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Meet Me in St. Louis

1945

Victor Heerman and Sarah Y. Mason, who won Oscars® for their 1933 version of LITTLE WOMEN, and William Ludwig worked on early drafts of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1945), which included a kidnapping/blackmail plot line. Judy Garland was reluctant to return to teenage parts after successful appearances in adult roles in FOR ME AND MY GAL (1942) and PRESENTING LILY MARS (1943), so she had to be persuaded by studio head Louis B. Mayer and director Vincente Minelli, who became her husband soon after production was completed… Learn more at the AFI Catalog  

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