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State Fair

State Fair is the title of a 1933 movie directed by Henry King and starring Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, and Lew Ayres. It is also a 1945 musical remake, directed by Walter Lang and starring Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, and Charles Winninger , and a 1962 version of the musical starring Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, and Ann-Margret.

The 1933 version was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture; it has some scenes that would be censored out a few years later. The 1945 version won an Academy Award for Best Song for "It Might As Well be Spring" by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. State Fair was their only musical written expressly for the screen. Jeanne Crain's singing voice was dubbed by Louanne Hogan .

The 1962 version was filmed in Dallas, Texas, where the State Fair of Texas takes place every year in Fair Park.

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Last updated: 09-12-2005 02:39:13