State Fair (1945) was a Musical - Romance Film directed by Walter Lang and produced by William Perlberg.
Birthday Blogathon: Film #3 State Fair 1945By 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: All depends on how you spell it.
Margy Frake: Pat!
Pat Gilbert: Yes?
Margy Frake: I was only talking. I couldn't marry anybody but you. Ever!
Abel Frake: [tasting the mincemeat] Doesn't taste like Grandma Stiches.
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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 lady who won all the ribbons in the pickles/mincemeat category in the previous year was "Mrs. Edwin C. Metcalfe". Presumably, this was in honor of Edwin C. Metcalfe, saxophonist for Spike Jones' legendary band. His real-life wife Margaret was known as "Tootie".
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