U.S., 1944, 113 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Vincente Minnelli, Not Rated
“A musical that even the deaf should enjoy.” —James Agee, Time Magazine
“And there’s the sublime Minnellian spectacle of Judy Garland singing ... A great film.” —Dave Kehr, Time Magazine
Four seasons in the six-person Smith clan pass in day-to-day joy and tribulation — from summer 1903 up to the opening of the 1904 World’s Fair. But teen romances and a dream existence (in the Vincente Minnelli-crafted turn-of-the-century home) are threatened when Mr. Smith announces the family’s imminent move from St. Louis to New York City. The film’s timeless score includes “The Trolley Song,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” and The Boy Next Door.” And its justly celebrated cast is topped by eight-year-old Margaret O’Brien and the amazing Judy Garland.
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