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So Long at the Fair
Directed by Terence Fisher and Antony Darnborough • 1950 • United Kingdom
Starring Jean Simmons, Dirk Bogarde, David Tomlinson
Mystery and menace are afoot at the 1889 Paris Exposition in this tense thriller from the studio that made atmospheric period dramas its specialty, Gainsborough Pictures. Along with her brother Johnny (David Tomlinson), British tourist Vicky Barton (Jean Simmons) travels to the City of Lights to see the sights, only to find herself at the center of sinister goings-on when Johnny vanishes without a trace—and what’s worse, no one around her believes that he even existed in the first place. With the help of fellow Brit George Hathaway (Dirk Bogarde), Vicky sets out to find her brother and prove that she is not mad.