Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 13, 2011
- Originally Released: 1944
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Introduction by Liza Minelli
- Audio commentary by Garland Biographer John Fricke with Margaret O'Brien, Composer Hugh Martin, Screenwriter Irving Brecher and Barbara Freed-Saltzman
- Lux radio theater broadcast (Audio only)
- Music-only audio track
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
- DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 10/19/1994
"...Garland is stunning as the girl in love with the boy next door..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/09/2004
"[Garland is] beautifully made-up and costumed, subtle for once, and often very funny."
Premiere - 05/01/2004
"The ultimate family musical, full of laughs and heartbreaks and scares..."
Uncut - 07/01/2004
"One of the great musicals; and as a movie about childhood, it's up there with THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER..."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2004
"[A] Technicolor marvel....The film's warmth comes from its depictions of the minutiae of everyday family life..."
Total Film - 01/01/2012
5 stars out of 5 -- "A poignant Judy Garland blazes like a bauble singing 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' in MGM's first musical to interweave songs and plot."
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS is a captivating musical about a St. Louis family at the time of the 1903 World's Fair. Tunes include "Trolley Song," "Boy Next Door," "Have Yourself a Merry Christmas," and others. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Screenplay, Best Song ("The Trolley Song").
Vincente Minnelli's classic romantic musical about a St. Louis family at the turn of the century. As the two oldest girls fret about boys and love, a darker, more serious cloud appears on the horizon: their father has been offered a job in New York City -- just as the World's Fair is coming to town and making St. Louis the "center of the world". Will they have to leave the home and town they love -- and their new boyfriends'
Essential Cinema |
- MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1994.
- The inspiration for MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, Sally Smith Benson's childhood home, was demolished in December 1994, after falling into decay. Five hundred bricks were saved from the site.
- Color by Technicolor.