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State Fair
USA 1945
Directed by Walter Lang
Running time 100 minutes

3.5 stars


Unusually, this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was not previously a stage play, but rather it is a slightly tongue in cheek remake of a 1933 Will Rogers movie. Also unusually for a musical, the storyline can stand alone, as it evokes the long-gone corn-fed, apple pie innocence of the days when the State Fair was the biggest event in the farmer's annual calendar and being a "newspaper man" was a most desirable profession. Dana Andrews is singularly incongrous here, but performances good all round and there are some nice songs, notably It Might As Well Be Spring. BH

 

 

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