It's 1903, and the World's Fair is coming to St. Louis, causing great excitement for the Smiths and their four young daughters. Then, Mr. Smith is offered a position in New York City, causing some emotional complications. Daughter Esther (Garland) experiences some unfamiliar emotions of her own as she develops her first crush on the boy next door.
A lyrical, nostalgic Valentine to our country at the turn of the century, Director Minnelli brings his flair for color, costumes and setting to create a sumptuous visual treat. The film is extremely nice on the ears too, as young Judy (never more luminous) sings "The Trolley Song," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and more. A timeless treat for the whole family.