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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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So fresh and wonderful with Richard Rodgers' NEWEST melodies and NEWEST lyrics!
Awards:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Wonderful Movie 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)
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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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2.35 : 1 See more »
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4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
Although some sources list Marie Greene as dubbing the singing voice of Pamela Tiffin, it is actually Anita Gordon.See more »
Soundtrack:
It Might As Well Be SpringSee more »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful Movie, 2 April 2004
Author: dmorse from Midwest

I know this film received less than favorable reviews at the time of its release, but I have always enjoyed it and watch it at least once or twice a year....there is something about the hominess and wonderful music that draw me to it in this day of mostly special effects in movies.

It is a tired old story and as others have stated, it has been filmed several times before, although, I think the array of young stars and their talents are well displayed and it was nice to see a couple of "old timers" like Tom Ewell and Alice Faye liven up the proceedings, which concern a family's adventure at the Texas State Fair; when I do compare it to the 1945 version, both seem very appropriate for the time they were filmed; Vivian Blaine made a wonderful Emily, as Ann-Margret does in the 1962 version, and both are "knockouts." Ann-Margret holds a special place in my heart, as she is originally from the Chicago area, and went to high-school with a good friend of the family; he told us that all eyes would turn when she entered a classroom, as she was such an imposing radiant figure and this was at seventeen or eighteen years of age....

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