State Fair Poster

Release Date: 1945

DVD Release Date: April 27th, 1999

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
The small-town Frake family attend the Iowa State Fair, the annual highlight of their summer. Son Wayne (Dick Haymes) plots revenge on a midway barker (Henry Morgan) who had embarrassed him the summer before and falls for the beautiful singer Emily (Vivian Blaine), while his melancholy sister Margie (Jeanne Crain) becomes smitten with slick city-boy reporter Pat (Dana Andrews). Meanwhile, mother Melissa (Fay Bainter) and father Abel (Charles Winninger) plot to win their respective competitions.

Cast: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine, Charles Winninger, Fay Bainter, Donald Meek, Frank McHugh

Director: Walter Lang

Genres: Musical

Keywords: Love triangle, Quest, Heartwarming, Competition, Lighthearted, Daughter, Father, 1940s, Family, Growing up, Son, Love, Mother


Winner Music (Song)
Nominated Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)