MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 22,328 this week

Meet Me at the Fair (1953)

 -  Musical  -  January 1953 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 65 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

In 1904, Doc Tilbee, medicine show huckster and champion tall-tale teller, gives a ride to a young boy escaped from an orphanage, where bad conditions (the result of political graft) are ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (novel), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 9998 titles
created 8 months ago
 
list image
a list of 24 titles
created 4 months ago
 
list image
a list of 39 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Meet Me at the Fair (1953)

Meet Me at the Fair (1953) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Meet Me at the Fair.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Mártha Eggerth, Johannes Heesters, Kurt Meisel
The Tin Star (1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A cynical former sheriff turned bounty hunter helps a young, recently appointed acting sheriff with his advice, his experience and his gun.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Betsy Palmer
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Bea Pullman and her daughter Jessie have had a hard time making ends meet since Bea's husband died. Help comes in the form of Delilah Johnson, who agrees to work as Bea's housekeeper in ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: John M. Stahl
Stars: Irene Dunne, Robert Taylor, Charles Butterworth
April, April! (1935)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Erhard Siedel, Lina Carstens, Charlott Daudert
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Heinrich George, Maria Krahn, Horst Teetzmann
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Hansi Knoteck, Ellen Frank, Friedrich Kayßler
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Serge de Poligny, Douglas Sirk
Stars: Mártha Eggerth, Max Michel, Colette Darfeuil
Wilton's Zoo (1939)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Twelve year old Jan Grovers spends more time in the alleys of Rotterdam than with his family (though he occasionally looks after his tree younger sisters, all of whom are called Mientje). ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Annie van Ees, Albert van Dalsum, Enny Snijders
Accord final (1938)
Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young American violinist is betting with his European organisor that he will marry the tenth girl he meets the next day within 2 months. If he fails, he looses his Stradivari, if he wins ... See full summary »

Directors: Ignacy Rosenkranz, Douglas Sirk
Stars: Käthe von Nagy, Jules Berry, George Rigaud
Dark Delusion (1947)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Dr. Leonard Gillespie, for several reasons and not all medically related, asks a young surgeon, Dr. Tommy Coalt, to go to a small town and replace a local doctor while he is on vacation. ... See full summary »

Director: Willis Goldbeck
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, James Craig, Lucille Bremer
Final Accord (1936)
Music | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young, impoverished German woman named Hanna (Maria von Tasnady) gives her infant up for adoption and emigrates to American to live with her husband. When her husband commits suicide, ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Willy Birgel, Lil Dagover, Mária Tasnádi Fekete
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Doc Tilbee
...
Zerelda Wing
Chet Allen ...
Tad Bayliss
...
Enoch Jones
...
Chilton Corr
Carole Mathews ...
Clara Brink
...
Pete McCoy
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Billy Gray
Russell Simpson ...
Sheriff Evans
George Chandler ...
Deputy Leach
Virginia Brissac ...
Mrs. Spooner
John Maxwell ...
Mr. Spooner
Doris Packer ...
Mrs. Swaile
Edna Holland ...
Miss Burghey
George Spaulding ...
Governor
Edit

Storyline

In 1904, Doc Tilbee, medicine show huckster and champion tall-tale teller, gives a ride to a young boy escaped from an orphanage, where bad conditions (the result of political graft) are being investigated by new appointee Zerelda Wing, who doesn't know that her fiancée is one of the politicians responsible. Tad wants to stay with his new friend Doc, who is attracted to Zerelda, to the discomfiture of his old flame Clara...all amid nostalgic musical numbers. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel

Genres:

Musical

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Espérame en la feria  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The singing voice for Carole Mathews was dubbed by noted vocalist Jo Ann Greer, who also sang in various films for Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak, Esther Williams, June Allyson and Gloria Grahame. See more »

Soundtracks

Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?
(uncredited)
Written by Hughie Cannon
Danced by Carole Mathews and Dante DiPaolo
Performed by Carole Mathews (dubbed by Jo Ann Greer)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Good Natured early Sirk

The second part of Sirk's "Americana" trilogy after "Has Anybody Seen My Gal" and before "Take Me To Town". Like its predecessor, there is a strong critical streak; this time its of political corruption, but the film is imbued with tremendous affection for its characters delightfully played by Dan Dailey, Scatman Crothers and child actor Chet Allen.

The musical numbers are decidedly second rate and add little to the film as a whole. Nothing in this modest, very light weight film portends the great melodramas that Sirk would make a few years on.

Its very easy and pleasant viewing but only of real interest to Sirk enthusiasts.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Meet Me at the Fair (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?