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Actors: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, The Vitaphone Kiddies, Mary Jane Gumm, Virginia Gumm Director: Roy Mack Rating: Unrated Features: Full Screen, DTS Surround Sound, DVD, Original recording remastered, Subtitled, Color, Special Edition, NTSC Number of Discs: 2 Running Time: 113 minutes Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1 Release Date: April 6, 2004 Theatrical Release Date: 1945-01 Studio: Warner Home Video
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St. Louis 1903. The well-off Smith family has four beautiful daughters, including Esther and little Tootie. 17-year old Esther has fallen in love with the boy next door who has just moved in, John. He however, barely notices her at first. The family is shocked when Mr. Smith reveals that he has been transfered to a nice position in New York, which means that the family has to leave St. Louis and the St. Louis Fair.
One of the finest American musicals, this 1944 film by Vincente Minnelli is an intentionally self-contained story set in 1903, in which a happy St. Louis family is shaken to their roots by the prospect of moving to New York, where the father has a better job pending. Judy Garland heads the cast in what amounts to a splendid, end-of-an-era story that nicely rhymes with the onset of the 20th century. The film is extraordinarily alive, the characters strong, and the musical numbers are so splendidly part of the storytelling that you don't feel the film has stopped for an interlude. --Tom Keogh