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Holiday Films: Meet Me in St. Louis

December 9, 2012

Program Locations:

Mid-Manhattan Library
For all ages

Please join us at 2pm on 12/9 for a screening of Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), directed by Vincente Minnelli with a run time of 113 minutes.

The Holiday Film Series runs the entire month of December on Sunday starting at 2pm on the 6th floor of the Mid-Manhattan Library. The screening is free, and all are welcome.  Please keep in mind that this event is first come, first served.

December 9 at 2pm: Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, 113 min)

Meet Me in St. Louis is a 1944 film musical from MGM, which tells the story of The Smiths, an American family living in St. Louis at the time of the World's Fair in 1904. The four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. The film stars Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake, Leon Ames, Marjorie Main, June Lockhart, and Joan Carroll.  The movie was adapted by Irving Brecher and Fred F. Finklehoffe from a series of short stories by Sally Benson, originally published in The New Yorker, and later in the novel 5135 Kensington. The film was directed by Vincente Minnelli, who met Garland on set, and later married her.