WriterOscar Hammerstein II, Sonya Levien Release dateMarch 9, 1962 (1962-03-09) ScreenplayOscar Hammerstein II, Paul Green, Richard L. Breen, Sonya Levien SongsOverture / Main Title: Our State Fair CastPat Boone (Wayne Frake), Bobby Darin (Jerry Dundee), Pamela Tiffin (Margy Frake), Ann-Margret (Emily Porter), Tom Ewell (Abel Frake), Alice Faye (Melissa Frake) Similar moviesCarousel (1956)
State fair 1945 full movie
State Fair is a 1962 American musical film directed by José Ferrer. The film is a remake of the 1933 film State Fair and the 1945 State Fair films. 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 set in Texas (the family drives through Dallas). It was filmed in Visalia, California at Mooney's Grove park. The Tilt-A-Whirl that was used in the film is currently at a small theme park in Golden, Colorado.
State fair 1962 opening song
Pat Boone as Wayne Frake
Bobby Darin as Jerry Dundee
Pamela Tiffin as Margy Frake
Ann-Margret as Emily Porter
Tom Ewell as Abel Frake
Alice Faye as Melissa Frake
Wally Cox as Hipplewaite
David Brandon as Harry Ware
Buddy Adler head of production of Fox announced the film in January 1960 saying Rodgers and Hammerstein would write new songs for it. Adler died later that year as did Hammerstein. Rodgers decided to write the lyrics himself.
José Ferrer had just made Return to Peyton Place for Fox and was signed to direct.
"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)