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Judy Garland start in this timeless tale of family, captured with warmth and emotion by director, Vincente Minnelli.

Judy Garland start in this timeless tale of family, captured with warmth and emotion by director, Vincente Minnelli.

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Judy Garland stars in Vincente Minnelli's classic musical following the middle-class Smith family in the lead up to the 1904 World's Fair hosted in St Louis. Esther (Garland), the second eldest daughter of Alonzo (Leon Ames) and Anna Smith (Mary Astor), falls for her new next door neighbour, John Truitt (Tom Drake), and initially has difficulty winning his affections. When their romance begins to blossom, however, Esther learns that Alonzo's employer is transferring him to New York where he plans to move the family. It soon becomes clear how much the move will affect his four daughters and son, Lon Jr. (Hank Daniels), and, what's more, it means they will miss the World's Fair. The film includes the songs 'Meet Me in St. Louis', 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' and 'The Trolley Song'.

Special Features

  • Introduction by Liza Minnelli
  • Music-only audio track
  • Trailer
  • Audio commentary by Garland biographer, John Fricke, with Margaret O'Brien, composer Hugh Martin, screenwriter Irving Brecher, and Barbara Freed-Saltzman
  • The Making of an American Classic - documentary
  • Skip to my Lou - vintage short

Judy Garland stars in Vincente Minnelli's classic musical following the middle-class Smith family in the lead up to the 1904 World's Fair hosted in St Louis. Esther (Garland), the second eldest daughter of Alonzo (Leon Ames) and Anna Smith (Mary Astor), falls for her new next door neighbour, John Truitt (Tom Drake), and initially has difficulty winning his affections. When their romance begins to blossom, however, Esther learns that Alonzo's employer is transferring him to New York where he plans to move the family. It soon becomes clear how much the move will affect his four daughters and son, Lon Jr. (Hank Daniels), and, what's more, it means they will miss the World's Fair. The film includes the songs 'Meet Me in St. Louis', 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' and 'The Trolley Song'.

Special Features

  • Introduction by Liza Minnelli
  • Music-only audio track
  • Trailer
  • Audio commentary by Garland biographer, John Fricke, with Margaret O'Brien, composer Hugh Martin, screenwriter Irving Brecher, and Barbara Freed-Saltzman
  • The Making of an American Classic - documentary
  • Skip to my Lou - vintage short

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 7321900567237
Catalogue Number D056723
Subtitle a film by Vincente Minnelli
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1944
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Warner Home Video
Countries US
Aspect ratio 1.37:1 regular
Colour Colour
Sound 5.1 Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Croatian, Slovenian, Greek, Hungarian, Turkish, Czech, Arabic, Romanian, Dutch
Language(s) English
Running time 108 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate U

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