State Fair (1962 film)

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State Fair
Poster of the movie State Fair.jpg
Film poster
Directed by José Ferrer
Produced by Charles Brackett
Written by Richard L. Breen
Paul Green
Oscar Hammerstein II
Sonya Levien
Philip Stong
Starring Pat Boone
Bobby Darin
Alice Faye
Ann-Margret
Tom Ewell
Pamela Tiffin
Cinematography William C. Mellor
Edited by David Bretherton
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • March 9, 1962 (1962-03-09)
Running time 118 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $4,410,000[1]
Box office $3.5 million (rentals)[2]

State Fair is a 1962 American musical film directed by José Ferrer. The film is a remake of the 1933 and 1945 films of the same name. It was considered to be a financially and critically unsuccessful film. It starred Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Ann-Margret, Tom Ewell, Pamela Tiffin and Alice Faye.

Richard Rodgers wrote additional songs, both music and lyrics, for this version. His partner Oscar Hammerstein had died in 1960.

While the stage musical, 1933 and 1945 film were set at the Iowa State Fair, this 1962 version was filmed in Dallas, Texas, where the State Fair of Texas takes place every year in Fair Park. The Tilt-A-Whirl that was used in the film is currently at a small theme park in Golden, Colorado.[citation needed]

Cast[edit]

Song list[edit]

  • "Our State Fair"
  • "It Might as Well Be Spring"
  • "That's for Me"
  • "Never Say No to a Man" (added in the 1962 version) - Lyrics and Music by Richard Rodgers
  • "It's a Grand Night For Singing"
  • "Willing and Eager" (added in the 1962 version) - Lyrics and Music by Richard Rodgers
  • "This Isn't Heaven" (added in the 1962 version) - Lyrics and Music by Richard Rodgers
  • "The Little Things In Texas" (added in the 1962 version) - Lyrics and Music by Richard Rodgers
  • "More Than Just a Friend" (added in the 1962 version) - Lyrics and Music by Richard Rodgers
  • "Isn't It Kind of Fun?" (moved in the 1962 version)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p253
  2. ^ Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p228

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