Meet Me at the Fair (1952)

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Movie Info

In this musical, Dan Dailey plays a medicine show huckster who becomes the reluctant guardian of orphanage escapee Chet Allen. As he grows fond of the boy, Dailey becomes determined to thwart the corrupt system that allows substandard orphan asylums to operate while political hacks get rich on government funding.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Written By:
Runtime:
Studio:
Universal

Cast

Roger Moore
as Wall Street Tycoon
Dan Dailey
as "Doc" Tilbee
Scatman Crothers
as Enoch Jones
Rhys Williams
as Pete McCoy
Paul Gordon
as Cyclist
John Maxwell
as Mr. Spooner
Diana Lynn
as Zerelda Wing
Thomas Jackson
as Billy Gray
Russell Simpson
as Sheriff Evans
Carole Mathews
as Clara Brink
Hugh O'Brian
as Chilton Corr
Iron Eyes Cody
as Chief Rain-in-the-Face
George Chandler
as Deputy Sheriff Leach
Thomas E. Jackson
as Billy Gray
Dante DiPaolo
as Dancer
Donald Kerr
as Stage manager
Virginia Brissac
as Mrs. Spooner
Max Wagner
as Iceman
Franklyn Farnum
as Wall Street Tycoon
Doris Packer
as Mrs. Swaile
Edna Holland
as Miss Burghey
Franklin Farnum
as Wall Street Tycoon
Harte Wayne
as Wall Street Tycoon
George Spaulding
as Governor
Jack Gargan
as District Attorney's Secretary
Sam Pierce
as Party stooge
Chet Allen
as "Tad" Bayliss
Robert Shafto
as Prime Minister Disraeli
Paul Gordan
as Cyclist
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Critic Reviews for Meet Me at the Fair

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Like the other small musicals Douglas Sirk directed at Universal in the early 50s, this is better than it was supposed to have been at the time.

Full Review… | March 23, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Sirk's customary concern with hypocrisy and intolerance is, given the genre and overall tone of the piece, surprisingly to the fore in a subplot about corrupt politicians.

Full Review… | March 23, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Sirk averaged two films a year, in all the principle genres. Several are masterworks, while others, such as this 20th-century-set musical comedy, are charming programmers enhanced by unpretentious professionalism.

Full Review… | March 23, 2007
Film4

Gets its energy by the inspired performance from Dan Dailey.

Full Review… | March 22, 2007
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