Meet Me at the Fair
Meet Me at the Fair (1952)

Despite its ebullient title and the presence of lightweight dancing star Dan Dailey, Meet Me at the Fair has a lot more meat on its bones than most musicals of the early 1950s. Dailey plays an early-1900s medicine show huckster who finds… More

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Gets its energy by the inspired performance from Dan Dailey.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

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.

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Film4

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.

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