Chad Hanna

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Chad Hanna
Film poster
Directed by Henry King
Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck
Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson
Based on Red Wheels Rolling (1940)
by Walter D. Edmonds[1]
Starring Henry Fonda
Dorothy Lamour
Linda Darnell
Music by David Buttolph
Cinematography Ernest Palmer (American cinematographer)
Ray Rennahan
Edited by Barbara McLean
Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release date
December 25, 1940
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Chad Hanna is a 1940 Technicolor film directed by Henry King, and was adapted from a bestseller of sorts that was published that same year. The novel was written by Walter Dumaux Edmonds (after it had first been published in serial form in the Saturday Evening Post under the title "Red Wheels Rolling"). It stars Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell and Dorothy Lamour.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

In the 1840s, Chad Hanna (Fonda), a New York country boy working along the canal in Canastota, New York, joins a travelling Huguenine circus. He falls in love with beautiful bareback rider Albany Yates (Lamour), but she spurns him. Chad then finds himself attracted to another runaway, country girl Caroline Tridd (Darnell).

Though everybody assumes that the boy is slow on the uptake, Chad manages to save the circus from financial ruin.[3]



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