So Long at the Fair

  • Film
  • Comedy drama
A visitor to the Paris World Fair of 1889 vanishes overnight, along with his hotel room and all traces of his existence. An appropriate training ground for Fisher's later ventures into horror, but his opportunities for exploring the macabre are restricted here by the demands of an insipid romance between Simmons, as the disappearing man's distraught sister, and Bogarde as the English artist who believes her story. Simmons is too sweet and self-assured to inspire more than mild concern for her predicament, and Bogarde's potential for debonair caddishness remains sadly unfulfilled in the face of his partner's redoubtable innocence. Enthusiasm has to be reserved for the period trappings, a clever Offenbach-ish score, and the fine support playing of Nesbitt, Blackman and Poncin.

Release details

Duration: 86 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Terence Fisher, Antony Darnborough
Screenwriter: Hugh Mills, Anthony Thorne
Cast: Cathleen Nesbitt
David Tomlinson
Eugene Deckers
Jean Simmons
Dirk Bogarde
Honor Blackman
Felix Aylmer
Marcel Poncin
Austin Trevor
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