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Director:
Writers:
Paul Green (adaptation)
Oscar Hammerstein II (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 August 1945 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
For the young in heart! And romantic oldsters, too! See more »
Plot:
Farm family Frake, with discontented daughter Margy, head for the Iowa State Fair. On the first day... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Wonderful slice of Americana-Nothing more, nothing less! See more (52 total) »

Cast

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Jeanne Crain ... Margy Frake

Dana Andrews ... Pat Gilbert
Dick Haymes ... Wayne Frake

Vivian Blaine ... Emily Edwards
Charles Winninger ... Abel Frake
Fay Bainter ... Melissa Frake

Donald Meek ... Hippenstahl
Frank McHugh ... McGee
Percy Kilbride ... Dave Miller

Harry Morgan ... Barker (as Henry Morgan)
Jane Nigh ... Eleanor
William Marshall ... Tommy Thomas
Phil Brown ... Harry Ware
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Esmeralda ... The Hog
Whilwind ... Hog
Robert Adler ... Ring-Toss Spectator (uncredited)
Hal Aldridge III ... (uncredited)
Russell Ash ... (uncredited)
Dorothy Bailer ... (uncredited)
Lee Bailey ... (uncredited)
Walter Baldwin ... Farmer (uncredited)
Ray Barons ... Boy on Merry-Go-Round (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Hammer Contest Spectator (uncredited)
Joseph E. Bernard ... Ring-Toss Spectator (uncredited)
Eddie Borden ... Follies Spectator (uncredited)
Blue Boy ... Hog (uncredited)
Harlan Briggs ... Food Judge (uncredited)
Virginia Brissac ... Farmer's Wife (uncredited)
Esther Brodelet ... (uncredited)
Paul E. Burns ... Hank (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Assistant Hog Judge (uncredited)
Lorraine Collier ... (uncredited)
Clancy Cooper ... Policeman (uncredited)
Frank Dae ... (uncredited)

John Dehner ... Hog Contest Announcer (uncredited)
Jo-Carroll Dennison ... Girl (uncredited)
Harry Depp ... Judge's Secretary (uncredited)
Earle S. Dewey ... Assistant Hog Judge (uncredited)
Cathy Downs ... Girl on Carousel (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ... Rollercoaster Attendant (uncredited)
Tom Fadden ... Eph (uncredited)
Jim Farley ... Ticket-Taker (uncredited)
Alice Fleming ... Food Judge (uncredited)
Diane Florentine ... Police Chief's Daughter (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Horse Race Spectator (uncredited)
Francis Ford ... R.C. Martin (uncredited)
William Frambes ... Pappy (uncredited)
Al Gallagher ... (uncredited)
Janet Graves ... (uncredited)

Coleen Gray ... Girl with Pappy (uncredited)
Neal Hart ... Farmer (uncredited)
Paul Harvey ... Simpson (uncredited)
Louanne Hogan ... Margy Frake (uncredited) (singing voice)
Reed Howes ... Horse Race Spectator (uncredited)
Jack Jackson ... (uncredited)
Adele Jergens ... Girl on Rollercoaster (uncredited)
Jack Kenyon ... (uncredited)
Warren Lane ... (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ... Man Talking to Police Chief (uncredited)
Louis Manley ... Fire-Eater (uncredited)
Mary Manners ... (uncredited)
Vie Mansfield ... Specialty (uncredited)

Mae Marsh ... Ring-Toss Spectator (uncredited)
Frank Mayo ... Man Margy Bumps (uncredited)
Jean McClure ... (uncredited)
Pat McKee ... Bell-Ringing Competition Barker (uncredited)
Buddy Moore ... (uncredited)
Steve Olson ... Follies Barker (uncredited)
Charles Owens ... (uncredited)
Emory Parnell ... Congressman James A. Goodheart (uncredited)
Eleanor Peterson ... (uncredited)
'Snub' Pollard ... Hog Calling Contest Spectator (uncredited)
Larraine Reimer ... (uncredited)
Buddy Robinson ... (uncredited)
John Roche ... (uncredited)
Jack Ross ... (uncredited)
Mario Salvaneschi ... (uncredited)
Ralph Sanford ... Police Chief (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ... Ticket-Seller (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Follies Spectator (uncredited)
Almira Sessions ... Farmer's Wife (uncredited)
Ed Stanbridge ... (uncredited)
Les Stanford ... Strong Man (uncredited)
Mary Stewart ... Girl (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Man Listening to Band (uncredited)
Phil Tead ... Fire-Eater Barker (uncredited)
Jim Toney ... Ring-Toss Spectator (uncredited)
Minerva Urecal ... Woman Congratulating Mrs. Metcalf (uncredited)
Vanita Wade ... (uncredited)
Josephine Whittell ... Mrs. Metcalf (uncredited)
Margo Woode ... Girl (uncredited)

Will Wright ... Hog Judge (uncredited)
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Directed by
Walter Lang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Green  adaptation
Oscar Hammerstein II  screenplay
Sonya Levien  adaptation
Philip Stong  novel

Produced by
William Perlberg .... producer
 
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge (uncredited)
Alfred Newman (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell (uncredited)
Gene Rose (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Leon Shamroy 
 
Film Editing by
J. Watson Webb Jr.  (as J. Watson Webb)
 
Art Direction by
Lewis H. Creber  (as Lewis Creber)
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Al Orenbach 
 
Costume Design by
René Hubert 
 
Production Management
Raymond A. Klune .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gaston Glass .... assistant director
Joseph E. Rickards .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bernard Freericks .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
 
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
Ralph Hammeras .... miniatures (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
E. Truman Joiner .... key grip (uncredited)
F. Bud Mautino .... second camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Charles Henderson .... musical director
Alfred Newman .... musical director
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (as Edward Powell)
Murray Spivack .... music mixer (uncredited)
Vinton Vernon .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor director
Richard Mueller .... associate technicolor director
Hermes Pan .... choreographer
Paul MacPherson .... technical advisor (uncredited)
May Morris .... research assistant (uncredited)
Frances C. Richardson .... research director (uncredited)
Dave Robel .... assistant dance director (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"It Happened One Summer" - USA (TV title)
"Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
100 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jeanne Crain's singing voice was dubbed by Louanne Hogan.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Margy Frake:Pat!
Pat Gilbert:Yes?
Margy Frake:I was only talking. I couldn't marry anybody but you. Ever!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in California Split (1974)See more »
Soundtrack:
ISN'T IT KIND OF FUN?See more »

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21 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful slice of Americana-Nothing more, nothing less!, 10 April 2003
Author: JTBWRITER from ARCADIA, CA

A wonderful look at an America we will never see again-tuneful, romantic and a Happy Ending! State Fair never claims to be the end all and be all, just a sweet look at the tradition of the State Fair put to music. This movie (and the ensuing Broadway Musical) stand on their own next to Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, King and I, Sound of Music, etc.

Jeanie Crain and Dana Andrews play their scenes so effortlessly, you forget its just a 3 day romance. Dick Haymes and the eternal Vivian Blaine have a chemistry that works much better then the Pat Boone version.

I recommend this movie to anyone who wants a break from the tired old action/violence/cheesy comedies of today-it's as much an image of summer as cotton candy and candy apples!

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