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Twentieth Century-Fox couldn't make a film version of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's Oklahoma in 1945--that particular Broadway musical would remain a "hot ticket" until the end of the decade--so the studio did the next best thing by hiring Rodgers & Hammerstein to pen the score for the Technicolorful State Fair. Fox had previously made a non-singing movie of Philip Stong's novel in 1933, with Janet Gaynor and Will Rogers in the leads. The musical remake downplayed the older characters in favor of the younger members of the cast. Set during the annual Iowa State Fair, the story concentrates on the Frakes family: father Charles Winninger, mother Fay Bainter, and grown-up children Jeanne Crain and Dick Haymes. Each has his or her own reason for attending the fair: Winninger intends to win the "prize hog" ribbon, Bainter hopes to defeat her longtime snooty rival in the food contest she wins when the judges get schnockered on the alcohol in her entry, Crain falls in love with fast-talking journalist Dana Andrews, and Haymes woos footloose and fancy-free vocalist Vivian Blaine. Musical highlights include the Oscar-winning "It Might as Well be Spring," "It's a Grand Night for Singing," and the title number. To avoid confusion with the 1962 remake, the 1945 State Fair was for many years retitled It Happened One Summer for TV showings.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Disc One:; 1945 Movie version of State Fair; Audio commentary by film historian Richard Barrios and Tom Briggs (Co-author of the State Fair broadway musical); "From Page to Screen" featurette; Singalong karaoke subtitles (English); Still galleries:; -Set design and wardrobe; -Behind-the-scenes photos; -Lobby cards and posters; Theatrical trailer; ; Disc Two:; 1962 Movie version of State Fair; Audio commentary by Pat Boone; Vintage stage Excerpt from the 1954 television tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein®; Rare "State Fair" television pilot; Theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
20th Century Fox knew how to use Technicolor better than anyone else, and the Iowa sky in State Fair is breathtakingly blue -- almost as breathtaking, in fact, as Vivian Blaine's crimson tresses. But the vibrant color scheme isn't the only ingredient that separates the Fox musical tradition from, say, MGM's. Could anyone imagine the overly exuberant Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney take the place of such pleasantly corn-fed folks as State Fair's Jeanne Crain and Dick Haymes? Crain and Haymes may not possess the sock-it-to-them gusto that members of the Arthur Freed unit over at Metro demonstrated but they also don't wear out their welcome quite so soon. Granted, Miss Crain's singing voice needed dubbing (by Louanne Hogan) and Haymes never truly made it to stardom, but they both fit State Fair to the proverbial "T." Nothing much happens here, you see; nothing much, or so the screenplay seems to imply, ever happens in "I-o-way" and that is the musical's ultimate charm. Decent folks struggling with everyday problems of pride and romance and not a true villain in sight, unless you count the overly confident Mrs. Metcalfe (Josephine Whittell), whose prize mincemeat loses to Mrs. Frake's (Fay Bainter) brandy-fortified ditto. Almost always choosing purebred Americana over showbiz sophistication, 20th Century Fox knew well how to spin such a negligible yarn, and the tuneful Rodgers & Hammerstein score simply clinches the deal.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/2005
  • UPC: 024543208464
  • Original Release: 1945
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  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 3:38:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeanne Crain Margy Frake
Dana Andrews Pat Gilberg
Dick Haymes Wayne Frake
Vivian Blaine Emily Joyce
Charles Winninger Abel Frake
Fay Bainter Meilissa Frake
Donald Meek Hippenstahl
Frank McHugh McGee
Percy Kilbride Miller
Harry Morgan Barker
Henry Morgan Barker
Jane Nigh Eleanor
William Marshall Marty
Phil Brown Harry Ware
Paul E. Burns Hank
Tom Fadden Eph
William Frambes Pappy
Paul Harvey Managing Editor
John Dehner Announcer
Harlan Briggs Judge
Will Wright Judge
Alice Fleming Judge
Walter S. Baldwin Farmer
Ralph Sanford Police Chief
Virginia Brissac Farmers' Wife
Jo Carroll Dennison Girl
Harry Depp Secretary to Judge
Earle Dewey
Francis Ford Mr. Martin
Coleen Gray Girl
Neal Hart Farmer
Frank Mayo Man
Steve Olsen Barker
Emory Parnell Senator
Almira Sessions
Minerva Urecal Woman
Wheaton Chambers Assistant Judge
Josephine Whittell Mrs. Metcalfe
Margo Woode
Alfred Newman Conductor
Technical Credits
Walter Lang Director
Charles Brackett Producer
Richard L. Breen Screenwriter
Lewis H. Creber Art Director
Paul Green Screenwriter
Oscar Hammerstein II Songwriter, Screenwriter
Charles Henderson Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Sonya Levien Screenwriter
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Alfred Newman Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Al Orenbach Set Decoration/Design
William Perlberg Producer
Richard Rodgers Score Composer, Songwriter
Rodgers & Hammerstein Score Composer
Fred Sersen Special Effects
Leon Shamroy Cinematographer
