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State Fair (1945) was a Musical - Romance Film directed by Walter Lang and produced by William Perlberg.

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Birthday Blogathon: Film #3 State Fair 1945

By 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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Abel Frake: [tasting the mincemeat] Doesn't taste like Grandma Stiches.


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.


Melissa Frake: Abel Frake, I am not putting liquor in my cooking!


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Harry Morgan (billed as "Henry Morgan") appears as a dishonest carnival barker. Morgan, of course, went on to play Colonel Sherman Potter in TV's "M*A*S*H." In the 11th season episode, The Moon Is Blue the staff of the M*A*S*H 4077th unit watches the movie "State Fair".
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 stage version of "State Fair" opened at the Music Box Theatre on March 27, 1996 and ran for 110 performances.
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