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Twentieth Century-Fox couldn't make a film version of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's Oklahoma in 1945--that particular Broadway musical would remain a "hot ticket" until the end of the decade--so the studio did the next best thing by hiring Rodgers & Hammerstein to pen the score for the Technicolorful State Fair. Fox had previously made a non-singing movie of Philip Stong's novel in 1933, with Janet Gaynor and Will Rogers in the leads. The musical remake downplayed the older characters in favor of the younger ...

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19Cedric29

Dec 10, 2009

A delight...from beginning to end

This is a GENTLE film...as warm as a quilt, and as comforting as a mother's hug, and I actually wore out my VHS copy...I love the music, the singers (Dick Haymes is ABFAB) and the actors....especially Charles Winninger, Fay Bainter and Dana Andrews. I also like the soft, rolling fields, and blue skies, and the Frake family's pride and sense of "self". It isn't like that now, and it probably wasn't then...but the spirit was, and we need to see more of it.

My favourite part is the "mincemeat" scene. Being a mincemeat maker myself, I laughed until I cried... As Melissa Frake would tell you, the longer it ripens, the better it gets! (I use BUSHMILLS 10 YR. OLD IRISH!)

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