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State Fair

Odious Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, as fey and insipid as they come, too obviously modelled on Meet Me in St Louis (1944). The story's about the (non-) adventures of the Frake family at the Iowa State Fair. If you're a fan of the music, you may be able to overlook the general mawkishness, but it'll take an effort. Songs include 'Isn't It Kinda Fun' and the Oscar-winning 'It Might As Well Be Spring'. Henry King made an earlier version with Will Rogers and Janet Gaynor in 1933.

Release details

Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Walter Lang
Screenwriter: Oscar Hammerstein II, Sonya Levien, Paul Green
Cast: Charles Winninger
Jeanne Crain
Dana Andrews
Vivian Blaine
Dick Haymes
Fay Bainter
Frank McHugh
Percy Kilbride
Donald Meek
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