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Meet Me in St. Louis is a novel by Sally Benson. It is the basis for the film Meet Me in to be a pilot for a TV series, but no network picked it up. A Broadway musical based on the film was produced in , with additional songs. Meet Me in St. Louis is a musical film directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Tom Drake, Lucille Bremer, Leon. Meet Me in St. Louis is a American Technicolor musical film made by Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer. Divided into a series of seasonal vignettes, starting with.
Dinner is approaching, and by now everyone in the family knows about Warren's telephone call except for Mr. When he joins the family at the dinner table, everyone gulps down their food so they can leave before Warren calls.
Unfortunately, they are not fast enough, and the telephone rings. Smith answers, but is confused when the operators tell him that someone is calling from New York. He hangs up, and Esther accidentally tells him everything out of anger. He soon figures out that he was the only one who didn't know about the call, and tries to put his foot down, but when the phone rings again he tells Rose to answer it. Her phone call turns out to be less than successful, because he was only calling to ask how she was, and he said if his parents knew he was calling, they would kill him.
Katie tries to lighten the mood "Meet Me in St. A few months later, we are at Lon's going-away party, right before he leaves for Princeton. Warren tries to apologize to Rose, but she refuses to accept "Raving Beauty". At the party, Esther is formally introduced to John Truitt, pretending not to know who he is.
She takes his hat and hides it in the piano. Agnes and Tootie have crept to the landing to see what was going on, and after being caught, perform a dance they do with Esther "Under the Bamboo Tree". Afterwards the guests leave, but Esther asks John if he would like to come with them to the Fairgrounds on Friday. He agrees, and then she asks him if he will help her turn off the lights, because she's afraid of the dark "Over the Bannister". He leaves, leaving Esther slightly disappointed.
After they leave, Katie asks the older sisters why they won't go out to the Halloween Social. They both respond that men are too bothersome and they'd rather not. Katie gives them some advice "Touch of the Irish". Immediately following the number, a scream is heard offstage. Tootie comes in with a bloody lip, saying John Truitt hit her. When he comes by to ask if she's alright, Esther beats him up for hurting her little sister.
Agnes enters soon after, telling what happened. They stuffed one of Katie's dresses so it looked like a body, then put it on the trolley tracks so when the motorman had to put on the brakes, the trolley would come off the tracks.
Tootie then reveals that it was not John who hurt her, but she fell. Esther is ashamed and goes to apologize to John. Smith comes home and breaks the news to the family that they are moving to New York. He thought the family would be happy, but they all are shocked and upset. He tries to convince them that it will be fun, but it doesn't work "A Day in New York". They all exit, leaving Mr. Now it is winter and their last Christmas in St. Louis is fast approaching. Both Rose and Warren are left without dates.
Rose didn't respond to Warren's proposal to the dance, so he decided to go with Lucille Ballard who is Lon's girlfriend.
Esther and Katie persuade them to go with each other, and Rose and Esther make a plan to fill out Lucille's dance card with the worst people imaginable. But if you forgive me Mother, I'll never get drunk anymore. I'd rather be poor if we could only stay here. I'd rather go with the orphalins at the orphalins home.
I've been waiting such a long time. And I haven't seen a thing. How will he know how to find us next year? He's so used to coming here. Not everybody's going to New York.
I'd rather kill them if we can't take them with us. Louis"] For heaven's sakes, stop that screeching!
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The fair won't open for seven months. That's all everybody sings about or talks about. I wish everybody would meet at the fair and leave me alone.
Just when was I voted out of this family? Smith] Aren't you afraid to stay here alone with a criminal? That's what I'm being treated like. Why, we haven't even met his folks.
Not a word of this to Papa. You know how he plagues the girls about their beaus. Roses are red John's name is Truett And we always knew it. They'll all be safe with me. I've got twelve guns in my room.
A lie's a lie, and dressed in white don't help it.
Dialogue[ edit ] Esther: She may be loathe to say the things a girl's compelled to say to get a proposal out of a man. Personally, I wouldn't marry a man who proposed to me over an invention.
She has four fatal diseases. And it only takes one. But she's gonna have a beautiful funeral in a cigar box my Papa gave me, all wrapped in silver paper.
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That's the way to go if you have to go. Oh, she has to go. Louis] It's a grand old town. It isn't a town, Mr. It's the only city that has a world's fair. Wasn't I lucky to be born in my favorite city?
I'm going to let John Truett kiss me tonight. Well, if we're going to get married, I may as well start it. Nice girls don't let men kiss them until after they're engaged. Men don't want the bloom rubbed off. Personally, I think I have too much bloom. Maybe that's the trouble with me.
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Braukoff's face] I killed him. She killed him all alone. Hey, wait a minute. Tootie killed the Braukoffs single-handed. She's the bravest of them all! Yeah, Tootie's the most horrible! I'm the most horrible.
You've got a mighty strong grip for a boy. Here comes the invalid. I have to have two kinds of ice cream. If I ever catch you fibbing again like you did about John Truett, I'll give you something to recuperate about. I've got the future to think about. A future for all of us. I've got to worry about where's the money coming from. Lon in Princeton, and Rose going to college I hate, loathe, despise, and abominate money! You also spend it.
If there ever was a time we definitely needed every ounce of allure, it's tonight. If we're going to wreck Lucille Ballard's evening, we've simply got to be a sensation. Rose, don't you think I could be a sensation without the corset? You're competing with an Eastern girl. I'll wager Lucille Ballard doesn't make a move without a corset. Well, I certainly don't relish wearing this thing. But pride has come to the rescue. For tonight, I'll do anything. It'll be worth it.