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State Fair

1945, Musical, 1h 40m

6 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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The small-town Frake family attend the Iowa State Fair, the annual highlight of their summer. Son Wayne (Dick Haymes) plots revenge on a midway barker (Henry Morgan) who had embarrassed him the summer before and falls for the beautiful singer Emily (Vivian Blaine), while his melancholy sister Margie (Jeanne Crain) becomes smitten with slick city-boy reporter Pat (Dana Andrews). Meanwhile, mother Melissa (Fay Bainter) and father Abel (Charles Winninger) plot to win their respective competitions.

Cast & Crew

Jeanne Crain
Margy Frake
Dana Andrews
Pat Gilbert
Dick Haymes
Wayne Frake
Vivian Blaine
Emily Edwards
Fay Bainter
Melissa Frake
Donald Meek
Hippenstahl
Phil Brown
Harry Ware
Paul E. Burns
Hank (uncredited)
Tom Fadden
Eph (uncredited)
William Frambes
Pappy (uncredited)
Josephine Whittell
Mrs. Metcalf (uncredited)
John Dehner
Hog Contest Announcer (uncredited)
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Audience Reviews for State Fair

  • Nov 20, 2015
    There are legitimately good songs here (even a great one or two), but for the most part it's a little dull as the plot lacks any real conflict.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 09, 2007
    Rodgers' and Hammerstein's least creative lyrics "Our state fair is a great state fair...it's the greatest state fair in our state."
    Megan S Super Reviewer

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