Released November, 1944; screen play by Irving Brecher and Fred F. Finklehoffe; based on the New Yorker stories and the book by Sally Benson; Title song by Andrew B. Sterling and Kerry Mills; new songs by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane; Music adapted by Roger Edens; music director, Georgie Stoll; orchestrations by Conrad Salinger; dances by Paul Jones; dance director, Charles Walters; directed by Vincente Minnelli; produced by Arthur Freed.
Ester Smith.......Judy Garland
Meet Me In St. Louis
Me in St. Louis
is the picture of a year, 1903-1904, in the lives of the Smiths, a
well-off, home-oriented mid-west family enjoying day-to-day living
during a time when the days were somehow longer and sunnier, exquisite
pleasure was to found in evening sings around the piano, and the
greatest excitement imaginable was a visit to the St. Louis Exposition,
right there in one's own home-town.
More than any musical before or sice, Meet Me in St. Louis touched deep emothional welsprings in its audiences. It is a period, and a place, and a way of living captured forever ... an enduring and endearing American classic.