State Fair

Film, Drama
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.

By: GM

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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