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.
Abel Frake: [tasting the mincemeat] Doesn't taste like Grandma Stiches.
McGee: [putting a drunk Wayne to bed] One shoe off and the other shoe off. Diddle diddle dumpling my son John. Hey, that don't rhyme like it used to.
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A reprise of the song "Isn't It Kind Of Fun?" was sung by Dick Haymes in the movie as his character takes a shower. The number was cut before the film was released, however, the footage still survives intact to this day.
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.
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