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State Fair (1945)

State Fair (1962)

The Student Prince (1954)


State Fair (1945) Jeanne Crain as Margy Frake, Dana Andrews as Pat Gilbert, Dick Haymes as Wayne Frake, Vivian Blaine as Emily Edwards, color, 100 minutes


The Iowa State Fair is the place to be for the farming Frake family.  Daughter Margy and her brother Wayne find love at the fair.  What will happen when the fair ends?  Will father's prize hog, Blue Boy, win?


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State Fair (1962) Pat Boone as Wayne Frake, Bobby Darin as Jerry Dundee KTVT-TV Personality, Pamela Tiffin as Margy Frake, Ann-Margret as Emily Porter, Tom Ewell as Abel Frake, Alice Faye as Mrs. Melissa Frake, color, 118 minutes

This remake of the 1945 State Fair film has a lot of wonderful musical numbers.  Alice Faye came out of her 20 year retirement to make this film which makes the movie well worth watching.


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The Student Prince (1954) Ann Blyth as Kathie, Mario Lanza as performs the singing of Prince Karl, color 107 minutes

Mario Lanza's voice is stunning.  It is ashame that Mario Lanza only sang for the lead and did not play it.  The film is based on Romberg's famous 1924 operetta.


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