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Meet Me in St. Louis (1966)

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 »

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Esther
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Mrs. Smith
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Mr. Smith
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Katie
Larry Merrill ...
Glenn
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Agnes (as Suzanne Cupito)
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Tootie
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John Truitt
Judy Lang ...
Faye Morse
Barbara Dodd ...
Maude
John Clarke ...
Walter
Charles Seel ...
Mr. Gossinger
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Judi Hersey ...
Claire
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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 party for a visitor in their neighborhood. Heartaches and laughter ensue.

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According to executive producer Alan D. Courtney, the network decided not to option the series because one CBS executive said that he "didn't want anything on his network with an ice wagon rattling down the street". See more »

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Remake of Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) See more »

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Thankfully, this show never was picked up by the networks!
23 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

The DVD release of the two-disk edition of "Meet Me In St. Louis" is an exceptional package--a case where the extras actually are amazingly good. Generally, when DVDs say they have special features, they are lame and of little value to anyone. BUT, in this package they give you a little bit of everything. The only DVD extras I can recall being better are those with "The Jazz Singer"!

I think that my score of 3 is actually a bit generous for this DVD extra. It's a failed pilot episode for a show based on the movie. Part of the problem is that the show was made more than 20 years later and you can't use the original cast that we've all grown to love and expect. But the biggest problem is that the show was just bad--badly written, not being true to the time period (circa 1904--though the guys in the show sporting 1960s hair), characters who seemed NOTHING like the originals and having a laugh track from hell!! At every turn, the laughter just poured onto the screen--even when the characters weren't doing anything remotely funny--nor was it even intended to be funny! It was annoying an inappropriate--and made the show seem even less like the movie--which was a work of art. This pilot was anything but a work of art! It was an artless mess that was "Meet Me In St. Louis" in name only.

Poorly written and poorly executed, this was a concept doomed from the start.


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