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So Long at the Fair (1950)

A young woman visits Paris with her brother only to discover the following morning he has gone missing and the hotel staff have no recollection of his presence.
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Vicky Barton
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George Hathaway
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Johnny Barton
Marcel Poncin ...
Narcisse
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Madame Hervé
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Rhoda O'Donovan
Betty Warren ...
Mrs. O'Donovan
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Nina
Eugene Deckers ...
Day Porter
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British Consul
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Doctor Hart
Austin Trevor ...
Police Commissaire
Natasha Sokolova ...
Charlotte
Nelly Arno ...
Madame Verni
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Storyline

Vicky Barton and her brother, Johnny, take a trip to the 1896 Paris Exhibition. They both sleep in seperate rooms in a hotel. When the sister gets up the next morning, she finds her brother and his room had disappeared and no one will even acknowledge that he was ever there. Now Vicky must find out what exactly happened to her brother. Written by DarkDan <DarkDan@comcast.net>

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29 March 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Black Curse  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The studio planned to dupe the public into thinking that the attractive pairing of Jean Simmons and Dirk Bogarde was mirrored in real life. This backfired suddenly however when Simmons ran off with Stewart Granger. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, an advertisement for the Paris Exposition Universelle states that it will be open from May 6 to November 6, 1889. Actually it closed on October 31, 1889, and the closing ceremony was held on November 6, 1889. The advertisements before and during the exposition were as stated above. See more »

Connections

Remake of Covered Tracks (1938) See more »

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Tritsch Tratsch Polka
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss Sr.
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Suspenseful title. What's coming?
17 September 1999 | by (Bay Shore, New York) – See all my reviews

A type of Film Noir, the audience knowing only part of what is going on till the end of the movie. A young woman going to the Paris Expo with her brother who disappears the next morning. Not only has he vanished but so has his hotel room. We believe her story but the characters in the movie don't. What's really happening? Can't give away anymore than that.Acting of Jean Simmons and Dirk Bogarde terrific. Can't complain about the rest of the cast either.

Just saw the film again on cable, after writing my original comment ten years ago in 1999..Movie is still holding up as excellent with a most interesting twist at the end..I enjoyed it as much as ever... have seen it twice before.. To compare it to Hitchcock is like apples and bananas...The style of this film is totally different then a Hitchcock film---complete without any violence.


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