Meet Me at the Fair


Meet Me at the Fair is a 1953 American musical film directed by Douglas Sirk and starring Dan Dailey, Diana Lynn and Hugh O'Brian. Produced and distributed by Universal Pictures, it was shot in technicolor.

Meet Me at the Fair
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Directed byDouglas Sirk
Screenplay byIrving Wallace
Martin Berkeley
Based onThe Great Companions by Gene Markey
Produced byAlbert J. Cohen
StarringDan Dailey
Diana Lynn
Hugh O'Brian
CinematographyMaury Gertsman
Edited byRussell F. Schoengarth
Music byJoseph Gershenson
Distributed byUniversal-International Pictures
Release date
  • January 1953 (1953-01)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.3 million (US rentals)[1]


A boy named Tad flees from the orphanage and is given a ride by Doc Tilbee, a man with a traveling medicine show. Meanwhile, Zerelda King is assigned to look into possible illegal and unethical activity at an orphanage, which may or may not involve her fiancé.



Movie critic Leonard Maltin considers this to be a "pleasant musical".[3]


  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954
  2. ^ Fitzgerald, Michael E. (1977). Universal Pictures: A Panoramic History in Words, Pictures, and Filmographies (Sixth Printing, December 1981 ed.). Westport, Connecticut: Arlington House Publishers. p. 599. ISBN 0-87000-366-6.
  3. ^ Maltin, Leonard. Classic Movie Guide: From the Silent Era Through 1965, p. 442 (Penguin, 2015).

External linksEdit

  • Meet Me at the Fair at IMDb