So Long at the Fair (1950) was a Drama - Mystery Film directed by Terence Fisher and Antony Darnborough and produced by Sydney Box.
A Mystery in Paris: ‘So Long at the Fair’ (1950)By Virginie Pronovost on Sep 25, 2020 From The Wonderful World of Cinema
If you’ve been following this blog for a while and know my tastes well, it shouldn’t be a mystery that one of my favourite national cinemas is the one made in the UK, especially the classics from the 30s until the 60s. That is why Terence’s Rule, Britannia Blogathon that he is host... Read full article
So Long at the Fair (1950)By Lindsey on Aug 29, 2013 From The Motion Pictures
(Image: movieposterdb) As you may remember, I recently reviewed a little film called Midnight Warning in my Mill Creek Musings series. That 1932 film?tells the story of a woman whose brother goes missing?at a luxurious hotel, and the hotel staff seems to be trying to cover up his disappearance, with... Read full article
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Based upon an urban legend popular in America and Europe.
Audiences in 1950 had no trouble identifying where the somewhat ungainly title came from. It's from the fourth line of a well-beloved folk song, not heard much anymore: "Oh, dear, what can the matter be?/ Dear, dear, what can the matter be?/ Oh, dear, what can the matter be?/ Johnny's so long at the fair." It's no stretch to understand who Johnny is in the movie: It's Jean Simmon's character's missing brother, Johnny, and he certainly seems to have overstayed his welcome at this Paris World's Fair.
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