Classic Film Series

STATE FAIR (1945)

Classic Film Series
One Show Only!
STATE FAIR (1945)
Saturday, July 12
10:30am
100 minutes / Not Rated
Directed by: Walter Lang
Starring: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes and Vivian Blaine

Rodgers & Hammerstein's only musical written directly for the screen is now a stage musical that's had critics raving from coast to coast. Set against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, STATE FAIR travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons while their daughter and son find romance and heartbreak on the midway. Set to the magical strains of an Academy Award-winning score and augmented by other titles from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook, STATE FAIR is the kind of warm-hearted family entertainment only Rodgers & Hammerstein could deliver!

Admission is $5.00 - Harry Hamm of KMOX Radio will introduce the film... Come early for our own “State Fair.” The fun begins at 9:30am in front of the theatre with games and prizes for everyone! Gather the family, bring the kids, and come on up to the POINTE for another GRAND TIME!!
With the magical names of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammer-stein 2d billed above the title, director and actors in Twentieth Century-Fox's "State Fair," one might confidently expect this new musical, now at the Roxy, to be another R-H gem—for people do say that these two gentlemen can't touch anything but what it glows. But the simple fact is that this song version of the old Will Rogers talking-film is no more than an average screen musical, with a nice bucolic flavor here and there. - By BOSLEY CROWTHER / NY Times Published: August 31, 1945