So Long at the Fair (1951)

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So Long at the Fair is based on a true story -- or at least, a story that has been told and retold so often that it is now accepted as truth. The year is 1889: the setting, the Paris Exhibition. Among the thousands in attendance are Vicky Barton (Jean Simmons) and her brother Johnny (David Tomlinson). After the first night of the Exhibition, Vicky is exhilarated, while Johnny seems a bit under the weather. The next morning, Vicky knocks on Johnny's hotel door, only to discover that her brother has disappeared. When she goes to the police and, later, to the British consul, the authorities refuse to believe her story. In fact, there is no evidence that Johnny ever existed! The outcome of this story is rather well known; still, it is perhaps best not to reveal any further details. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
Associated Film Distribution

Cast

David Tomlinson
as John Barton
Dirk Bogarde
as George Hathaway
Honor Blackman
as Rhoda O'Donovan
Jean Simmons
as Vicky Barton
Cathleen Nesbitt
as Mme. Herve
Betty Warren
as Mrs. O'Donovan
André Morell
as Dr. Hart
Austin Trevor
as Police Commissaire
Felix Aylmer
as British Consul
Marcel Poncin
as Narcisse
Eugene Deckers
as Day Porter
Nelly Arno
as Mme. Verni
Natasha Sokolova
as Charlotte
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Critic Reviews for So Long at the Fair

All Critics (1)

An oddball thriller.

Full Review… | January 31, 2011
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Audience Reviews for So Long at the Fair

amazing stuff awesome performance by simmons as a sister trying 2 find her lost brother at the paris exhibition in 1889 so yes its a period piece/costume drama combined with a thriller mystery.

Gregory Wood
Gregory Wood
½

never heard of this thriller but it showed up on TCM & I loved it. To start, there's Jean and Dirk, esp. Dirk. and the seemingly villainous Cathleen Nesbitt. But it's the extended play of the central mystery that lasts right up until almost the very end, when we get the answer and the reversal. Very clever. Plus the atmosphere of the Paris Exhibition and the Tour d'Eiffel, etc. Charmant.

Nick Demartino
Nick Demartino
½

a neat british thriller, a little reminiscent of the lady vanishes. a brother and sister travel to paris for the exhibition circa 1900 and on awakening the next morning the sister finds both her brother and even his room have mysteriously disappeared in the night. said to be based on a true story but perhaps more of an urban legend. lovely performances by the stunning jean simmons and dirk bogarde, as an artist who's the only one who believes her story. an early work of terrence fisher who went on to fame directing hammer horror films.

Stella Dallas
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