Meet Me in St. Louis

Continuity mistake: The levels of soup in people's bowls change during the dinner scene at the beginning.

Audio problem: After Tootie sings 'I Was Drunk Last Night' you see a far away shot where Esther grabs her leg and says 'Tootie you very ba..' Cut to the close up where she repeats 'Tootie you very bad'

Continuity mistake: When Esther comes down the side stairway to attend the party for her brother Lon, the grandfather clock is seen merrily ticking away. Yet when the camera angle changes to show her coming down the main stairway, the clock's pendulum is at a standstill.

Continuity mistake: In the party scene where Tootis sings her sleeve is up. When Lon pulls her onto his lap the sleeve is down, but then when she gets off his lap, the sleeve is back up again.


Factual error: There are mountains in the background in several of the scenes, but there aren't actually any mountains in or near St Louis.

Continuity mistake: In the scene after the father has announced the move to New York he walks into the next room and the mother brings him a thin slice of cake. In the next shot, the slice of cake is much thicker.

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Continuity mistake: When Esther is singing boy next door, near the end of the song - after the small dance bit, she goes back to the window and puts her hand on the curtain. But in the close up her hand is in a different place.

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Continuity mistake: When Esther sits down after she has put on her corset for the Christmas Ball, Rose's hand goes from her stomach to the arm of the chair instantly - just when Esther says, "I don't think I can go through with it". (01:19:25)

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Factual error: When Judy Garland is walking around with the neighbor from next door turning down the gas lights throughout the house, the first gas chandelier in the living room that they turn off has a regular light bulb worked with a black plastic switch. (00:39:00)

Other mistake: At the beginning of the Halloween sequence Tootie and Agnes are in their bedroom on the 3rd storey. That same bedroom is across the hall from the bathroom on the 2nd floor in the Christmas sequence. Also when Grandpa looks out his window to see Esther returning from tennis he's looking out a window that would be looking to the side and back yard, not toward the street in front of the house.

Continuity mistake: When Rose and Esther are sitting on the porch watching John Truitt (near the beginning), Esther is sitting very close to the ivy plant and in a close up she is holding one of the flowers, but in the next shot she isn't holding one and is sitting further away. (00:07:10)

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'Tootie' Smith: Here comes the invalid. I have to have two kinds of ice cream. I'm recuperating.
Mrs. Anna Smith: If I ever catch you fibbing again like you did about John Truett, I'll give you something to recuperate about.

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Trivia: The address - 5135 Kensington Ave. - sung about by Judy Garland in "The Boy Next Door" was a real St. Louis address located near the World's Fair grounds. The house, torn down just a few years ago, was a row house, though, not the sprawling Victorian mansion shown in the film.

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Question: What is the name of the last song they dance to at the Christmas dance? I know I've heard it before, but I can't put a name on it.

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Chosen answer: Auld Lang Syne.


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