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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: Ohh... but the house you live in...
Harry Ware: It's got to be the same. No old clapboard shingle business. There is a new kind of plastic, pre-fabricated job. I want you to see it at the catalog home.
Margy Frake: Is it pretty?
Harry Ware: Sure, but whats more important it's termite proof. Wait 'til you see it, they tell you how to furnish it too. No rugs or carpets, there just dust collecters... Linolium through the whole house, wait until you see the pictures, it's sleek and smooth easy to keep clean... well it's like every room in the house was a Bathroom!
Margy Frake: Sounds real cozy...


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


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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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".
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.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onJune 24, 1946 with Jeanne Crain and Dick Haymes reprising their film roles.
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