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.
An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of 'The Taming of the Shrew'; off-stage, the production is troublesome with ex-lovers' quarrels and a gangster looking for some money owed to them.
Farm family Frake, with discontented daughter Margy, head for the Iowa State Fair. On the first day, both Margy and brother Wayne meet attractive new flames; so does father's prize hog, Blue Boy. As the fair proceeds, so do the romances; must lovers separate when the fair closes?Written by
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A reprise of the song "Isn't It Kinda Fun" was sung by Dick Haymes as his character takes a shower. The number was cut before the film was released but the footage still survives intact. See more »
During a number of the outdoor scenes at the fair, mountains can be seen in the background that are far taller than any mountains that are found in Iowa. See more »
I don't know what's gotten into you lately. All you do is sit around and mope.
I don't sit around and mope.
Well, stop moping now, and finish your packing.
Always saying she doesn't know what's got into me. I'll be glad to get to the fair. Hear something different. See something different for a change. What has got into me anyway?
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There were many amusing elements to this feature and more than one great song. "That's for me" comes immediately to mind. The Technicolor on the DVD is stunning and makes me wish that Hollywood still used the old three-strip system to film in color. I happen to enjoy Spring Byington's charming and sweet supporting performance and know for a fact that she was as kind and good as she portrayed on the screen, both silver and television.
I will never forget that wonderful crane shot of Craine (no pun intended) as she wistfully sang, "It Might As Well Be Spring" from her bedroom window. Corny and classy all at once. Where better for pure American corn than a state fair?
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