Meet Me in St. Louis

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Shown: January 1, 2013 at 6pm

Director : Vincente Minnelli

Country : USA

Release Date : 1944

Duration : 109 mins

Language : English

Subtitles : No

On the eve of the 1904 St. Louis World Fair the four daughters of the Smith family learn lessons of life and love.  The film was directed by Vincente Minnelli, who met star Judy Garland on the set and later married her. In this film she premieres “The Trolley Song“, “The Boy Next Door” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas“. Upon its release, Meet Me in St. Louis was both a critical and a commercial success. It became the second-highest-grossing film of 1944 and was also MGM’s most successful musical of the 1940s. In 1994, the film was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

“A movie that defines perfection.”  (Philip French)