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Associate Producer/Music (Uncredited)/Musical Adaptation - Roger Edens
Art Directors - Lemuel Ayers, Cedric Gibbons and Jack Martin Smith
Costume Designer - Irene Scharaff
Makeup Creator - Jack Dawn
Director of Photography - George J. Folsey
Dance Director - Charles Walters
Songs & Lyrics - Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
Film Editor - Albert Akst
Music (Uncredited)/Orchestrator - Conrad Salinger
1945 Academy Awards
Juvenile Award - Margaret O'Brien (Won)
Best Writing, Screenplay - Irving Brecher and Fred F. Finklehoffe (Nominated)
Best Cinematography, Color - George J. Folsey (Nominated)
Best Music, Scoring of a
Motion Picture - George Stoll (Nominated)
Best Music, Original Song
"The Trolley Song" - Ralph Martin and Hugh Blaine (Nominated)
A charming and entertaining vintage musical for a film of its age, hasn't lessened a bit since its release in 1944. MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS was produced when war was nearing its end and probably a huge step-up to those old time MGM musicals that were on a successful period around the 40s and early 50s. The movie of this direction was all thanks to producer Arthur Freed and director Vincente Minnelli who both made this as a more sincere effort for its main star Judy Garland who used to play a country girl out of Kansas City in THE WIZARD OF OZ (click here). She has matured since then and plays her part as the leading lady well, adding a refined elegance to the film. I'm still not a huge fan of her other talents including her music. The movie does have its magical moments with such songs, as the catchy melody of the "Trolley Song" and the melancholy "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" - have remained as timeless and remembered tunes in history.
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS is probably not a favourite movie of mine, but it's a great musical that I must see again. Who knows, maybe in the future you might like to see its cinematic version or if you prefer a live stage production of the film adaptation.