Starring:  Judy Garland (Esther Smith), Lucille Bremer (Rose Smith), Margaret O’Brien (Tootie), Tom Drake (John Truitt), Mary Astor (Mama), and Leon Ames (Papa)

This is the story of the Smith family living in turn of the century St. Louis, against the backdrop of the World’s Fair. 

This film offers a year-long look, (via some great Currier and Ives®, scenery, and an unforgettable and sing-able score, including: “The Trolley Song”, “The Boy Next Door”, and “Meet Me in St. Louis),   at the lives and growing pains of the Smith sisters, as they navigate their way through first loves, and the prospect of moving to Manhattan.  

This film is great for group discussions of all ages and many different stages. It deals with some serious themes with great sweetness.

Enjoy these themes, as you, your clients, and intergenerational family members, explore the joy, sadness, and change in family life, with the Smith family in Meet Me in St. Louis.

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