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Meet Me in St. Louis [Special Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1944]

  • SKU: 3568054
  • Release Date: 12/13/2011
  • Rating: NR
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 13)

    Special Features


    • Introduction by Liza Minnelli
    • Music-Only Audio Track
    • 2 Behind-the-Scenes Documentaries, The Making of an American Classic and Hollywood: The Dream Factory
    • Turner Classic Movies Special Becoming Attractions: Judy Garland
    • Audio Commentary by Judy Garland Biographer John Fricke with Margaret O'Brien, Composer Hugh Martin, Screenwriter Irving Brecher and Barbara Freed-Saltzman
    • Vintage Musical Shorts
    • Photo re-creation of deleted song Boys And Girls Like You And Me
    • TV Series Pilot Episode Radio Show
    • Vincente Minnelli Trailer Gallery
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Meet Me in St. Louis
    Sally Benson's short stories about the turn-of-the-century Smith family of St. Louis were tackled by a battalion of MGM screenwriters, who hoped to find a throughline to connect the anecdotal tales. After several false starts (one of which proposed that the eldest Smith daughter be kidnapped and held for ransom), the result was the charming valentine-card musical Meet Me in St. Louis. The plot hinges on the possibility that Alonzo Smith (Leon Ames), the family's banker father, might uproot the Smiths to New York, scuttling his daughter Esther (Judy Garland)'s romance with boy-next-door John Truett (Tom Drake) and causing similar emotional trauma for the rest of the household. In a cast that includes Mary Astor as Ames' wife, Lucille Bremer as another Ames daughter, and Marjorie Main as the housekeeper, the most fascinating character is played by 6-year-old Margaret O'Brien. As kid sister Tootie, O'Brien seems morbidly obsessed with death and murder, burying her dolls, "killing" a neighbor at Halloween (she throws flour in the flustered man's face on a dare), and maniacally bludgeoning her snowmen when Papa announces his plans to move to New York. Margaret O'Brien won a special Oscar for her remarkable performance, prompting Lionel Barrymore to grumble "Two hundred years ago, she would have been burned at the stake!" The songs are a heady combination of period tunes and newly minted numbers by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin, the best of which are The Boy Next Door, The Trolley Song, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. As a bonus, Meet Me in St. Louis is lensed in rich Technicolor, shown to best advantage in the climactic scenes at the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Judy Garland
      Judy Garland - Esther Smith
    • Margaret O'Brien
      Margaret O'Brien - "Tootie" Smith
    • Mary Astor
      Mary Astor - Mrs. Anne Smith
    • Lucille Bremer
      Lucille Bremer - Rose Smith
    • Tom Drake
      Tom Drake - John Truett



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

    100%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another Great Movie

      Posted
      Tri1256
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      Another great movie from Judy Garland. I had missed the release of this movie on blu-ray about 2 years ago. I am glad they reissued it again. This is a musical, which made it more magical.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Judy Garlands Finest

      Posted
      Mistyjoy

      I love this movie! I have seen it like 100 times! Judy Garland is so wonderful. The songs are so catchy! I got my niece and my sister addicted to this classic. Great family movie and musical!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing

      Posted
      Sally1

      This is a great family film! Judy Garland is wonderful and this cast is great! It's full of catchy songs, and best of all will be a classic that the whole family can enjoy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Movie

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      chicagoirish
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      This is a classic old movie. Something the whole family will like. Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      LOVE this movie!!! I recommend it for everyone!!

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      Kid7
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      This movie was made when ladies were ladies and gentlemen were gnetlemen. I LOVE IT!!! I wish I had been born during this time. The music is wonderful.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      FAVORITE MOVIE

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      KVAN
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      THIS WAS A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR MY DAUGHTER. THE FIRST ONE I RECEIVED HAD A CRACKED CASE AND WASN'T SURE IF IT WAS OK OR NOT SO HAD TO REORDER

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best classics

      Posted
      Rachelle
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      If you like musicals, you will love this film. The story and soundtrack are great.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Oldie but goodie!

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      Maggie
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      This is a great family movie. Something for every age. Timeless story line.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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