Meet Me in St Louis
+ intro by critic and broadcaster David Benedict
Vincente Minnelli’s hymn to family, home and community is a musical miracle with Judy Garland as its beating heart.
Dir Vincente Minnelli
With Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor
Up there with Singin’ in the Rain as one of the great musical masterpieces, Meet Me in St Louis is a genuinely heart-warming delight. Although set in the early 1900s, it captures the hopes and anxieties of America during WWII, with Garland as its emotional centre; vivacious in the deliriously enjoyable ‘Trolley Song’ and deeply tender in ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’.
Also available on BFI Player.
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