Wednesday, November 30, 2011

OLDIE GOLDIES: Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

"Meet Me in St. Louis" is my ideal movie musical. It delivers memorable songs (which are seamlessly integrated into the story), lots of laughs and charming performances. I loved the subtle wit in many of the line readings, something that is rare in other more bombastic musicals. Judy Garland (Esther) is a treat to watch on screen, as she and Lucille Bremer (Rose) show the sly flirtatiousness of girls living in the more conservative early 1900’s. The film received 4 Oscar nominations – Best Cinematography, Best Original Song, Best Score and Best Screenplay.

Classic Quote
"I can't believe it. Right here where we live - right here in St. Louis."

Classic Scene
"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

Classic Costumes

The Trolley Song by Judy Garland on Grooveshark
Classic Song
"The Trolley Song"

Did you know?
Judy Garland at first refused to appear in the film because she felt she had played too many childish roles and wanted to play an adult.


  1. Aaaah, The Trolley song is just lovely. As an aside, Rufus Wainwright did a concert covering Judy's song and he somehow makes The Trolley Song sound like somethnig overflowing with sexual innuendo. I've never been able to listen to Judy's version the same anymore.

    Bang, bang, bang, went the trolley? Really?

    Okay, I'm out.

  2. Haha, I'm not sure I want to tarnish my memory of that song. Judy's voice is so pure.

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