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Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

US 112m, Colour
Director: Vincente Minnelli; Cast: Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake, Marjorie Main

meet_me_in_st_LouisSet against the backdrop of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, Meet Me in St. Louis is a schmaltzy romantic musical comedy about an idyllic American family whose brightly costumed happiness is nearly threatened by a missed long distance phone call, only to be realized when papa announces plans to move the family to New York. Standing above this wholesome melodrama is Margaret O’Brien’s remarkable performance as the terrifying “Tootie”, Garland’s six year old co-star who steals practically every scene with lines like “it will take me at least week to dig up all my dolls from the cemetery”. Unfortunately, the family gets to realize their dreams and dead playthings remain buried forever (Klaus Ming January 2014).

2 comments on “Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

  1. TSorensen
    01/26/2014

    Without Margaret O’Brien this one would have been a tough one to get through.

    • Klaus
      01/26/2014

      It was a chore at times. Unless your a Judy Garland fan, there’s not much else with this one.

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