1933 State Fair?

David Grove

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Well, we had new releases of 1945 and 1962 State Fair, and Will Rogers box set, and no sign of 1933 State Fair.

Does this suggest that 1933 State Fair on DVD is just not in the cards? I've never actually seen it, but would buy it, were it available.

DG
 

Garysb

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It has been shown on Fox Movie Channel so it is not a lost film . I guess it is just a matter of time. Would probably be on a second Will Rogers set if one is released.
 

Rob_Ray

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The only problem with the charming 1933 version of "State Fair" is that, once you've seen it, you can't bear the patently false and prettified R&H version. Likewise 1946's "Anna and the King of Siam." And I say this as a big R&H fan. I regard "The King and I" as perhaps their masterpiece, but Fox's non-musical version is, in many ways, a better film. And the Will Rogers-Janet Gaynor "State Fair" is miles ahead of either remake.
 

Mark B

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That's so true. 1933's "State Fair" benefits from being made before the Hays Code put so many limitations on "decency." The 1946 KING is a much better film, as the musical has turned the characters into caricatures.
 

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