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State Fair (1962)

Texan farmers the Frake family head for the Texas State Fair in Dallas. The parents are focused on winning the competitions for livestock and cooking. However, their restless daughter Margy and her brother Wayne meet attractive new love interests.

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Melissa Frake
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Doc Cramer
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Mincemeat Judge
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Betty Jean
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Red Hoertert (as Edward 'Tap' Canutt)
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Boy in Stands (as Marvin Aday)
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Texan farmers the Frake family head for the Texas State Fair in Dallas. The parents are focused on winning the competitions for livestock and cooking. However, their restless daughter Margy and her brother Wayne meet attractive new love interests.

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So fresh and wonderful with Richard Rodgers' NEWEST melodies and NEWEST lyrics!

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Musical | Romance

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9 March 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Feira da Vida  »

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,500,000 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The stage version of "State Fair" opened at the Music Box Theater on March 27, 1996 and ran for 110 performances. See more »

Connections

References Casbah (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

More Than Just A Friend
Lyrics and Music by Richard Rodgers
Performed by Tom Ewell
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I was in the movie
3 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was in the 2nd grade at Lakewood Elementary and I can remember a man coming into our classroom and telling us he was going to make a movie at the State Fair and he needed kids to ride the merry-go-round, and who wanted to be in it? We all raised our hands. I ran all the way home from school and ran into the house shouting to my Mom that "I am going to be in a movie". And I was! Our job was to ride the merry-go-round and sing. We sat underneath a tent, while we were taught the words to the song (of course professional child singers were who you heard). I can name almost every one of the kids you see in the move, including me.

My Dad had to get me a social security number so I could get paid $25.00 per night for two nights. The cool thing is that my social security number is listed out of California. My Mom took me shopping and let me buy a doll with the money I made.

Oh, the memories! Our State Fair is a great State Fair, don't miss it, don't even be late. Its dollars to donuts that our State Fair is the best State Fair in our State! Vicki A.


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