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State Fair (1962) was a Musical Film directed by Jos? Ferrer and produced by Charles Brackett.

Academy Awards 1945 --- Ceremony Number 18 (source: AMPAS)

Best WritingPaul Green, Sonya LevienNominated
Best Music - ScoringAlfred Newman, Charles HendersonNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIWon

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Musical Monday: State Fair (1945)

on Nov 19, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: “State Fair” (19... Read full article

State Fair ( 1962 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on May 19, 2018 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Often when a film becomes a smashing box office success, the production studio that made it believes they can replicate its ticket sales with the next generation, and so, every 15-20 years the same titles crop up with new casts and slightly modified scripts. State Fair is one such film. The 1932 no... Read full article

State Fair (1945)

on May 30, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

Today’s movie is a lively musical about a middle-American family and how they grow into full-fledged adults under the bright lights of a fair. ?If you’re expecting another review of Meet Me in St. Louis, you’ve come to the wrong place. ?Yep, the plot of Rodgers and Hammerstein̵... Read full article

State Fair

By Alyson on Feb 12, 2012 From The Best Picture Project

Across the United States, state fairs have become a welcomed institution. ?In 1933?s State Fair, based on the novel by Philip Strong, you may find some old and outdated traditions mixed in with the ones that have lasted. ?Side shows and trapeze artists have since been traded in for demolition derbie... Read full article

Hidden Gem: State Fair (1962)

By Google profile on Aug 12, 2007 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. Our state fair, is the best state fair in our state.I have always been fascinated by the way people watch films, especially how they chose the films they see. A person's past repertoire of... Read full article

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Director José Ferrer son Gabriel later married Pat Boone's daughter Debbie.
The film was to be shot in Todd-AO, a 65mm negative process where 70mm prints are struck for theatrical presentation. The extra 5 millimeters carried the magnetic six-track stereophonic soundtrack. Some test footage as well as a few exterior shots were filmed in 65mm, but for some reason, possibly budgetary, the process was switched over at the last minute to 35mm Cinemascope. The 65mm material still exists and is listed in the Fox stock film library.
Barbara Eden and Andy Williams tested for roles.
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