State Fair
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This is the third time around for the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. The action takes place in urban Texas instead of the traditional setting in rural Iowa. This film version contains five extra songs written exclusively by Richard Rodgers. Box office results were adequate at best, and movie going public deemed this version the least interesting of the three. The youth audience was lured by the casting of Ann-Margaret, Pat Boone and Bobby Darin. Alice Faye returned to the big screen after a sixteen year absence as Melissa Frake. Tom Ewell plays her husband, Abel. The plot finds a family… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"At least kind of fun in a zero-aspiring, Pat Boone sort of way."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Try the 1945 if you have to have a musical. Otherwise, try the 1933 Will Rogers picture"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Palid remake of two great films, but Ann-Margret is vavoom enough for three stars."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
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