Three sentence movie reviews: State Fair


Though I’ve only seen it one other time, this is one of my favorite movie musicals. The songs are good, the clothing is delightful, the story is hokey–but entertaining–and I love the idealized depiction of an Iowa State Fair. For those of you who would like State Fair in more forms, there is also a book by Phil Strong, a non-musical version from 1933 starring Will Rodgers and a 1962 version set in Texas starring Pat Boone.

Note: I watched this sometime during Winter Break and forgot to record it in my journal. So here it is here, tacked onto the end of the year.

Also note: For Harry Morgan fans, there’s a nice cameo of him as the man running the ring tossing booth, many years before his time as M*A*S*H’s Colonel Potter.

2 thoughts on “Three sentence movie reviews: State Fair”

  1. My state fair is a great state fair. What a song! Does this one also have Why-oh why-oh why-oh did I ever leave Ohio (I think not, but need to check!)?

  2. Ohio was written for "My Sister Eileen" which I've not seen in either movie or play form. But I would like to. This one has "It Might as Well Be Spring" and "It's a Grand Night for Singing"

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