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.
poster from: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038116/
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.