IMDb > State Fair (1962)
State Fair
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

State Fair (1962) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 2 | slideshow) Videos
State Fair -- US Home Video Trailer from 20th Century Fox

Overview

User Rating:
6.0/10   705 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 8% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Richard L. Breen (screenplay)
Oscar Hammerstein II (adaptation) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for State Fair on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
9 March 1962 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
So fresh and wonderful with Richard Rodgers' NEWEST melodies and NEWEST lyrics!
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Still a Great State Fair See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Pat Boone ... Wayne Frake

Bobby Darin ... Jerry Dundee
Pamela Tiffin ... Margy Frake

Ann-Margret ... Emily Porter

Tom Ewell ... Abel Frake

Alice Faye ... Melissa Frake

Wally Cox ... Hipplewaite
David Brandon ... Harry Ware
Clem Harvey ... Doc Cramer
Robert Foulk ... Mincemeat Judge
Linda Heinrich ... Betty Jean
Tap Canutt ... Red Hoertert (as Edward 'Tap' Canutt)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bebe Allen ... Usherette (uncredited)

Sheila Allen ... Hipplewaite's Girl (uncredited)
Walter Beilby ... Swine Judge (uncredited)
Herman Boden ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jack Carr ... Husky Man at Mincemeat Contest (uncredited)
Earl Chaney ... Boy in Stands (uncredited)
Margaret Deramee ... Lilya (uncredited)
Mary Durant ... Woman Mincemeat Judge (uncredited)
Anita Gordon ... Margy Frake (singing voice) (uncredited)
Claude Hall ... Sime (uncredited)
Albert Harris ... Jim (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Bill Lee ... Emily's Dance Partner (singing voice) (uncredited)
Tom Loughney ... Dick Burdick (uncredited)
Jim Lowe ... Big Tex (voice) (uncredited)
Edwin McClure ... Announcer (uncredited)

Meat Loaf ... Boy in Stands (uncredited)
George Russell ... George Hoffer (uncredited)
Tony Zoppi ... The Masher (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
José Ferrer 
 
Writing credits
Richard L. Breen (screenplay) (as Richard Breen)

Oscar Hammerstein II (adaptation) and
Paul Green (adaptation) &
Sonya Levien (adaptation)

Philip Stong (novel)

Produced by
Charles Brackett .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alfred Newman (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
William C. Mellor (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David Bretherton 
 
Art Direction by
Walter M. Simonds 
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Lucien Hafley  (as Lou Hafley)
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Marjorie Best 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ad Schaumer .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Alfred Bruzlin .... sound
Warren B. Delaplain .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. .... special photographic effects
 
Music Department
George Bassman .... orchestrator
Henry Beau .... orchestrator
Ken Darby .... associate: Alfred Newman
Pete King .... orchestrator
Gus Levene .... orchestrator
Bernard Mayers .... orchestrator
Alfred Newman .... conductor
Alfred Newman .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Nick Castle .... choreographer
 

Production CompaniesDistributors
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
UK:118 min | USA:118 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
One of the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II songs from the 1945 movie score could not be used in this picture - "All I Owe Ioway," since, of course, the state fair had been transplanted from Iowa to Texas. In the 1962 film, Richard Rodgers provided both music and lyrics for an equivalent number, "The Little Things in Texas," sung by Alice Faye, Tom Ewell and a children's chorus.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Dawn Patrol (1938)See more »
Soundtrack:
That's For MeSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Still a Great State Fair, 8 February 2006
Author: joseph952001 from United States

For the most part, I wish everyone would stop comparing remakes with the originals. I will be the first to admit that sometimes a remake doesn't make it such as Bette Midler's version of Gypsy. She once said that she was born to play Madam Rose; Oh No She Wasn't! Bad Choice! So, what about the remake of State Fair? Well, for one thing, the cast was better than the original and there was the look that it was really filmed at a State Fair. I guess we should say that the original movie was good for its time, and the same thing can be said for the remake; that it's good for it's time! Another thing that this remake has going for it is the extra songs that was not in the original: Sweet Hog of Mine, very funny, with Tom Ewell actually doing his own singing; Never Say No To A Man sung by Alice Faye to her daughter Margie played by Pamela Tiffin; Willing and Eager sung by Ann Margaret and Pat Boone; You're Not An Angel sung by Bobby Darin to Pamela Tiffin; and The Little Things In Texas sung by Tom Ewell and Alice Faye as they take a ride on the Merry Go Round at the Fair on the last night of the Fair.

Once again, Margie's voice is dubbed, but this time by Anita Gordon and in case anyone is interested, in the original, Jeanne Crains voice was dubbed by Luanne Hogan. Other than that, everyone did their own singing in the remake in which the songs were more energetic than they were in the original. Ann Margaret's version of Isn't It Kinda Fun with David Street, another Cincinnati, Ohio talent, was a lot better than in the original, and That's For Me made more sense when Pat Boone sang it while watching Ann Margaret walk away from him in her sexy walk obviously copied from the Marily Montoe walk that Marilyn was so famous for ever since she filmed Niagra! Having Alice Faye come out of retirement was a good idea for 20th to pull off. She wasn't too happy with the movie and the way it turned out, but who cares? Just seeing her again on the screen and still being able to sing in her throaty style was great to hear, and no one could spit out the line the way she did when she told Pat Boone how she felt about Margie's boyfriend Harry when she claimed that Harry was about exciting as watching grass grow! Great version! Loved it! Much better than the very stage looked first version, and it still proves that Our State Fair Is Still a Great State Fair!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (29 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for State Fair (1962)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Who's hotter: Ann-Margret or Pamela Tiffen? simonhowson
Where was it filmed? BullMoose
car brihev
The weakest of the R+H films dmnemaine
What? Directed by Jose Ferrer? quasirella
meat loaf trip67
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
State Fair Madame Bovary In the Time of the Butterflies The Ballad of the Sad Cafe The Sound of Music
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Musical section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.