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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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Harry Ware: Biggest boar in the world, I bet.
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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The stage version of "State Fair" opened at the Music Box Theatre on March 27, 1996 and ran for 110 performances.
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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