The tents are leaky. The troupers are weary. The carnival limps into town and sets up for another show. To the public, the carnival means exciting performers. To Nick Coster, those performers are mugs and grifters and riffraff all under one tent. Nickshould know. He puts the show together. Humphrey Bogart plays Nick, bringing crisp authority to a movie whose midway atmosphere is so alive you can almost taste the caramel corn. Sylvia Sidney, Eddie Albert and Joan Leslie join Bogart in this tale centered on Nick and an up-and-coming lion tamer (Albert) he discovers. The story, a reworking of 1937s Kid Galahad, is a superb example of how studio-system filmmakers kept successful plotlines rolling. Bogarts career was finally rolling, too. His next filmwould make him an undisputed star. The title: The Maltese Falcon. **Please be aware that this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a DVD-R disc. It should play in all standard DVD players.