State Fair (1945) was a Musical - Romance Film directed by Walter Lang and produced by William Perlberg.
Birthday Blogathon: Film #3 State Fair 1945By Jnpickens on Nov 16, 2011 From Comet Over Hollywood
For my third evening of birthday favorite films I chose: "It's a grand night" for State Fair Brief plot: The Frank family travels to the annual Iowa state fair, entering their prize hog, minced meat and pickles into contests. The two children find romance at the fair, but it is uncert... Read full article
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Margy Frake: All depends on how you spell it.
Margy Frake: Pat!
Pat Gilbert: Yes?
Margy Frake: I was only talking. I couldn't marry anybody but you. Ever!
Melissa Frake: I don't know what's gotten into you lately. All you do is sit around and mope.
Margy Frake: I don't sit around and mope.
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Dana Andrews was a trained opera singer but did not actually sing in the movie. Instead his voice was dubbed because the studio was unaware he was a trained singer. He later explained that he didn't correct their mistake because he felt the singer dubbing him probably needed the money and he didn't want to put anyone out of work.
The lady who won all the ribbons in the pickles/mincemeat category in the previous year was "Mrs. Edwin C. Metcalfe". Presumably, this was in honor of Edwin C. Metcalfe, saxophonist for Spike Jones' legendary band. His real-life wife Margaret was known as "Tootie".
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