Meet Me In St. Louis

Meet Me In St. Louis
The World’s Fair is coming to St. Louis and no one is more excited than Esther, Rose, Agnes and Tootie Smith, four sisters who live in the affluent part of town. But their dreams and expectations come crashing down when their father announces he’s uprooting the family to New York City. Here are few movie mistakes to look for while watching “Meet Me In St. Louis”.

∙ In the close-up of Esther while she’s watching John Truett from the front porch, she’s holding onto one of the pink roses with her left hand. The scene cuts to a wider view of her and Rose looking at him, and both hands are on the porch railing.

∙ Esther is getting ready for the party. She dashes out of her room and stops at the top of the stairs. The pendulum in the grandfather clock is shown moving back and forth. But, when it cuts to a view of Esther walking down the steps, the pendulum is no longer moving.

∙ Tootie and Agnes are caught watching the party from the stairs. When they’re pointed out, Tootie drops her right arm over the bannister and looks at Agnes. Esther calls them and the close-up of the girls shows Tootie dropping her arm and looking at Agnes again.

∙ Esther and Tootie are singing the “Under the Bamboo Tree” song. Tootie is wearing pink bedroom slippers during the first part of the number. But, when they grab the hats and canes, Tootie’s shoes are now blue.

∙ During Halloween, Tootie volunteers to go the Braukoff house. The front view of her when she says “No, I got my own flour”, shows her holding the top of the brown paper bag with her right hand. It cuts to a wider view when she turns and she’s holding the bottom of the bag with her right hand with her left hand over it.

“Meet Me In St. Louis” (1944) stars Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Leon Ames, Tom Drake, Marjorie Main, and Joan Carroll. It runs 113 minutes and is Unrated.

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