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1,021 Ratings

Meet Me in St. Louis

Directed by Vincente Minnelli
United States, 1944
Musical, Family, Romance


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.

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Meet Me in St. Louis Directed by Vincente Minnelli

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1945 | 4 nominations including: Best Cinematography, Color

1945 | Winner: Juvenile Award

National Film Preservation Board

1994 | Winner: National Film Registry

A Lynchian clash of the ordinary and the grotesque, the graveyard humor of the children countered by their profound sadness of having to leave home, the countless references to death and dying all playing out against a backdrop of an imagined antiquated America ripe with happy endings and marriages.
July 23, 2018
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A nostalgic, war-time hit featuring one of Judy Garland’s best performances (she would soon become Minnelli’s wife) and a memorable collection of songs by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane; this film was a tour de force of design, color, and graceful camera movement, and it secured Minnelli’s position at MGM.
July 26, 2017
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Director Vincent Minnelli dances nimbly on the line between comedy and drama, keeping the camera and the story moving as he cuts from one member of the family to another.
August 31, 2016
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