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Johnny at the Fair (1947)

| Short, Comedy, Family
At the Canadian National Exhibition, a young boy gets separated from his parents and meets some celebrities.

Director:

Jack Olsen
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charlie Pachter Charlie Pachter ... Johnny
Harry Pachter Harry Pachter ... Johnny's Father
Sara Pachter Sara Pachter ... Johnny's Mother
Lorne Greene ... Narrator (voice)
Joe Louis ... Joe Louis
William Lyon Mackenzie King William Lyon Mackenzie King ... William Lyon MacKenzie King
Chic Johnson ... Chic Johnson
Ole Olsen ... Ole Olsen
Barbara Ann Scott Barbara Ann Scott ... Barbara Ann Scott
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At the Canadian National Exhibition, a young boy gets separated from his parents and meets some celebrities.

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Short | Comedy | Family

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Canada Carries On: Johnny at the Fair See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Production Co:

Sterling Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) See more »

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Johnny has a blast at the fair, after ditching his parents!
21 March 2012 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

While this short is very dated, it does a good job of basically advertising the world fair in Canada. Of course, said fair is long gone now and there basically is not a world fair anymore, anywhere, so it is rather pointless now to even watch. The only people who have seen it now are most likely those who saw it as a short proceeding the film "The Rebel Set", a MST3K episode. As such, they automatically rate it a one or three for whatever reasons, not able to comprehend that just because the gang riffs something, does not necessarily mean it is bad. I mean, on Rifftrax, Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett riff "The Dark Knight" and most would say that is a fairly good film. The point is you can riff anything good or bad, and just because it is on MST3K you do not have to give it a super low score. That being said it is dated and it seems they do not really give a full view of the fair for us to witness. Only snippets, such as Joe Louis or the prime minister of Canada. Things that most of us are not going to see at the fair, though that ice skating queen was a cutie then. The two guys who are some sort of comedy team looked a bit annoying and the boy looked genuinely upset when they were trying to cheer him up. Also, it is kind of funny and a bit scary the amount of children in the lost children pavilion. Wow, the amount of kids that get away from their parents is staggering, but I cannot really blame Johnny from ditching his parents as they try and decide what to see next among some of the more mundane and boring things for a kid to do.


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