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Chad Hanna (1940)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 25 December 1940 (USA)
Country boy joins a circus in the 1840s and falls in love with Albany the star equestrian rider. Later he falls in love with Caroline another runaway who becomes the Circus' new bareback rider.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chad Hanna
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Albany Yates
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Caroline
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Huguenine
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Mrs. Huguenine
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B.D. Bisbee
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Fred Shepley
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Ike Wayfish
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Bell Boy
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Burke (as Frank Thomas)
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Cisco Tridd
Frank Conlan ...
Mr. Proudfoot
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Fiero (as Edward Conrad)
Edward McWade ...
Elias
Edward Mundy ...
Joe Duddy
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Country boy joins a circus in the 1840s and falls in love with Albany the star equestrian rider. Later he falls in love with Caroline another runaway who becomes the Circus' new bareback rider.

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Drama | Romance

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25 December 1940 (USA)  »

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Gente de circo  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Dorris Bowdon was convinced that she had got the role of Caroline, because her husband Nunnally Johnson wrote the screenplay. When she found out Linda Darnell got the role, she considered leaving Johnson. See more »

Quotes

Fred Shepley: [Talking to Albany] Any thing in pants, huh!
Chad Hanna: Hey Joe! What's happen there, Albany ain't married to him is she?
Joe Duddy: No! But you'd think so the way fight, wouldn't you.
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Boring
1 August 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Boring story about a country bumpkin (Henry Fonda) and the girl (Linda Darnell) who loves him running off with a circus. Fonda's infatuated with bareback rider Dorothy Lamour but eventually realizes he was meant for the country girl. Darnell and Lamour look beautiful, especially in Technicolor. Really, the whole picture looks good. The problem is the story is dull and some of the acting is sub-par. Considering this cast, I expected better. Darnell's often spotty so I wasn't phased by her weak performance. But I was disappointed in Henry Fonda, whose rube routine was annoying. He reunites with his Grapes of Wrath costars John Carradine and Jane Darwell, both of whom are fine in this. Dorothy Lamour stands out the most. I wish I could recommend it but unless you're a Fonda, Lamour, or Darnell completist I wouldn't waste my time on it. Watchable but dull.


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