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The Band Wagon

The Band Wagon(1953)

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Brief Synopsis

A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.

Cast & Crew

Fred Astaire Tony Hunter
Cyd Charisse Gabrielle Gerard
Oscar Levant Lester Marton
Nanette Fabray Lily Marton
Jack Buchanan Jeffrey Cordova
James Mitchell Paul Byrd
Robert Gist Hal Benton
Thurston Hall Col. Tripp
Ava Gardner Herself
Leroy Daniels Shoe shine boy
Dee Turnell Girl in troupe
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MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 9 Jul 1953
Release Date:  1953 Production Date:  AFI Library; EB; Paige
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Loew's Inc.
Sound:  Mono )Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
Duration(mins):  111-12 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  10,074    
Duration(reels):  13    

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  • I couldn't believe it

    Donna 2014-04-18

    Fred Astaire is my all time favorite dancer but I never thought I would see him in a dud of a movie such as this. Although Fred's dancing was... MORE>

  • The Band Wagon

    Rigo 2013-03-16

    In my opinion The Band Wagon is the best musical ever made. Fred Astair and Cyd Charisse are wonderful in the beautiful "Dancing In The Dark." ... MORE>

  • Such a let down

    Jezebelle 2012-09-16

    This movie jumps to the top of my "Do not recommend/ever watch again" list. Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse had NO chemistry. The story line could... MORE>