John truett meet me in st louis

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john truett meet me in st louis

Meet Me in St. Louis is the film on which director Vincente Minnelli and The number was sung by Judy Garland to John Truett following "The. Meet Me in St. Louis is a American Technicolor musical film made by On Halloween, Tootie returns home injured, claiming that John Truett attacked her. Meet Me in St. Louis is a musical film about four sisters living in St. Louis at 4 Mr. Alonzo Smith; 5 Mrs. Anna Smith; 6 John Truett; 7 Others; 8 Dialogue.

Davenport, who is Dr.

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Meade from Gone with the Wind for most of us, gets to play much the same kind of man. Grandpa is a kind, wise old gent who also happens to have an acerbic wit.

john truett meet me in st louis

It turns out, alas, that he is little more than the average clueless dad with a bigger heart than he means to let on. Most of his choices, from taking a position in New York to deciding not to take it because his youngest daughter becomes a Christmas Jacobin in front of his eyes, are not motivated by anything more than the stereotype of the deadbeat dad. Our first interaction with Tootie comes when she climbs aboard a wagon and strikes up a conversation with the driver about her doll.

Both of them are dressed in those old-school creepy costumes which have, thank heavens, been mostly expunged from the typical wardrobe of costumes for little people. Tootie is particularly invested in helping the other children build a bonfire in the middle of what I assume is a regular city street.

john truett meet me in st louis

Seriously, did the adults just ignore the pre-looting behavior of their grade-school charges? She tells her family that her busted lip, an injury requiring stitches, came about because John Truett hit her. One blames her family in this case for not being slightly more skeptical. Tootie goes out on Christmas Eve and decapitates every snowman in the yard during a tantrum.

Tootie exists in this dizzying netherworld, living as the strange combination of a birth control ad and runaway from The Little Rascals. And yet the movie still attracted me; I blame the color blue. See the photo below as well, in a scene where the characters on screen are just as blue as their surroundings.

Like other Technicolor contemporaries from the first, lovely age of the technique, Meet Me in St. Smith, after he hangs up on a caller] You've just ruined Rose's chance to get married, that's all That was Warren Sheffield calling long-distance to propose.

Well, I'll bet there isn't another girl in St. Louis who's had a Yale man call her long-distance just to inquire about her health. Zing, zing, zing went my heartstrings, As we started for Huntingdon dell.

I've come here to ask you something What do you mean hitting a five-year-old child? The next time you want to hit somebody, pick on somebody your own size. If there's anything I hate, loathe, despise, and abominate, it's a bully. It's our last dance in St. I feel like I'm going to cry. New York is a wonderful town. Everybody dreams about going there. But we're luckier than lots of families because we're really going.

Wait until you see the fine home we're going to have and the loads and loads of friends we'll make.

Meet Me in St. Louis () - IMDb

But the main thing Tootie is that we're all going to be together just like we've always been. That's what really counts. We could be happy anywhere as long as we're together. Rose Smith[ edit ] My dear, when you get to be my age, you'll find out there are more important things in life than boys. People like us live in flats, hundreds of flats in one building.

But if you forgive me Mother, I'll never get drunk anymore. I'd rather be poor if we could only stay here. I'd rather go with the orphalins at the orphalins home. I've been waiting such a long time. And I haven't seen a thing. How will he know how to find us next year?

Tom Drake: John Truett

He's so used to coming here. Not everybody's going to New York. I'd rather kill them if we can't take them with us. Louis"] For heaven's sakes, stop that screeching!

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The fair won't open for seven months. That's all everybody sings about or talks about. I wish everybody would meet at the fair and leave me alone. Just when was I voted out of this family? Smith] Aren't you afraid to stay here alone with a criminal?

Meet Me in St. Louis Ending Scene - Judy Garland

That's what I'm being treated like. Why, we haven't even met his folks. Not a word of this to Papa. You know how he plagues the girls about their beaus. Roses are red John's name is Truett And we always knew it.

john truett meet me in st louis

They'll all be safe with me. I've got twelve guns in my room. A lie's a lie, and dressed in white don't help it.

Meet Me in St. Louis () - Tom Drake as John Truett - IMDb

Dialogue[ edit ] Esther: She may be loathe to say the things a girl's compelled to say to get a proposal out of a man. Personally, I wouldn't marry a man who proposed to me over an invention. She has four fatal diseases. And it only takes one.

john truett meet me in st louis

But she's gonna have a beautiful funeral in a cigar box my Papa gave me, all wrapped in silver paper. That's the way to go if you have to go.

Oh, she has to go. Louis] It's a grand old town. It isn't a town, Mr. It's the only city that has a world's fair. Wasn't I lucky to be born in my favorite city? I'm going to let John Truett kiss me tonight. Well, if we're going to get married, I may as well start it. Nice girls don't let men kiss them until after they're engaged. Men don't want the bloom rubbed off. Personally, I think I have too much bloom.

Maybe that's the trouble with me. Braukoff's face] I killed him. She killed him all alone.

john truett meet me in st louis

Hey, wait a minute. Tootie killed the Braukoffs single-handed. She's the bravest of them all! Yeah, Tootie's the most horrible!