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State Fair (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 30 August 1945 (USA)
The Frake family attends the annual Iowa State Fair; each member of the clan has their own reason for doing so.

Director:

Walter Lang

Writers:

Oscar Hammerstein II (screenplay), Philip Stong (from a novel by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeanne Crain ... Margy Frake
Dana Andrews ... Pat Gilbert
Dick Haymes ... Wayne Frake
Vivian Blaine ... Emily Edwards
Charles Winninger ... Abel Frake
Fay Bainter ... Melissa Frake
Donald Meek ... Hippenstahl
Frank McHugh ... McGee
Percy Kilbride ... Dave Miller
Harry Morgan ... Barker (as Henry Morgan)
Jane Nigh ... Eleanor
William Marshall ... Marty
Phil Brown ... Harry Ware
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Esmeralda Esmeralda ... The Hog
Whilwind Whilwind ... Hog
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Storyline

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 Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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YOUR HEART WILL SING OUT LOUD! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 24, 1946 with Jeanne Crain and Dick Haymes reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

The ground of the camp switches from dirt to grass just after Mrs. Frake talks to her friend. The trees and lighting are also inconsistent between the actual outdoor shot and the studio set. See more »

Quotes

Melissa Frake: I don't know what's gotten into you lately. All you do is sit around and mope.
Margy Frake: I don't sit around and mope.
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Connections

Referenced in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

THAT'S FOR ME
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Vivian Blaine
Reprised by Jeanne Crain (dubbed by Louanne Hogan) and Dick Haymes
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A Delightful Holiday
6 March 1999 | by harry-76See all my reviews

This trip to the "State Fair" is a fun-filled vacation. It's all there: mother's mince meat pie, father's prize winning hog, and the children's bouts of romances, all wrapped in a tuneful Rodgers & Hammerstein score and tied with a Technicolor bow. The cast is excellent, the songs great, and the direction and production values high. What can one say? They sure don't make 'em like this any more. It's easy to see why -- after this, who can top it?


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