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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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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

Nearly all of the extensive fairground set was created on Fox's backlot and sound stages. A notable exception is the rollercoaster sequence that introduces Jeanne Crain to Dana Andrews in the picture. While all of the dialogue between the characters is clearly shot on a set, there are many glimpses of Andrews and Crain on the actual coaster. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Melissa Frake: Abel Frake, I am not putting liquor in my cooking!
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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.102 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

THAT'S FOR ME
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Vivian Blaine
Reprised by Jeanne Crain (dubbed by Louanne Hogan) and Dick Haymes
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A Delightful Holiday
6 March 1999 | by (Cleveland, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

This trip to the "State Fair" is a fun-filled vacation. It's all there: mother's mince meat pie, father's prize winning hog, and the children's bouts of romances, all wrapped in a tuneful Rodgers & Hammerstein score and tied with a Technicolor bow. The cast is excellent, the songs great, and the direction and production values high. What can one say? They sure don't make 'em like this any more. It's easy to see why -- after this, who can top it?


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