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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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30 August 1945 (USA)  »

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It Happened One Summer  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 24, 1946 with Jeanne Crain and Dick Haymes reprising their film roles. 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

Margy Frake: [leaving the fair] I never want to see another fair.
Wayne Frake: You can say that again!
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Featured in M*A*S*H: The Moon Is Not Blue (1982) See more »

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IT'S A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by William Marshall, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine, Jeanne Crain (dubbed by Louanne Hogan),
Dana Andrews (dubbed by Ben Gage), and Chorus
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great fun
15 October 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Not like the other R&H musicals - its ten years older, for a start. It has Jeanne Crain, young and pretty and as fluffy and fun as she was in Margie - and a more perfect fit for the other roles you would not find (Vivian Blaine in another great film musical role to rival Miss Adelaide, Dana Andrews (an odd choice but who else could you imagine?), Dick Haymes in great voice, Fay Bainter and her mincemeat, Charles Winniger and his prize pig). It is a gooey pleasure something similar to eating chocs when you know you really shouldn't ... highly recommended - great tunes. And avoid the remake with Pat Boone and Ann-Margret. No comparison. This is the one to watch - 56 and still fantastic.


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