State Fair
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State Fair
The 1933 State Fair was the first of three film versions of the Phillip Stong bestseller. Some consider it the best of the three because of its stricter adherence to the source material and the presence of star Will Rogers. Rogers plays Abel Frake, patriarch of a family whose individual members are affected by the upcoming Iowa State Fair in various fascinating ways. Abel hopes to enter his prize hog Blue Boy and win the blue ribbon. His wife Melissa (Louise Dresser) wants to enter her mincemeat in a food competition, his son Wayne (Norman Foster) wants to get even with a carnival sharpster… More

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"The first of three versions of the bucolic novel was nominated for Best Picture Oscar, and starred Will Rogers and Janet Gaynor at the peak of their careers."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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