J. Watson Webb Jr. Editor
Lyle Wheeler Art Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- State Fair (1945)
1. Main Titles [1:33]
2. Introducing the Frakes ('Our State Fair') [:00]
3. Looking for Something Different ('It Might As Well Be Spring') [1:16]
4. Wager's Plans and Two Parts Good Brandy [:09]
5. Colman, Boyer and Bing...('It Might As Well Be Spring' Reprise) [1:13]
6. ...And Harry; Linoleum Plans: On the Road [3:02]
7. At the Fair; Three-Ring Revenge; The Chief-of-Police's Daughter [:04]
8. Race Through the Clouds; The Right Person At the Right Time [5:48]
9. The Swine Pavilion; Blueboy, The Lovesick Hog [:00]
10. Half Date With a Half Pint [1:46]
11. Emily Edwards and the Tommy Thomas Orchestra ('That's for Me') [:20]
12. 'It's a Grand Night for Singing' [1:47]
13. The Morning After Revelations and Romance ('That's for Me' Reprise) [:41]
14. The Pickles and Mincemeat Contest; Intoxicating Victories [1:48]
15. In Between Songs [7:15]
16. The Birthday Party ('It's a Grand Night for Singing' Reprise) [:35]
17. Getting in Digs ('Isn't It Kinda Fun?) [4:25]
18. Faded Stars and Bright Hopes [:17]
19. Blueboy's Hour of Judgment [1:18]
20. Good Boys and Good Press [:53]
21. 'All I Owe Ioway' [:52]
22. Destination Chicago [2:33]
23. The Eight Fugitives from the Follies [:31]
24. "Just Two People That Met At a Fair..." [2:28]
25. Ringing the Bell: Just the Girl [:04]
26. Going Home [1:29]
27. Collecting on a Bet [:41]
28. On the Road to Happy Endings (Reprise of 'It's a Grand Night for Singing') [2:54]
Disc #2 -- State Fair (1962)
1. Main Titles [2:34]
2. Our State Fair [1:28]
3. Blueboy [2:41]
4. It Might As Well Be Spring [:02]
5. Nearly Ready [5:14]
6. Our State Fair (Reprise) [5:14]
7. World Traveler [2:17]
8. Custom Built [:27]
9. That's for Me [4:40]
10. Moody [1:17]
11. More Than Just a Friend [3:30]
12. First Date [3:08]
13. Isn't It Kinda Fun [2:47]
14. Pairing Off [3:20]
15. Never Say No (to a Man) [:22]
16. Willing and Eager [8:38]
17. Plenty of Lemon [:03]
18. Homage [4:46]
19. It's a Grand Night for Singing [:31]
20. Almost a Carat [5:12]
21. This Isn't Heaven [:42]
22. Swine [3:27]
23. Race for the Gold [2:48]
24. The Last Night [6:48]
25. The Little Things in Texas [3:15]
26. One Word or Two? [1:52]
27. Over [2:27]
28. Payoff/End Titles [:37]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- State Fair (1945)
   Play Movie
   Language Selection
      Languages
         English Mono
         English Stereo
         Feature Commentary By Richard Barrios and Tom Briggs: On/Off
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         None
         Singalong
            Play With Singalong in English: On/Off
            Play Individual Singalong
               Our State Fair
               It Might As Well Be Spring
               It Might As Well Be Spring Reprise
               It Might As Well Be Spring Reprise
               It Might As Well Be Spring Reprise
               That's for Me
               It's a Grand Night for Singing
               That's for Me Reprise
               It's a Grand Night for Singing Reprise
               Isn't It Kinda Fun?
               All I Owe Ioway
               It's a Grand Night for Singing Reprise
               Play All
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Feature Commentary by Richard Barrios and Tom Briggs: On/Off
      From Page, to Screen, to Stage: State Fair
      Theatrical Trailer
      Still Galleries
         Set Design and Wardrobe
         Behind the Scenes
         Lobby Cards and One Sheets
      Singalong
         Play With Singalong in English: On/Off
         Play Individual Singalong
            Our State Fair
            It Might As Well Be Spring
            It Might As Well Be Spring Reprise
            It Might As Well Be Spring Reprise
            It Might As Well Be Spring Reprise
            That's for Me
            It's a Grand Night for Singing
            That's for Me Reprise
            It's a Grand Night for Singing Reprise
            Isn't It Kinda Fun?
            All I Owe Ioway
            It's a Grand Night for Singing Reprise
            Play All
      Songs Only Chapter List
         Our State Fair
         It Might As Well Be Spring
         It Might As Well Be Spring Reprise
         It Might As Well Be Spring Reprise
         It Might As Well Be Spring Reprise
         That's for Me
         It's a Grand Night for Singing
         That's for Me Reprise
         It's a Grand Night for Singing Reprise
         Isn't It Kinda Fun?
         All I Owe Ioway
         It's a Grand Night for Singing Reprise
         Play All
Disc #2 -- State Fair (1962)
   Play Movie
   Language Selection
      Languages
         English 4.0 Surround
         Feature Commentary by Pat Boone: On/Off
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Feature Commentary by Pat Boone: On/Off
      Vintage Stage Excerpt: It Might As Well Be Spring Performed by Mary Martin
      1962 Trailer
      1976 State Fair Television Pilot
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What a GREAT CLASSIC film!!! Love the songs!! The absolute allure of this film makes it a winner from generation to generation!!!
    Don't hesitate to buy this, it's worth every penny!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    1945 version ROCKS!!!

