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State Fair (1945)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 30 August 1945 (USA)
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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Trivia

Harry Morgan (billed as "Henry Morgan") appears as a dishonest carnival barker. Morgan, of course, went on to play Colonel Sherman Potter in TV's M*A*S*H. In the 11th season episode, M*A*S*H: The Moon Is Not Blue (1982) the staff of the M*A*S*H 4077th unit watches the movie "State Fair". See more »

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

Quotes

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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Referenced in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

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OUR STATE FAIR
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Fay Bainter, Percy Kilbride, and Charles Winninger
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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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