Chicken Wagon Family

The Chicken Wagon Family

Director: Herbert I. Leeds

Cast: Herbert I. Leeds, Jane Withers, Leo Carrillo, Marjorie Weaver

     
 
Based on a novel by Barry Benefield, Chicken Wagon Family affords nearly equal screen time to child star Jane Withers and veteran character actor Leo Carrillo. Tired of living in the boonies, itinerant merchant J. P. B. Fiffany (Carrillo) packs his family into his ramshackle wagon and sets out for New York. Alas, Fiffany has a fondness for poker, losing his

Overview

Based on a novel by Barry Benefield, Chicken Wagon Family affords nearly equal screen time to child star Jane Withers and veteran character actor Leo Carrillo. Tired of living in the boonies, itinerant merchant J. P. B. Fiffany (Carrillo) packs his family into his ramshackle wagon and sets out for New York. Alas, Fiffany has a fondness for poker, losing his hard-earned wages as quickly as he gets them. Fortunately, his enterprising daughter Addie (Jane Withers) is a human cornucopia of money-making schemes, and it is she who saves the day. Chicken Wagon Family was originally purchased by Fox as a Will Rogers vehicle, but was put on the back burner when Rogers died in 1935. Musical highlights include Jane Withers' boisterous rendition of "Daughter of Mademoiselle," originally performed by Louise Hovick (aka Gypsy Rose Lee) in The Battle of Broadway (1939).

Product Details

Release Date:
04/12/2013
UPC:
0024543878261
Original Release:
1939
Rating:
NR
Source:
Fox Mod
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:03:00
Sales rank:
83,798

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jane Withers Addie Fippany
Leo Carrillo J.P.B. Fippany
Marjorie Weaver Cecile
Spring Byington Josephine
Kane Richmond Hibbard
Hobart Cavanaugh Henri
Hamilton MacFadden Auctioneer
Inez Palange Mrs. Buzzi
Hooper Atchley Actor
Wade Boteler Actor

Technical Credits
Herbert I. Leeds Director
Fred Allen Editor
Edward J. Cronjager Cinematographer
Samuel Kaylin Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Viola Brothers Shore Screenwriter
Viola Brothers Shore Screenwriter
Sol Wurtzel Producer

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