    I first watched this 1945 movie 2 years ago on Christmas Day and fell in love with it. Charles Winniger is very comical as the dad, Jeanne Crain is charming, Dick Haymes has a very good singing voice, Vivian Blaine is wonderful as Emily. I was very touched at how happy they all seemed individually at the fair. This movie is wonderful and a delight to watch. But the 1962 version, stay away from. The only enjoyment in this movie for me was of course Ann Margret. The Frake family annoyed me immensley, especially the mother, after calling Emily 'trash.' Heck, she didn't even meet her yet! And Abel's tenderness to Blue Boy is wiped out by his meanness to him later. The breakup between Emily and Wayne was very acceptable in the '45 version, as Emily being already married. In this version, Emily gets all upset after she overhears Wayne's Mom calling her trash. She breaks up with Wayne, after they're already engaged. Now you have to wonder where it would have gone if Wayne's Mom didn't call her trash... I think all the charm of the 1945 version is wiped out here, and I just didn't find anything good about it, though I hate to be so negative. The 1945 version is the only good one. But it is very good, and it's worth it just for this version!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing

    This is a fantastic movie, much better than anything that has come out of this genre in the last 10 years! Must see!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Re-watchable again and again, great relaxing date movie

    If you like relaxing movies or catchy songs that will stick in your head, this is one to own and watch over and over throughout the years. Really good family, or date movie, and a great fun movie. Received Best song award.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Must Have Musical

    State Fair is an amazing musical that I have grown up watching. The music and lyrics are beautifully written and the storyline is so fun to watch. This is a must have musical!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is the best R&H available on DVD

    This second of three film versions of Philip Strong's novel about a farm family attending their state fair contains the only score Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote directly for the screen. A wonderful family entertainment, beautifully rendered in rich technicolor, the film not only features the wonderful R&H evergreens, but is a delightful showcase for the very lovely Jeanne Crain and 20th's 'cherry blonde', Vivian Blaine (a few years before she wowed audiences on Broadway as Adelaide in 'Guys and Dolls'). Crain's singing voice was supplied by Louanne Hogan, a classic example of perfect seamless dubbing. Her version of 'It Might as Well Be Spring' is lush, lovely and deeply moving. A grand film!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Wonderful Clasic

    This movie is a wonderful clasic that will warm and touch your hearts! I love this movie! It's truly magnificant!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    CLASSIC!

    I absolutely love this movie. I didn't actually see this movie for the first time until I was in college. The songs are great, and it just leaves you with a warm feeling. I would watch this movie when I was depressed and it always made me feel better!

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