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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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Complete credited cast:
Emily Edwards
Dave Miller
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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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Release Date:

30 August 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

It Happened One Summer  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Jeanne Crain's singing voice was dubbed by Louanne Hogan. See more »


After the roller coaster ride, Margy gets off and sees the roller coaster going up for the next run. In the seats of the roller coaster cars, you can see Pat and Margy still on the roller coaster as well as the same two young couple sitting in front of them. See more »


Melissa Frake: I don't know what's gotten into you lately. All you do is sit around and mope.
Margy Frake: I don't sit around and mope.
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Remake of State Fair (1933) See more »


Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Dick Haymes and Vivian Blaine
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I could watch this movie over and over again!
9 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I love this movie! I think it has an incredible cute love story, and a cute family movie. I love to watch this movie over and over again, sing the songs, experience the love, and enjoy the fair! Jeanne Crain and Dana Andrews did a wonderful job portraying two people in love, Fay Bainter did a wonderful job with her cooking (I could almost taste it!), and Charles Winninger did a fabulous job at being a hog obsessed farmer. It's a movie for every girl who has dreamed of meeting a handsome stranger and falling in love! This movie will make you laugh, sigh, and dream of the things you wish you could have, but only can have through this movie. Roger's and Hammerstein did an excellent job!

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