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

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… 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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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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