State Fair (1933)

State Fair (1933)





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In this film, Abel Frake is the patriarch of a family whose individual members are affected by the upcoming Iowa State Fair in various fascinating ways. The parents win prizes, the children have brief romances, and everyone goes home a little wiser for the experience.
Classics , Comedy , Drama
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation

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Norman Foster
as Wayne Frake
Victor Jory
as The Barker at the Hoopla Stand
Janet Gaynor
as Margy Frake
Frank Craven
as Storekeeper
Lew Ayres
as Pat Gilbert
Sally Eilers
as Emily Joyce
Louise Dresser
as Melissa Frake
Will Rogers
as Abel Frake
Hobart Cavanaugh
as Hog Judge
Erville Alderson
as Hog Owner
Doro Merande
as Lady at Food Contest
Frank Melton
as Harry Ware
John Sheehan
as Barker at Aerial Act
Harry Holman
as Hog Judge
Ruth Warren
as Mrs. Edwin Metcalfe
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Critic Reviews for State Fair

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The first of three versions of the bucolic novel was nominated for Best Picture Oscar, and starred Will Rogers and Janet Gaynor at the peak of their careers.

Full Review… | March 29, 2011

Audience Reviews for State Fair


Although the remake gets most of the airplay, this original has its charms as the simple people of the country try to navigate their lives through the big state fair.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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