The third version of STATE FAIR disappoints on several counts, despite its Rodgers-and-Hammerstein score. The story's rustic charm suffers from the switch in setting from rural Iowa to urban Texas, and the choice of Jose Ferrer to direct is questionable. Moreover, the players
here--except for Alice Faye--don't measure up to their predecessors, although the young Ann-Margret shows some spunk. This time Ewell and Faye play the heads of the Frake family, and Tiffin and Boone are their two children. They are off to Dallas for the state fair, where Boone wants to beat his
local rival in a sports-car race and Tiffin hopes to find novelty and romance. She does, in the for...