State Fair (1933) is an American pre-Code comedy-drama film directed by Henry King and starring Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, and Lew Ayres. The picture tells the story of a farm family's multi-day visit to the Iowa State Fair, where the parents seek to win prizes in agricultural and cooking competitions, and their teenage daughter and son each find unexpected romance. Based on the bestselling 1932 novel by Phil Stong, this was the first of three film versions of the novel released to theaters, the others being the movie musicals State Fair (1945) starring Jeanne Crain and Dana Andrews, and State Fair (1962) starring Ann-Margret and Pat Boone.
|author||Paul Green Sonya Levien|
|award||National Board of Review: Top Ten Films National Film Registry|
|musicBy||Louis De Francesco|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|