Meet Me in St. Louis details
|Formats:||U DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake, Leon Ames, Margaret O'Brien, Harry Davenport, Mary Astor, Judy Garland, Lucille Bremner, Marjorie Main|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
Meet Me in St. Louis
|Run time:||1 hour 50 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 May 2004|
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Fantastic Musical for all the familyBy a customer from Jersey. , 05 Sep 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]What a fabulous film this is with a great story and cast. Lots of catchy songs which you'll probably recognise. There are some good special features on the DVD that are worth watching too.
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Not really memorableBy brokenking (268 reviews) from Bristol , 03 Dec 2013Now musicals are not generally my thing. There are a few that truely stand out from the crowd (Singin in the Rain, Once). I was hoping/expecting that 'Meet me in St Louis' would be one of them. It was pleasant enough but there were no great musical scenes for me, like Singin in the Rain. The story was also quite bland, in had some nice humour injected into it to flesh out the family but it generally boiled down to girl longs over the boy next door.
very movingBy stinker (7 reviews) from Stroud , 02 Jun 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideWonderful film JUDY GARLAND at her best glued to the T. V. All the time fast moving film you had to keep watching other wise you missed the plot
One of the best MGM musicalsBy Zamy (552 reviews) from London , 30 Dec 2011If 'Singing in the Rain' is my favourite MGM musical this is certainly one of the best. It has perhaps the best integration of songs to story of them all, wonderful technicolor and some fine acting from an ensemble cast. And is there a more charming musical number in all cinema to match the 'trolley song'. I doubt it. If you think the storyline too corny then remember this is a movie set in 1903; much simpler and less sophisticated times. And it was released in 1944 at a time when America was engaged in a world war. This simple, uplifting tale of days gone by was probably quite a tonic to the nation.
Great old film, for ladies of any age.By Jammy58 (3 reviews) , 08 Nov 2011The ultimate 'feelgood' film, to watch on a rainy day, curled up, preferably with a box of chocolates.Timeless Hollywood entertainment.
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A Wonderful Film!!By a customer , 03 Nov 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideFrom start to finish Meet Me in St. Louis charms and captivates the audience. As you enter the delightful world of the Smith Sisters you cannot help but fall in love with each of them as they all struggle to find their own place in the world.
Against the backdrop of the build up to the St. Louis World Fair in 1904 Rose and Esther deal with the trials and tribulations of falling in love. Judy Garland shines as Esther and songs such as The Boy Next Door reveal so much more than a simple teenage crush, with help from words written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane.
The comfortable, happy and relaxed lives of the Smith family are thrown into chaos when Mr. Smith (Leon Ames) announces that he has been transferred to the New York offices of the law firm for whom he works. After an initial rebuttal the sisters eventually concede and resign themselves to the future, knowing at least they will have one more Christmas in St. Louis.
It is Christmas eve and a desperately upset youngest daughter, Tootie played marvellously by Margaret OBrien, which leads Mr. Smith to announce the family will be staying in St. Louis.
Proposals are made, the future can be planned, and in true Hollywood style you will be left smiling by a truly enchanting ending.
Meet Me in St. Louis also features the classics The Trolley Song and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas with the score beautifully adapted for the screen by Roger Edens, famed for his work on Easter Parade (1948), On the Town (1949) and Singin in the Rain (1952).
If you are looking for a slice of classic holly wood storytelling and a beautiful soundtrack with characters you will adore, look no further than Meet Me in St. Louis.