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  • Creator Backlash: Richard Rodgers expressed doubts that a Screen-to-Stage Adaptation of State Fair would turn out well, since he saw it as simply "a story about a bet". (For the record, the Broadway version ran only three months, at least partially because of competition with RENT.)
  • Cut Song: The 1945 movie had a deleted reprise of "Isn't It Kinda Fun?", sung by Wayne in the shower. The 1962 version tweaked this into a reprise of "That's For Me".
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes:
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    • The 1933 version has apparently never received a VHS or DVD release. However, Fox does sell digital copies of it now.
    • The 1962 version has physically gone out of print, and remains unavailable digitally.
  • Non-Singing Voice:
    • The 1945 version had Margy portrayed by Jeannie Crain and dubbed by Louanne Hogan, who went on to dub any other movie in which Crain sang.
    • The 1945 version also had Pat portrayed by Dana Andrews, and dubbed by someone else. Ironically, Andrews could sing well, but decided not to tell the studio. He hoped that this would make it easier for the singer they already hired to find work.
    • The 1962 version had Margy portrayed by Pamela Tiffin and dubbed by Anita Gordon.
  • Old Shame: Whenever 20th Century Fox re-releases the Rodgers and Hammerstein Collection of movies on home video, they tend to either leave out or delay the 1962 State Fair, the most-panned R&H film in their library. It even became the only entry in the Collection never to receive a Laserdisc set.
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  • Production Posse: The director of the 1945 version, Walter Lang, later directed the movie version of The King and I.

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