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Format: DVD
Sku: 40722939
UPC: 024543208464
UPC 14: 00024543208464
Rating: NR
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In this rousing celebration of love and laughter in America's heartland, each member of the Frake family is out for a different prize when they attend the state fair. Father wants a blue ribbon for his favorite pet pig. First prize, and only first prize, will do for Mom's entry in the pie-baking contest. For their son and daughter (Dick Haymes and Jeanne Crain), the hunt is on for true love. This Rodgers & Hammerstein score features "It's A Grand Night For Singing" and the Academy Award-winning song "It Might As Well Be Spring".
Editor's Note
STATE FAIR (1945): Good old-fashioned hometown pride is on exhibit in lavish Technicolor in this remake of the 1933 film, the only Rodgers and Hammerstein musical written directly for the silver screen. When the Frake family travels to the fair, Ma and Pa (Charles Winninger and Fay Bainter) enter contests while daughter Margy (Jeanne Crain) and son Wayne (Dick Haymes) both fall in love for the first time. STATE FAIR is attractively photographed and energized by the vibrant performances of the talented lead actors and actresses, but the high point of the film is the colorful hoopla and hullabaloo of the fair itself, a bustling nexus of strange, wonderful, and hilarious characters brought to life by the fine supporting cast. Songs from the Academy Award-nominated score include "It's a Grand Night for Singing," "That's For Me,'' and the Oscar-winning "It Might As Well Be Spring."

STATE FAIR (1962): This remake of the 1945 classic--itself a remake of the 1933 film--was shot on location at the Texas State Fair, the U.S.A's largest of its kind. The plot stays true to the original, with Pat Boone perfectly playing innocent farm boy Wayne Frake, who falls for Ann-Margret's Emily Porter. Bobby Darin co-stars as the rebellious Jerry Dundee.


Video Features DVD, English, Spanish, Subtitled, Sensormatic

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/4/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 100 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1945
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2230846
Video UPC UPC: 00024543208464
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen/Standard  2.35:1/1.33:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Dana Andrews
Video Cast Info Dick Haymes
Video Cast Info Jeanne Crain
Video Cast Info Vivian Blaine
Video Cast Info J. Watson Webb - Editor
Video Cast Info Leon Shamroy - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Oscar Hammerstein II, et. al. - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Philip Stong - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Richard Rogers - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Walter Lang - Director
Video Cast Info William Perlberg - Producer


Oscar (1946)
Video Award Name Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers, Winner, Best Music, Original Song
   Video Award Name Charles Henderson, Alfred Newman, Nominee, Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Crain,Jeanne
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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