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So Long at the Fair (1950)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery | 29 March 1951 (USA)
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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean Simmons ... Vicky Barton
Dirk Bogarde ... George Hathaway
David Tomlinson ... Johnny Barton
Marcel Poncin Marcel Poncin ... Narcisse
Cathleen Nesbitt ... Madame Hervé
Honor Blackman ... Rhoda O'Donovan
Betty Warren Betty Warren ... Mrs. O'Donovan
Zena Marshall ... Nina
Eugene Deckers ... Day Porter
Felix Aylmer ... British Consul
André Morell ... Doctor Hart
Austin Trevor ... Police Commissaire
Natasha Sokolova Natasha Sokolova ... Charlotte
Nelly Arno 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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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German | French

Release Date:

29 March 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Black Curse See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Unusually for a British film of this period, this filmed for 4 weeks in Paris. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Kiss of the Vampire (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Tritsch Tratsch Polka
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss Sr.
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Entertaining and suspenseful
23 September 2000 | by ImnozySee all my reviews

Having seen this movie again after many years, I was surprised how well it holds up.

Jean Simmons gave a convincing performance as the young girl, terrified and confused by the disappearance overnight of her brother and the refusal of the hotel staff to acknowledge that he even existed. Dirk Bogarde gives his usual excellent performance as the English artist who comes to her rescue.

Although the plot is fairly predictable, the suspense is maintained right to the end, the setting of Paris during the Great Exhibition is picturesque and both Miss Simmons and Mr Bogarde look delightful What more can you ask for?


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