MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 64 this week

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  January 1945 (USA)
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 13,563 users  
Reviews: 136 user | 88 critic

In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play), 5 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.00 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 24 Mar 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 19 Nov 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 12 Dec 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 17 Jan 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 17 Jan 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Meet Me in St. Louis.

User Polls

Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Meet Me in St. Louis (TV Movie 1966)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Based on the characters from the MGM hit of the same name, this TV pilot is about one day in the life of the Smith family. At the turn of the twentieth century, the family is throwing a ... See full summary »

Directors: Alan D. Courtney, Jeffrey Hayden
Stars: Shelley Fabares, Celeste Holm, Wesley Addy
Little Women (1949)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord Mass in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the civil war, the sisters: Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

To stop Pinkie's mother Dottie from marrying a man they know she does not love, Pinkie and her friend Buzz kidnap her in the family trailer to live a life on the open road without worries ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Judy Garland, Freddie Bartholomew, Mary Astor
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Irish colleen Nellie is in love with handsome Jerry Kelly, even though her father objects. Nellie and Jerry soon marry and announce plans to move to New York, which again angers Nellie's ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Charles Winninger
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
Lucille Bremer ...
...
Tom Drake ...
Marjorie Main ...
Katie (Maid)
...
Grandpa
...
Lucille Ballard
Henry H. Daniels Jr. ...
Lon Smith Jr.
Joan Carroll ...
...
Colonel Darly
Robert Sully ...
...
Edit

Storyline

St. Louis 1903. The well-off Smith family has four beautiful daughters, including Esther and little Tootie. 17-year old Esther has fallen in love with the boy next door who has just moved in, John. He however barely notices her at first. The family is shocked when Mr. Smith reveals that he has been transfered to a nice position in New York, which means that the family has to leave St. Louis and the St. Louis Fair. Written by Mattias Thuresson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The "Trolley Song" Picture ! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le chant du Missouri  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,707,561 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,566,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", Judy Garland refused to sing the grim original line, "Have yourself a merry little Christmas, it may be your last" to little Margaret O'Brien. The line was dropped from the final version of the song. See more »

Goofs

It is often incorrectly claimed that an off screen male voice calls out "Hiya, Judy" (referring to actress Judy Garland instead of her character, Esther). The voice actually says "Hiya, Johnny". This refers to Tom Drake' s character, John Truett, who has been trying to catch the trolley and apparently just made it. As soon as the line is delivered Esther looks expectantly screen right but we do not see John until the end of the trolley song sequence. See more »

Quotes

Rose SmithEsther Smith: [singing] Meet me in St. Louie, Louie, meet me at...
Mr. Alonzo Smith: For heaven's sake, stop that screeching!
Rose Smith: We're sorry, Papa.
Mr. Alonzo Smith: The fair won't open for seven months, and that's all anybody ever sings about or talks about. I wish they would all meet at the fair and leave me alone.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.47 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Over the Bannister
(1944) (uncredited)
Music by Ralph Blane
Lyrics by Hugh Martin
Sung by Judy Garland
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Insipid
14 August 2013 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Really? This is what I was waiting for? This film is just a bunch of clichés strung together with some macabre elements.

I thought it would be a postcard to St. Louis, but it could have taken place anywhere. The World's Fair was barely relevant.

The men were all stereotypes; the lordly-yet-foolish money-focused father who is changed by his family's warmth. The awkwardly formal men, the candied turn-of-the-century nostalgia. Other than Judy Garland's desire to extract a kiss out of her neighbor, the whole film is a silly tribute to normative culture. I guess that's what they hoped the boys fighting in Europe and Asia in 1944 wanted to see.

This whole Ivy League worship was nauseating. "I'm talking to a Yale man in New York!" "Princeton is a peach of a school!" ...and the safe "Smith"-like names. The father wanting to move to NY for "money" even though they look pretty damn well off. The oldest sister's beau bursting into their house angrily and demanding that she marry him and he won't take no for an answer or whatever. Then walking out. A masturbatory fantasy for one-dimensional women.

The only interesting point was the little sister's mischievousness. It was dark and playful part of an otherwise pointless costume drama.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Judy Garland Kristeia
I thought Tootie was awesome B_dub
Tootie is annoying and disturbed! zatarains80
Judy's Bangs ! ? ! ? ! ? wtstop10
Any guys seen this movie? hogwartstransfer
Mary Astor scooterberwyn
Discuss Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?