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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:
Much better than you think! 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)

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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Runtime:
UK:118 min | USA:118 min
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Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
The race car driven by Pat Boone was a 1962 Devin kit car on a Triumph chassis.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Dawn Patrol (1938)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Little Things In TexasSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Much better than you think!, 24 October 2007
Author: jppu from usa

For 45 years or so, this remake of State Fair has been unfairly judged going back to the original reviews. In spite of that, it was a hit then and it should be a hit today. It's a great family film, the kind they don't make anymore, plus morals - something we don't have in movies today!! Jose Ferrer really outdid himself as a director. He keeps his young actors in line and the cute little plot moving along. It's got beautiful photography and wonderful choreography from Nick Castle.

For even longer than 45 years, the world has been pretty critical of Pat Boone which has been undeserved. Well, he shines in this one! Those acting lessons from Sandy Meisner really paid off in his scenes with Ann-Margret. He's simply terrific and "in the moment". Not only does he have a great set of pipes, he looks wonderful without his shirt, he does acrobatics and that duet with Ann "Willing and Able" is just about the sexiest... no, the hottest number to come out of a musical from that era. West Side Story didn't have a number like that! Wow-wee! Pat should have been a big movie star based on what I saw in this movie as well as a the great recording artist he was at that time.

Ann looks awesome is shorts and her big number, "Isn't it kind of fun" is really well done.

All in all, the movie has really aged well and people should check it out with their families and decide for themselves. Don't listen to those grumpy people who don't like this movie (or Pat).

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