When a traveling circus rolls through his sleepy hamlet in mid-19th-century Upstate New York, local lad Chad Hanna (Henry Fonda) is so taken with the show─particularly the bareback rider (Dorothy Lamour)─that he decides to run off with it. He learns all too soon that the lifestyle behind the big top isn't all that merry, in this colorful drama. Linda Darnell, Guy Kibbee, Jane Darwell co-star. 88 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.