Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Meet Me in St. Louis

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From this Saturday at 2am Eastern, that’s 8pm Saturday in NZ, 6pm in Sydney and 7am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movie Meet Me in St. Louis from 1944.
Meet Me in St. Louis is a 1944 American Technicolor musical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Divided into a series of seasonal vignettes, starting with Summer 1903, it relates the story of a year in the life of the Smith family in St. Louis, leading up to the opening of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (more commonly referred to as the World's Fair) in the spring of 1904.
The film stars Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake, Leon Ames, Marjorie Main, June Lockhart, and Joan Carroll.
The film was adapted by Irving Brecher and Fred F. Finklehoffe from a series of short stories by Sally Benson, originally published in The New Yorker magazine under the title "5135 Kensington", and later in novel form as Meet Me in St. Louis.
The film was directed by Vincente Minnelli, who met Garland on the set and later married her.
A major success with both critics and audiences, Meet Me in St. Louis was the second-highest grossing picture of 1944, only behind Going My Way, and was also MGM's most successful musical of the 1940s.
In 1994, the film was deemed "culturally significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
Garland debuted the standards "The Trolley Song", "The Boy Next Door", and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", all of which became hits after the film was released.
Arthur Freed, the producer of the film, also wrote and performed one of the songs.
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli.
Produced by: Arthur Freed.
Screenplay by: Irving Brecher and Fred F. Finklehoffe.
Based on: Meet Me in St. Louis: by Sally Benson.
Starring Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake and Marjorie Main.
Music by: George Stoll.
Cinematography: George J. Folsey.
Edited by: Albert Akst.
Production company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bros.
Distributed by: Loew's, Inc.
Release date: 22 November, 1944 (St. Louis) and 28 November, 1944 (United States).
Running time: 113 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $1,885,000,
Box office: $6,566,000 (original release). $12,800,000
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