Meet Me in St. Louis - Wikipedia
In a lovely note on his memories of seeing Meet Me in St. Louis as a four year old in , critic David Ehrenstein writes, 'I didn't understand. From "Meet me in St Louis" worn by Mary Astor as Mrs. Anna Smith design by Irene 39 Meet me in St Louis - Margaret O'Brien, Judy Garland & Henry H. badz.info: Meet Me in St. Louis [Region 2 - PAL]: Judy Garland, Margaret O' Brien, Mary January 31, . Have I ever told you that 7-year-old Margaret O'Brien, who plays Tootie, is on my personal One of my favorite scenes has got to be a Halloween scene with all the neighborhood kids in the middle of a street.
- Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
The telephone is in the dining room, you see, and Esther would hate to have everyone hear Warren propose! She is certain he is going to propose; why else would he call long distance?
For more on why a long distance call is such a huge deal, read my History Through Hollywood: But back to St. She pauses on the front steps to surreptitiously surveil something wonderful next door: Rose is a good big sister, so she hurries into the house to alert Esther.
They stroll onto their porch for some subtle stalking: He does make her look absolutely stunning. And Judy Garland said that this was the first film in which she felt beautiful…She would request the makeup artist, Dotty Ponedel, who worked with her on this film, for every MGM movie she made after this.
Rose and Esther go inside, too, and Esther tells Rose how she has arranged for dinner to be served earlier so that Rose can take her phone call in private. Rose is not as grateful as Esther perhaps thought she would be: She dances a little, giving us a nice view of her two-layer skirt: And she closes the lovely song by closing the lovely curtain… Watch it hereplease.
We continue to get lovely snatches of family life in the Smith household. There is a brother, Lon, Henry Daniels, Jr. Tootie rides the ice wagon and is disturbingly morbid. You can watch the scene here. As Tootie delivers ice, Rose and Esther sing in the parlor in their underthings and coordinating dressing gowns.
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You know, just like all sisters do in the afternoon. What is is they are singing?I Think I Have Too Much Bloom - "Meet Me in St. Louis" - Judy Garland
Meet me at the Fair! Louis, and they are pretty pumped. He tells them to cut it out, and expresses his desire for a nice, cool bath.
Smith refuses to change the dinner time. So everyone is there when Warren calls Rose: You can watch this amusing scene here. John Truett is invited! And Esther is thrilled.
Then Esther gets wild and tells Rose that she plans to let John kiss her tonight. Her wise older sister is alarmed!
Her brother Lon, who knows all about her crush, watches, amused. They did an incredible job and make the Technicolor pop with shots of hot pink, mustard, and plenty of brights. I rather wish there was spontaneous yet beautifully choreographed dancing and singing at every house party: Minnelli thought Bremer was about to become a huge star. Unfortunately, Bremer never made it big the way Minnelli thought she would, and she left the movie industry.
When the dancers notice Agnes and Tootie watching from the stairs, Tootie begs to sing a song with Esther.
Some people love this movie, and these are probably why. And some people just go gaga over the theatricality of musicals, the color, dancing, music, even when there is little or no plot to hold it together. The movie opens with the main characters singing the title song. Gee, I wonder what's going to happen? The suspense is killing me! Let's face it, Meet Me in St. Louis is famous for its songs, especially the Trolley Song.
Take out the music, and what have you? A movie without a plot, a slice of life story. Next year all our troubles will be miles away, Someday soon, we all will be together If the Fates allow What does this have to do with the movie? The song was first published in Without the music I would rate this movie a 3 out of 10; with it, a 5.
It is highly over-rated.
State Fair is almost forgotten, yet has a lot of polish and fine detail, and a story line of eternal appeal, in short, a classic, so it is highly under-rated. Part of the contemporary 10 star hype surrounding St. Louis may be because it is a clean family movie that mostly fits the bill of Christian fundamentalists, though there is a shocking premarital kiss or two.
On the other hand, I feel sorry for those who are so jaded they give it 2 stars. It's still fun, in a brainless sort of way. By all means, see Meet Me in St. It has an important place in the history of cinema.
You will probably enjoy it and hear some fine singing by Judy Garland. If you like this type of story, you should watch the Little Women, which stars a slightly older Margaret O'Brien. Or Life with Father, Or I Remember Mama, Or even Cheaper by the Dozen.
They are all semi-autobiographical stories of family life, far more interesting and better acted. Robinson and Agnes Moorehead. It is a clean family values film that anyone can enjoy.