Good old-fashioned hometown pride is on display 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 energised by the vibrant performances of the talented lead actors and actresses, but the high point of the film is the colourful 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 Its a Grand Night for Singing, Thats For Me, and the Oscar-winning It Might As Well Be Spring.
Commentary By Richard Barrios And Tom Briggs, Commentary From Pat Boone, From Page To Screen Featurette, Vintage Stage Excerpt, State Fair TV Pilot, Trailers, 3 Stills Galleries
Release Date: 20 March 2006
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all
Running Time: 96 minutes
Production Year: 1945
Main Language: English