GenreDrama, Romance Story byWalter D. Edmonds CountryUnited States
Release dateDecember 25, 1940 Based onRed Wheels Rolling (1940)
by Walter D. Edmonds WriterWalter D. Edmonds (the story of: "Red Wheels Rolling" by), Nunnally Johnson (screen play) CastHenry Fonda (Chad Hanna), Dorothy Lamour (Albany Yates / Lady Lillian), Linda Darnell (Caroline Tridd Hanna), Guy Kibbee (A. D. Huguenine), Jane Darwell (Mrs. Bettina Huguenine), John Carradine (B. D. Bisbee) Similar moviesMarnie, Tangled, True Lies, Goldfinger, Crank: High Voltage, A View to a Kill
TaglineThrilling New Millions ! Right out of the pages of the Saturday Evening Post comes the best-seller acclaimed by Millions !
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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.
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.