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State Fair (26-Jan-1933)

Director: Henry King

Writers: Sonya Levien; Paul Green

From novel: State Fair by Philip Stong

Keywords: Comedy, Drama

An Iowa farming family visits the state fair; father enters his prize pig in a contest, and mother her mincemeat; their daughter Margie meets a nice boy. Pre-code, and it shows in several places despite this being a family oriented film. Received Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Adaptation. Remade twice, as State Fair (1945) and the mediocre State Fair (1962).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lew Ayres
Actor
28-Dec-1908 30-Dec-1996 All Quiet on the Western Front
Sally Eilers
Actor
11-Dec-1908 5-Jan-1978 Coroner Creek
Norman Foster
Film Director
13-Dec-1900 7-Jul-1976 Journey Into Fear
Janet Gaynor
Actor
6-Oct-1906 14-Sep-1984 A Star Is Born
Victor Jory
Actor
23-Nov-1902 12-Feb-1982 Cat-Women of the Moon
Will Rogers
Comic
04-Nov-1879 15-Aug-1935 American Cowboy, Entertainer, Humorist

CAST

Janet Gaynor   ...   Margy Frake
Will Rogers   ...   Abel Frake
Lew Ayres   ...   Pat Gilbert
Sally Eilers   ...   Emily Joyce
Norman Foster   ...   Wayne Frake
Louise Dresser   ...   Melissa Frake
Frank Craven   ...   Storekeeper
Victor Jory   ...   The Barker
Frank Melton   ...   Harry Ware

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