Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Meet Me In St. Louis
basketball. He was at basketball practice the night he needed to pick up his tuxedo for the dance. And it closed before he could pick up.
|What was Esther's excuse for John Truitt to accompany her through the house to turn off the lights?||Meet Me in St. Louis
money. Rose says she loathes, hates and abominates money. And her father replied that she also spends it. Esther said she loathes, hates and abominates bullies when she beat John up.
raisins. Esther had deliberately hid John's hat so that it would delay him and it would give her a chance to try to make him kiss her.
|What was the name of the dance Esther and Tootie did at Lonni's going away party?||Meet Me in St. Louis
Rose was expecting a long distance call. Rose was expecting a call from Warren in New York. They all thought that he was going to propose to her so they didn't want her father in the house while the call came through.
|Ok, the Smith Family has had a lot of ups and downs. Esther and the boy next door are in love, Rose and Warren are engaged, and the family is staying in St. Louis. Where is the family at the end of the movie?||Meet Me In St. Louis
At The St. Louis World's Fair. The whole Smith Family and the people they love made it to the fair! It is a warm wonderful ending, filled with fireworks, song and romance. Ain't love grand?
|What song does Esther sing to Tutti, that causes Tutti to burst into tears and smash her snow people?||Meet Me In St. Louis
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. When Esther gets home from the dance, she finds Tutti awake and looking out her bedroom window. She is looking at the snow people she built in the yard. Esther is trying to tell her how wonderful their new life will be, and that as long as they have each other they will always be happy. Esther sings Tutti a song but it becomes very melencholy. Tutti becomes upset and runs outside and smashes her snow people. Papa sees this and feels horrible. He wakes everyone up and announces to his family that they will not move after all!
Grandpa. Grandpa can hear Esther crying through her bedroom wall. He offers to escort her, so she can go to the last dance they will attend in St. Louis. Every time I watch this movie I wonder why he didn't just offer to loan John his tux? That would have made Esther REALLY happy!
The tailors was closed before he could pick up his tux. John tells Esther right before the dance, that he did not get to the tailors in time to pick up his tux. The shop is closed and John has no way of finding the tailor, Esther tearfully accepts his apology.
|The Christmas dance is approaching and Rose does not have an escort. Who ends up taking Rose to the Christmas dance?||Meet Me In St. Louis
Lon. Lon is also without an escort; his New York sweetheart, Lucille, is going to attend the dance with Warren Sheffield. Rose and Lon decide to attend together, after Esther says that she will not attend the dance with John unless Rose and Lon attend together.
|When Papa Smith comes home Halloween night, he announces to the family that he has accepted a new position with his firm. That means the whole family is moving! Where is the family moving to?||Meet Me In St. Louis
New York City . Papa tells the Smith family they are moving to New York City; everyone is distraught at leaving their beloved St. Louis! Papa's feelings are hurt because he thought he was just doing what was best for his family. The family ends up having a sing along and all is well, even though hearts are still heavy at the prospect of moving away.
|On Halloween night Tutti and Agnes, the two youngest sisters, pull a trick. While trying to keep out of trouble Tutti accuses the boy next door of beating her up. What is the trick that causes such a commotion?||Meet Me In St. Louis
Stuffing a dress and putting it on the trolley track. John was only trying to hide the girls, so they wouldn't get caught by the policeman. Poor John! After hearing Tutti's crazy story, Esther goes next door and beats John up! All turns out right though; John and Esther share their first kiss that night! Sweet ain't it?
At Lon's going away party. Esther tries in vain to catch John's attention across the lawn, but then decides meeting across the lawn would be too "ordinary". To help Esther out, Rose makes up her mind to have their brother, Alonzo or "Lon", invite him to his going away to college party.
|In the begining of the movie Momma and Katie are in the Smith kitchen cooking somthing; what is it?||Meet Me In St. Louis
Ketchup . Can you imagine having homemade catsup! Momma and Katie keep having a disagreement throughout the process about how sweet it should be. Everyone in the family has his or her opinion! They even put the catsup in little bottles. How charming!
outdoor electricity. All of the buildings at the fair light up and this scene is actually historically correct as outdoor electricity was introduced at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904. In the end of the movie, all of the Smiths are happy - Rose and Warren are together, Esther and John are engaged, Lucille and Lon are an item, and the entire family is staying in St. Louis.
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No. Father sees how upset the family about the prospects of moving and decides his job is not more important than the happiness of his family. Just as he announces this decision to the family on Christmas Eve, Warren rushes in and asks Rose to marry him.
|After the dance, Esther sings, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" to Tootie, who is sad about moving. Crying, Tootie races out of her bedroom. Where does she go?||"Meet Me In St. Louis" with Judy Garland
Backyard. Tootie destroys the snowmen the family had made earlier that day. She is convinced that they will never be able to build snowmen again in New York, especially if they live in an apartment. Esther comforts her, telling her there will be lots of good times in New York as long as they are together as a family.
he doesn't have his tuxedo. Esther is devastated to find out that John played basketball all afternoon and when he went to pick up his tuxedo, the shop was closed. Grandpa overhears Esther crying and offers to escort Esther to her last dance in St. Louis. She graciously accepts and tries to enjoy her evening in spite of her broken heart over not attending with John.
|In preparation for the Christmas Ball, Rose tells Esther that they need every ounce of allure to win all the men away from Lucille Ballard. What must Esther wear to help give her more allure?||"Meet Me In St. Louis" with Judy Garland
corset. Rose bets that no New York girl would dare leave the house without a corset on, including Lucille Ballard. Lon is in love with Lucille, who is attending the ball with Rose's beloved, Warren. The Smith sisters are determined to take revenge on Lucille for the heartache she has caused Rose and Lon. This is the first time Esther has had to wear a corset and although it does wonders for her figure, it is so tight, she isn't sure how she will get through the night without fainting. The girls look smashing in their dresses and plan to keep their dance cards full all night.
Cake and ice cream. Everyone is sitting around enjoying cake and ice cream when Father announces that they are moving to New York. After that, they all seem to lose their appetite and Esther and Rose leave the room crying. Tootie is more concerned about digging up her dolls which she buried in the backyard before they move to New York. Everyone is upset that they will miss the Fair.
hat and cane. Esther helps Tootie find a small hat that will fit her among the collection they have from their male party guests. Rose plays the piano while the two sing, "Under the Bamboo Tree". Tootie also sings an off-colored song to the guests which everyone finds adorable, except for her older sisters. She sings, "I was drunk last night, dear mother. I was drunk the night before. And if you'll forgive me, dear mother, I'll never get drunk anymore." A naughty song for 1904!
hats. He has a hat on in almost every scene. His collection includes a fez with a tassel and a beanie!
spank her. Tootie left her roller skate at the top of the stairs. When Father comes down to dinner, you hear him tumble all the way down. Tootie is already seated at the dinner table and he places the skate in front of her and says, "Tootie, remind me to spank you later."
Lon, Rose, Esther, Agnes, Tootie. Lon was in college, Rose and Esther were both interested in finding a suitable boy to marry, Agnes was a tomboy and Tootie was the youngest. Tootie loved playing with her dolls and giving them tragic, romantic illnesses. In the beginning of the movie, she tells Mr. Neely, the ice delivery man, that one of her dolls has four fatal diseases, to which he responds, "...and it only takes one."