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State Fair (1945)

Approved  |   |  Musical, Romance  |  30 August 1945 (USA)
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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, ... See full summary »

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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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For the young in heart! And romantic oldsters, too! See more »

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Musical | Romance

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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

The stage version of "State Fair" opened at the Music Box Theatre on March 27, 1996 and ran for 110 performances. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning (and end) of the film, there is a large billboard poster announcing the State Fair, "week commencing August 23". Midway through the film, the program of events for the jams, jellies, pickles and mincemeat day is shown, dated Friday, August 22nd. See more »

Quotes

Melissa Frake: Abel Frake, I am not putting liquor in my cooking!
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Remake of State Fair (1933) 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 lovely film
21 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film in 1945, when I was completing 5 years in the Royal Navy. I was stationed in Kure , Japan, (5 miles from Hiroshima). We were the first British naval personnel to land in the area after the end of WW2, and services and accommodation were very primitive. When things started improving, we got our first film, "State Fair" with the gorgeous Jeanne Crain 'singing the Oscar winning song "It might as well be spring" The wonderful Rodgers and Hammerstein also provides opportunities for Dick Haymes and Vivian Blaine to exercise their tonsils.This happy film never flags; if its the mincemeat or Hampshire Boar competitions, the family have a ball.Look out for a wonderful cameo performance from Donald Meek as the aforementioned @mincemeat' judge. I have watched this film at least a dozen times, the last time last week on DVD and it never bores.


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