Meet Me in St. Louis
Meet Me in St. Louis is a 1944 American Christmas musical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film stars Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake, Leon Ames, Marjorie Main, June Lockhart, and Joan Carroll. It was directed by Vincente Minnelli, who met Garland on the set and later married her.
About Meet Me in St. Louis in brief
Meet Me in St. Louis is a 1944 American Christmas musical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film stars Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake, Leon Ames, Marjorie Main, June Lockhart, and Joan Carroll. It was adapted by Irving Brecher and Fred F. Finklehoffe from a series of short stories by Sally Benson, originally published in The New Yorker magazine under the title ‘5135 Kensington’ The film was directed by Vincente Minnelli, who met Garland on the set and later married her. In 1994, the film was deemed \”culturally significant\” by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. The backdrop for the film is St. Louis, Missouri in the year leading up to the 1904 World’s Fair. It relates the story of a year in the life of the Smith family in St Louis, leading up. to the opening of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in the spring of 1904. The movie was the second-highest grossing picture of 1944, only behind Going My Way, and was also MGM’s most successful musical of the 1940s. In the film, Esther, the second eldest daughter, is in love with the boy next door, John Truitt, although he does not notice her at first.
On Halloween, Tootie and Agnes are costumed and ready to go out for the night. Rose is expecting a phone call during which she hopes to be proposed to by Warren Sheffield. While the call takes place, she is embarrassed when not only does Warren fail to propose but also the entire family is present as she takes the call during dinner. Esther hopes to meet John again the following Friday on a trolley ride from the city to the construction site of the World’s fair. The Smith family leads a comfortable upper-middle class life. Although Mrs. Smith is upset as well as upset as the family is threatened with moving to New York City for Christmas, she reconciles with her husband and they sing a tender duet as she plays the piano. On Christmas Day, the family plays a duet again as she sings and plays a tender song. The family sings a tender rendition of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. On the way home, the Smiths stop to pick up their son Lon Jr. from school. On their way back home, Rose and Esther are talking when all of a sudden they hear Tootsie screaming from the direction of the trolley.