Fox Rainbow Over The Midway
A 1945 State Fair To Celebrate Peace and Technicolor
|NYC Roxy Opens With Stage Strength|
The Fair cast sang but for dubbed Jeanne Crain, she approaching a career peak and cause for much of $5.6 million State Fair took in worldwide rentals, success matched by The Dolly Sisters and surpassed only by Leave Her To Heaven on '45 Fox ledgers. Footloose reporter Dana Andrews could pass for one of his noir characters before life went wrong. You'd imagine his happy ending with Crain gone sour after the end title, with Andrews back on the road a la Fallen Angel, latter not so removed a setting from bucolia of State Fair. There's none of a dark side to State Fair, however. You nearly taste hot dogs and cotton candy here, beauty of Technicolor closer to reclaim than most from Fox for which three-strip negs were deep-sixed in the 70's, a corporate blunder of epic dimension. State Fair though, looks happily terrific in HD.
|Chicago First-Run To 1,535 Seats|