varney
Joan Leslie Mary Coster
Sig Rumann Hoffman the Great
Cliff Clark Doc
Charley Foy Snapper
Frank Wilcox Tex
John Ridgely Arch
Clara Blandick Mrs. Williams
Aldrich Bowker Mr. Williams
Jack Mower Bundy
Frank Mayo Wally
Jimmy Fox Customer
Fred Walburn Actor
Garry Owen Gus
Eddie Acuff Man
John Dilson Minister
Richard Elliot Mr. Paddleford
George Guhl Deputy Sheriff
Harry Harvey Boy
Grace Hayle Mrs. Grebnick
Fay Helm Wife
Anthony Nace Husband
Ted Oliver Sheriff
George Ovey Boy
Buster Phelps Boy
George Riley Barker
Cliff Saum Barker
Tom Wilson Barker
Robert Winkler Boy
Al Herman Barker

Technical Credits
Ray Enright Director
Milo Anderson Costumes/Costume Designer
Byron Haskin Special Effects
Jesse Hibbs Asst. Director
Sidney Hickox Cinematographer
H.F. Koenekamp Special Effects
Fred Niblo Screenwriter
Hugh Reticker Art Director
Frederick Richards Editor
Heinz Roemheld Score Composer
Harlan Thompson Producer
Barry Trivers Screenwriter
Hal B. Wallis Producer

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