Classic Tuesdays: Meet Me in St. Louis
Run Time: 113 min.
November 29, 2022 at 7pm
Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Screenplay: Irving Brecher, Fred F. Finkelhoffe
Meet Me in St. Louis is a charming, heartwarming turn-of-the-century tale filled with magic and memories. Judy Garland and an all-star cast bring a compelling photo album to life in this enthralling musical that is “sensitive, charming and a must for the family” (Blockbuster Entertainment Guide).
When Esther Smith (Garland), a young St. Louis girl, learns that her father has accepted a transfer to New York City, she is crushed. To leave her friends and break it off with her beau are bad enough, but to miss the St. Louis World’s Fair is … unthinkable! The resulting familial upheaval has everyone re-evaluating the situation, resulting in some joyous surprises and unbelievable heartfelt choices.
With its spectacular supporting cast, wonderfully classic tunes like “The Trolley Song,” “The Boy Next Door,” “Under the Bamboo Tree” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” Meet Me in St. Louis “still comes up fresh with each successive viewing as charmingly, romantically nostalgic as an old valentine” (Time Out New York).
“The joys of the film linger with the music and encourage you to savor the true moments of family togetherness.”– Douglas Pratt, Hollywood Reporter
“Meet Me in St Louis is certainly one the best Hollywood musicals ever.”– Jamie Russell, BBC