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So Long at the Fair (1950)

 |  Drama, Mystery  |  29 March 1951 (USA)
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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
Cathleen Nesbitt ...
Madame Hervé
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Rhoda O'Donovan
Betty Warren ...
Mrs. O'Donovan
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Nina
Eugene Deckers ...
Day Porter
Felix Aylmer ...
British Consul
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Doctor Hart
Austin Trevor ...
Police Commissaire
Natasha Sokolova ...
Charlotte
Nelly Arno ...
Madame Verni
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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)  »

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The Black Curse  »

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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 »

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At the end of the film at the hospital, there is a statue of St. Therese of Lisieux. The Exposition took place in 1889, eight years before Therese died, and she wasn't made a saint until about 1925. See more »

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Carriage and Pair
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Music by Benjamin Frankel
Used several times during journeys through the city
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An elegant suspense feast for the senses.
14 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

"So Long at the Fair" manages to fuse the macabre with the swank in a singularly enjoyable nerve wracker set in 1889 Paris.

Director Terence Fisher leads his audience with aplomb from the gaiety of the Moulon Rouge to the lugubrious shadows of a convent hospital with an assurance missing from most modern thrillers.

Production values are first rate from the elegant hotel to the elaborately wrought fair sequences.

One could scarcely ask for a more debonair and attractive couple than Mr. Bogarde, (with his famous pompadour intact), and the exquisite Miss Simmons, who, in her turn provides a welcome reminder of 19th century feminine deportment. And Villainess Cathleen Nesbitt, with her cut glass diction, and rustling black bombazine, defines sinister suavity in a way you won't soon forget.

Kudos also to Honor Blackman who wears a bustle with distinction.


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