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State Fair (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 30 August 1945 (USA)
The Frake family attends the annual Iowa State Fair; each member of the clan has their own reason for doing so.

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Storyline

Farm family Frake, with discontented daughter Margy, head for the Iowa State Fair. On the first day, both Margy and brother Wayne meet attractive new flames; so does father's prize hog, Blue Boy. As the fair proceeds, so do the romances; must lovers separate when the fair closes? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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YOUR HEART WILL SING OUT LOUD! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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30 August 1945 (USA)  »

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It Happened One Summer  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Dana Andrews was a trained opera singer but did not actually sing in the movie. Instead his voice was dubbed because the studio was unaware he was a trained singer. He later explained that he didn't correct their mistake because he felt the singer dubbing him probably needed the money and he didn't want to put anyone out of work. See more »

Goofs

Women's lipstick disappears and reappears repeatedly... until they kiss someone which they always do without lipstick. See more »

Quotes

Margy Frake: Pat!
Pat Gilbert: Yes?
Margy Frake: I was only talking. I couldn't marry anybody but you. Ever!
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Connections

Featured in M*A*S*H: The Moon Is Not Blue (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Jeanne Crain (dubbed by Louanne Hogan)
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A Really Good "Feel Good" Film
23 December 2001 | by (East Patchogue,NY) – See all my reviews

The simpleness, and wholesomeness of this film makes it a treat to watch. The music and songs make it even more enjoyable, and the beauty of Jeanne Crain in this film would make your eyes water. A rare film with Dick Haymes who was always underrated as a singer. I feel lucky to have a VHS copy of this film.


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