State Fair (1962)

118 mins | Musical comedy | 1962

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Dallas and Oklahoma City. Previously filmed and released under the same title by Twentieth Century--Fox in 1933 and ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in Dallas and Oklahoma City. Previously filmed and released under the same title by Twentieth Century--Fox in 1933 and 1945. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Set dec
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Mus supv & cond
Assoc
Orch
Orch
Orch
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec photog eff
Spec photog eff
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Location casting dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel State Fair by Philip Stong (New York, 1932).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"Isn't It Kinda Fun?," "It Might as Well Be Spring," "Its a Grand Night for Singing," "Our State Fair" and "That's for Me," music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, II
"It's the Little Things in Texas," "More Than Just a Friend," "Never Say No," "This Isn't Heaven" and "Willing and Eager," music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers.
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Dallas opening: 4 April 1962
Copyright Claimant:
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 April 1962
Copyright Number:
LP21691
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
De Luxe
Widescreen/ratio
CinemaScope
Duration(in mins):
118
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Expectations are high as the Frake family arrives at the annual Texas State Fair: Abel is entering his prize hog, Blue Boy, in the grand championship; Melissa hopes to win the mincemeat competition; young Wayne is planning to enter the sports car racing event; and 17-year-old Margie dreams of romance and adventure. Almost immediately Wayne becomes enamored of Emily Porter, a sexy showgirl, and Margie falls for Jerry Dundee, a brash and cocky television interviewer. Although Blue Boy is triumphant and Melissa's brandy-spiked mincemeat creates a sensation when the judge becomes drunk, the younger Frakes suffer disappointments. Wayne allows another competitor to win the auto race, and Emily, certain the Frakes will think her a tramp, walks out on him; Margie is heartbroken when Jerry suddenly disappears. Once back on the family farm, however, Wayne quickly forgets his first big romantic experience and runs off to visit his old girl friend. Later Margie is radiant when Jerry phones, explains he was called out of town, and asks her to marry him. Songs : "It Might As Well Be Spring" (Margie); "Our State Fair" (Wayne, Abel, Margie, & Melissa); "It's a Grand Night for Singing" (entire cast); "That's for Me" (Wayne); "Isn't It Kind of Fun" (Emily & chorus); "It's the Little Things in Texas" (Abel & Melissa); "More Than Just a Friend" (Abel); "Willing and Eager" (Wayne & Emily); "Never Say 'No'" (Melissa); "This Isn't Heaven" ... +


Expectations are high as the Frake family arrives at the annual Texas State Fair: Abel is entering his prize hog, Blue Boy, in the grand championship; Melissa hopes to win the mincemeat competition; young Wayne is planning to enter the sports car racing event; and 17-year-old Margie dreams of romance and adventure. Almost immediately Wayne becomes enamored of Emily Porter, a sexy showgirl, and Margie falls for Jerry Dundee, a brash and cocky television interviewer. Although Blue Boy is triumphant and Melissa's brandy-spiked mincemeat creates a sensation when the judge becomes drunk, the younger Frakes suffer disappointments. Wayne allows another competitor to win the auto race, and Emily, certain the Frakes will think her a tramp, walks out on him; Margie is heartbroken when Jerry suddenly disappears. Once back on the family farm, however, Wayne quickly forgets his first big romantic experience and runs off to visit his old girl friend. Later Margie is radiant when Jerry phones, explains he was called out of town, and asks her to marry him. Songs : "It Might As Well Be Spring" (Margie); "Our State Fair" (Wayne, Abel, Margie, & Melissa); "It's a Grand Night for Singing" (entire cast); "That's for Me" (Wayne); "Isn't It Kind of Fun" (Emily & chorus); "It's the Little Things in Texas" (Abel & Melissa); "More Than Just a Friend" (Abel); "Willing and Eager" (Wayne & Emily); "Never Say 'No'" (Melissa); "This Isn't Heaven" (Jerry). +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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