Meet Me in St. Louis script
Synopsis: "Meet Me in St. Louis" is a classic MGM romantic musical comedy that focuses on four sisters (one of whom is the nonpareil Judy Garland) on the cusp of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. The film spotlights the sisters' education in the ways of the world, which includes, but isn't limited to, learning about life and love, courtesy of the prototypical boy next door. In the end, love -- accompanied by song, dance and period costumes, all in glorious Technicolor -- conquers all.

" MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS,

LOUIS "

" MEET ME AT THE FAIR "

" DON'T TELL ME

THE LIGHTS ARE SHINING "

" ANYPLACE BUT THERE "

" WE WILL DANCE

THE HOOTCHIE-KOOTCHIE "

" I WILL BE

YOUR TOOTSIE-WOOTSIE "

" IF YOU WILL MEET ME

IN ST. LOUIS, LOUIS "

" MEET ME AT THE FAIR ""

[HORN HONKS]

BEST KETCHUP:

WE EVER MADE, KATIE.

TOO SWEET.

MR. SMITH LIKES IT

ON THE SWEET SIDE.

ALL MEN LIKE IT:

ON THE SWEET SIDE.

TOO SWEET,

MRS. SMITH.

HELLO.

TOO FLAT.

YOU CAN ADD SPICE,

BUT YOU CAN'T TAKE

IT OUT.

THIS CAME FOR YOU.

DID YOU:

GET EVERYTHING?

EVERYTHING.

IT'S MY

PRINCETON CATALOGUE.

I'VE BEEN

WAITING FOR THIS.

MAMA, YOU SHOULD'VE

TAKEN A SWIM WITH ME.

THAT'S ALL

I HAVE TO DO.

DON'T TRACK UP

THE FLOOR, NOW.

I WON'T.

" OH, MEET ME

IN ST. LOUIS, LOUIS "

" MEET ME AT THE-- "

AH-CHOO!

" DON'T TELL ME

THE LIGHTS ARE SHINING "

" ANYPLACE BUT THERE "

" WE WILL DANCE

THE HOOTCHIE-KOOTCHIE "

" I WILL BE

YOUR TOOTSIE-WOOTSIE "

" MEET ME

IN ST. LOUIS, LOUIS-- "

" MEET ME

IN ST. LOUIS, LOUIS "

I'LL BE OUT

IN A MINUTE, AGNES.

ALL RIGHT,

GRANDPA.

" MEET ME AT THE FAIR "

" DON'T TELL ME

THE LIGHTS ARE SHINING "

" ANYPLACE BUT THERE "

" WE'LL KOOTCHIE

KOOTCHIE KOOTCHIE "

" WE'LL BE

A TOOTSIE-WOOTSIE "

" IF YOU WILL MEET ME

IN ST. LOUIS, LOUIS "

" MEET ME IN THE FAIR "

" LA LA LA LA LA

LA LA LA LA "

" LA LA LA LA LA LA,

LOUIS "

" TA TA TA TA

TA TA TA TA "

" LA LA LA

LA LA LA LA LA "

" ANYPLACE BUT THERE "

" LA LA LA LA

LA LA LA "

" I WILL BE

YOUR TOOTSIE-WOOTSIE "

" IF YOU WILL MEET ME

IN ST. LOUIS, LOUIS "

" MEET ME AT "

" THE FAIR ""

THAT WAS:

A GOOD RIDE.

SO LONG, ESTHER.

WE'LL SEE YOU LATER.

BYE.

IT CERTAINLY WAS HOT

ON THE TENNIS COURT.

ENTIRELY TOO HOT,

IF YOU ASK ME.

DON'T FORGET

TO WASH YOUR HAIR.

NO, I WON'T.

ROSE IS BRINGING

SHAMPOO FROM DOWNTOWN.

TOO SOUR?

JUST WHAT:

I TOLD KATIE.

[WHISPERING]

WOULD IT START:

A REVOLUTION:

IF DINNER WAS:

AN HOUR EARLY:

TONIGHT?

MR. SMITH HATES

EATING EARLY:

ON HOT DAYS.

IT GIVES YOU MORE

TIME TO DIGEST FOOD

BEFORE RETIRING.

I'M DUE

AT MY SISTER'S

HOUSE AT 7:
00.

SOMETHING WRONG:

AT YOUR SISTER'S?

HAVING TROUBLE:

WITH HER HUSBAND--

HIM BEING A MAN.

FINE, BUT YOU'LL

HAVE TO EXPLAIN IT

TO MR. SMITH.

HE WON'T MIND,

SEEING HOW TONIGHT'S

CORNED BEEF NIGHT.

IS IT ALL RIGHT?

YES, BUT I HAD

TO TELL LIES.

WELL, THEY'RE

ONLY WHITE LIES.

DRESSING THEM IN WHITE

DON'T HELP.

IF IT'S NOT

ASKING TOO--

WHY WAS I LYING:

THIS TIME?

WHY MUST WE:

HAVE DINNER EARLY?

BECAUSE ROSE:

IS EXPECTING--

DON'T BLAME

YOUR SISTER.

BLAME HER? WE'RE

DOING THIS FOR HER.

YOU KNOW:

ROSE'S PROBLEM.

WARREN SHEFFIELD'S

WRITTEN FOR SIX MONTHS

WITHOUT ONE WORD THAT

SMELLS LIKE A PROPOSAL.

WHAT'S THAT GOT

TO DO WITH DINNER?

WARREN SHEFFIELD

IS TELEPHONING ROSE

LONG DISTANCE:

AT HALF PAST 6:
00.

LONG DISTANCE?

YES, FROM

NEW YORK CITY.

IF THE FAMILY'S

SITTING HERE,

SHE'LL BE LOATH TO SAY

WHAT SHE'S COMPELLED TO

TO GET A PROPOSAL

OUT OF A MAN--

IF THE MAN,

UNFORTUNATELY,

IS WARREN SHEFFIELD.

I WOULDN'T

MARRY A MAN:

WHO PROPOSED:

OVER AN INVENTION.

WE CAN'T BE

TOO PARTICULAR.

ALTHOUGH:

WE LOVE ROSE,

THE BRUTAL FACT:

IS THAT...

WELL, SHE ISN'T

GETTING ANY YOUNGER.

[CHILDREN]

HELLO, ROSE.

THERE'S THE POOR

OLD MAID NOW.

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Irving Brecher

Irving S. Brecher (January 17, 1914 – November 17, 2008) was a screenwriter who wrote for the Marx Brothers among many others; he was the only writer to get sole credit on a Marx Brothers film, penning the screenplays for At the Circus (1939) and Go West (1940). He was also one of the numerous uncredited writers on the screenplay of The Wizard of Oz (1939). Some of his other screenplays were Shadow of the Thin Man (1941), Ziegfeld Follies (1946) and Bye Bye Birdie (1963). more…

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