APRIL LOVE
1957, 20th Century Fox, 97 min, USA, Dir: Henry Levin

After a minor run-in with the law in Chicago, Nick Conover (Pat Boone) is sent to live with his aunt and uncle on their horse farm in Kentucky. There he shows a surprising talent for harness racing and catches the eye of the girl next door (Shirley Jones). This squeaky-clean box office hit remains a favorite of Boone, who sings the Oscar-nominated, chart-topping title song.


STATE FAIR
1962, 20th Century Fox, 118 min, USA, Dir: Jose Ferrer

This bright and cheery CinemaScope 1960s remake relocates the state fair from Iowa to Texas and employs the charms of musical golden girl Ann-Margret as a singer who threatens to lure hometown boy Wayne (Pat Boone) away from his long-time girlfriend. Enjoy "Our State Fair," "It Might as Well Be Spring" and all the gloriously infectious Rodgers & Hammerstein tunes all over again!


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