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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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Additional Details

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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  • The Band Wagon

    Michael Whitty 2016-11-30

    A slick and colorful musical as Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse light up the screen with impressive dance numbers. British star Jack Buchanen has some fun... MORE>

  • A Whitman's Sampler of a movie

    Ted 2016-02-18

    The good-bad dichotomies in these reviews are amazing. I think (thought?) this film had something for everyone. Certainly for me it is like looking at an... MORE>

  • 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>