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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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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

During the roller-coaster scene, the cars that go into the tunnel are a different set than those that come out. The lead car is green with a cage-like device going in and red with no cage coming out. See more »

Quotes

Margy Frake: Ohh... but the house you live in...
Harry Ware: It's got to be the same. No old clapboard shingle business. There is a new kind of plastic, pre-fabricated job. I want you to see it at the catalog home.
Margy Frake: Is it pretty?
Harry Ware: Sure, but whats more important it's termite proof. Wait 'til you see it, they tell you how to furnish it too. No rugs or carpets, there just dust collecters... Linolium through the whole house, wait until you see the pictures, it's sleek and smooth easy to keep clean... well it's like every ...
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Killer Shrews (1992) 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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