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Director:
Writers:
Richard L. Breen (screenplay)
Oscar Hammerstein II (adaptation) ...
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Release Date:
9 March 1962 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
So fresh and wonderful with Richard Rodgers' NEWEST melodies and NEWEST lyrics!
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A grand night for viewing See more (30 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)

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
 

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UK:118 min | USA:118 min
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Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
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Wally Cox's first film.See more »
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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A grand night for viewing, 29 November 2005
Author: ryancm from United States

I think this 62' remake of STATE FAIR doesn't deserve the bad rap it's been getting and has in the past. While it is not a great musical, it certainly has its credits. Yes, the original is better, but let's give credit where credit is due for this re-make. First of all it was great to see Alice Faye back on screen. She did a more than admirable job, as did Tom Ewell as Abel. They are definitely on par with the orginials. Pat Boone is quite wonderful as Wayne, better that Dick Haymes. Bobby Darin was his usual egotistical self which fits the character well, although I like Dana Andrews a bit more. The real standout is Ann-Margret. Not only is her one splashy number great, but she really shows her acting chops, especially in her final scene with Pat Boone. You can certainly see why she became a huge star and has been working for over 40 years and still is. Sorry to see her in her drunken frumpy roles, however. The only real disappointment is Pamela Tiffin. She looks the role but is unlovable as Margy. She looks and acts a bit snooty. Jeanne Crain was terrific in the original. The new songs that were added were good to great. The story changes were also interesting, although it looks like bits and pieces might have landed on the cutting room floor. Interesting that in both versions of the film, the parents never meet or have scenes with the kids boy/girlfriends. Now that this movie is on DVD, it should be a must seeing for all fans of STATE FAIR. Stero sound, wide screen a real fair as opposed to the orginals matte studio sets. A nice commentary by Mr. Boone as well.

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