State Fair (1933 film)

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State Fair (1933)
State Fair (1933 film) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Henry King
Produced by Henry King
Written by Sonya Levien
Paul Green
Based on State Fair (1932 novel) 
by Philip Stong
Starring Janet Gaynor
Will Rogers
Lew Ayres
Music by Louis De Francesco
Cinematography Hal Mohr
Edited by Robert Bischoff
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date(s) February 10, 1933
Running time 97 minutes
Budget $600,000[1]
Box office $1.8 million[2]

State Fair (1933) is a movie directed by Henry King and starring Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, and Lew Ayres. The film was based on a novel by Phil Stong, was the first of three film versions of the Phillip Stong bestseller, others being musicals State Fair (1945 film) starring Jeanne Crain and Dana Andrews; and the State Fair (1962 film) starring Ann-Margret and Pat Boone.

The 1933 version was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. It has some scenes that would be censored a few years later due to the Production Code that took effect in 1934, i.e. although the writers had cut the novel's depiction of a sexual affair between the daughter and the reporter, they had kept the son's seduction by the trapeze artist. Moralists were particularly outraged by a scene in which Foster and Eiler's dialogue is heard off-screen while the camera reveals a rumpled bed and a negligee on the floor.[3]

Rogers was accorded top billing on some posters but Gaynor was billed above Rogers in the film itself.

A very young Victor Jory also appears as the hoop toss barker at the carnival, near the beginning of a screen career spanning 57 years.

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  1. ^ FILM COSTS HIT BOTH EXTREMES: POVERTY ROW SPENDS LESS, BIG STUDIOS MORE MILLION-DOLLAR FEATURES "SHOOT THE WORKS" INEXPENSIVE "ARTY" HIT DUE TO MAKE APPEARANCE Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 16 Oct 1932: B13.
  2. ^ "WHICH CINEMA FILMS HAVE EARNED THE MOST MONEY SINCE 1914?.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 4 March 1944. p. 3 Supplement: The Argus Weekend magazine. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article.html?id=455912%7C463931

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