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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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Margy Frake: Pat!
Pat Gilbert: Yes?
Margy Frake: I was only talking. I couldn't marry anybody but you. Ever!

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

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

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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.
Jeanne Crain's singing voice was dubbed by Louanne Hogan.
The part of band singer Emily Edwards originally was slated for Alice Faye, who declined. After nearly 17 years away from movie making at Twentieth Century-Fox, Miss Faye would return to the studio to portray Melissa Frake, the mother, in the less-than-well-received 1962 film version.
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