State Fair

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This is the third time around for the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. The action takes place in urban Texas instead of the traditional setting in rural Iowa. This film version contains five extra songs written exclusively by Richard Rodgers. Box office results were adequate at best, and movie going public deemed this version the least interesting of the three. The youth audience was lured by the casting of Ann-Margaret, Pat Boone and Bobby Darin. Alice Faye returned to the big screen after a sixteen year absence as Melissa Frake. Tom Ewell plays her husband, Abel. The plot finds a family traveling to Dallas for the Texas State Fair. Singing commences on the ferris wheel, the merry-go-round and in other locales. The only real action is the anticipation of a drag race between Wayne (Pat Boone) and the carrot topped, malevolent motorhead Red (Edward "Tap" Canutt).

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At least kind of fun in a zero-aspiring, Pat Boone sort of way.

Feb 11, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Try the 1945 if you have to have a musical. Otherwise, try the 1933 Will Rogers picture

Oct 2, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Palid remake of two great films, but Ann-Margret is vavoom enough for three stars.

Jul 25, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

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