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Meet Me at the Fair (1953)

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87 min | Musical

In 1904, Doc Tilbee, medicine show huckster and champion tall-tale teller, gives a ride to a young boy escaped from an orphanage, where bad conditions (the result of political graft) are being investigated by new appointee Zerelda Wing, ...See moreIn 1904, Doc Tilbee, medicine show huckster and champion tall-tale teller, gives a ride to a young boy escaped from an orphanage, where bad conditions (the result of political graft) are being investigated by new appointee Zerelda Wing, who doesn't know that her fiancée is one of the politicians responsible. Tad wants to stay with his new friend Doc, who is attracted to Zerelda, to the discomfiture of his old flame Clara...all amid nostalgic musical numbers. Written by Rod Crawford See less
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Writers
Martin Berkeley | Gene Markey (novel "The Great Companions") | Irving Wallace
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Updated Jan 31, 1953

Release date
Jan 1953 (United States)

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39 cast members
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Dan Dailey
Doc Tilbee Doc Tilbee   See fewer
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Diana Lynn
Zerelda Wing Zerelda Wing   See fewer
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Chet Allen
Tad Bayliss Tad Bayliss   See fewer
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Scatman Crothers
Enoch Jones Enoch Jones   See fewer
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Hugh O'Brian
Chilton Corr Chilton Corr   See fewer
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Carole Mathews
Clara Brink Clara Brink   See fewer
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Rhys Williams
Pete McCoy Pete McCoy   See fewer
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Thomas E. Jackson
Billy Gray Billy Gray   See fewer
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Russell Simpson
Sheriff Evans Sheriff Evans   See fewer
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George Chandler
Deputy Leach Deputy Leach   See fewer
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Virginia Brissac
Mrs. Spooner Mrs. Spooner   See fewer
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John Maxwell
Mr. Spooner Mr. Spooner   See fewer
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Doris Packer
Mrs. Swaile Mrs. Swaile   See fewer
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Edna Holland
Miss Burghey Miss Burghey   See fewer
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George Spaulding
Governor Governor   See fewer
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Paul Gordan
Cyclist Cyclist   See fewer
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George Arglen
Howie (uncredited) Howie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Butler
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Iron Eyes Cody
Chief Rain-in-the-Face (uncredited) Chief Rain-in-the-Face (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dante DiPaolo
Blackface Dancer (uncredited) Blackface Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklyn Farnum
Wall Street Tycoon (uncredited) Wall Street Tycoon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jon Gardner
Ed (uncredited) Ed (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gargan
D.A.'s Secretary (uncredited) D.A.'s Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jo Ann Greer
Clara Brink (singing voice) (uncredited) Clara Brink (singing voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Kerr
Stage Manager (uncredited) Stage Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roger Moore
Wall Street Tycoon (uncredited) Wall Street Tycoon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mower
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John O'Connor
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Sam Pierce
Party Stooge (uncredited) Party Stooge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Portanova
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Alice Richey
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George Riley
M.C. (uncredited) M.C. (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Ryan
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Robert Shafto
Disraeli (uncredited) Disraeli (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Strong
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Brick Sullivan
Cop (uncredited) Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Wagner
Iceman (uncredited) Iceman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wally Walker
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Hart Wayne
Wall Street Tycoon (uncredited) Wall Street Tycoon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

6.4 / 10 | 92 votes