Synopsis & Film Details
This 1944 musical romance stars Judy Garland. The movie, set in the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, tells the story of the four well-to-do Smith daughters, who learn lessons of life and love as they reluctantly prepare for a move to New York with their parents. Garland plays 17-year-old Esther, who falls in love with the boy next door. She debuted the standards “The Trolley Song” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” which both became international hit songs after the film’s release. Co-starring Mary Astor, Tom Drake, Lucille Bremer, Marjorie Main, and child actor Margaret O’Brien, who won a Juvenile Oscar in her role as “Tootie,” the youngest sister. Directed by Vincente Minnelli.