Big screen classics

Meet Me in St Louis

Minnelli’s evergreen musical chronicles a year in the life of a St Louis family about to move to New York.

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USA 1944
Dir Vincente Minnelli
With Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor, Leon Ames
Certificate U

Four acts chronicle the seasons of 1903-04 as experienced by a St Louis family about to relocate to New York. Minnelli’s warm, witty musical is imbued with a nostalgia for simpler times; to the young members of the family, reluctant to leave behind their home and friends, a last Christmas there doesn’t seem such a merry prospect after all.

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