The Wagons Roll at Night

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The Wagons Roll at Night
The Wagons Roll at Night - 1941 - poster.png
1941 Movie Poster
Directed by Ray Enright
Produced by Hal B. Wallis
Harlan Thompson
Written by Fred Niblo, Jr.
Barry Trivers
Francis Wallace (story)
Starring Humphrey Bogart
Sylvia Sidney
Eddie Albert
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Release dates
  • April 26, 1941 (1941-04-26)
Running time
84 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Wagons Roll at Night is a 1941 circus film directed by Ray Enright, starring Humphrey Bogart as traveling carnival owner Nick Coster, Sylvia Sidney as his girlfriend and Eddie Albert as a newcomer who falls in love with Nick's sister. The screenplay is by Fred Niblo Jr. and Barry Trivers, and the film is based on a 1936 novel by Francis Wallace, first published as a serial in The Saturday Evening Post.

This film marks the only instance to date when the story was presented using its original circus setting, as Wallace's novel was the basis for the earlier 1937 film Kid Galahad, directed by Michael Curtiz - also by Warner Bros. and also starring Humphrey Bogart - but using the boxing world as a backdrop. In 1962, United Artists produced a musical remake of the "boxing" version of Wallace's story under the same title, directed by Phil Karlson.[1]


A circus manager turns a young farm boy into a star lion tamer.



  1. ^ "Kid Galahad". Time Out. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 

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