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The Band Wagon
7.7 Rating
(84 ratings)
7.6 IMDB rating

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Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire

Tony Hunter
Cyd Charisse

Cyd Charisse

Gabrielle Gerard
Oscar Levant

Oscar Levant

Lester Marton
Nanette Fabray

Nanette Fabray

Lily Marton
Jack Buchanan

Jack Buchanan

Jeffrey Cordova
James Mitchell

James Mitchell

Paul Byrd
Fred Aldrich

Fred Aldrich

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Triplets - Fred Astaire, Nanette Fabray, Jack Buchanan

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Fred Astaire - I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan

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Band Wagon - Dancing In The Dark de MGM Studio

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Shine on Your Shoes...

2 years, 6 months ago at Feb 11 1:34
3 votes
Edging into the mid-1950's, the traditional Hollywood musical was starting to lose its economic viability as more Americans stayed at home and watched television as opposed to going to the movies. For this I believe The Band Wagon is the final master-work to come out of the Arthur Freed unit as MGM, as well one of the greatest film musicals of all time.

Like any great musical, it g... read more

The Band Wagon

7 months, 3 weeks ago at Jan 13 22:23
3 votes
If I could make one change in a movie and knew that it would improve it ten-fold it would be this: switching out Cyd Charisse with a different actress in the role. Someone who could stand-up to Fred Astaire and challenge his role as THE star of his films and provide a better sparring partner. Ginger Rogers, Judy Garland and Rita Hayworth are three women who spring to mind as actresses who could ke... read more
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Description: The Band Wagon (1953) marked the culmination of a series of near-autobiographical pictures Fred Astaire made for MGM following his return from premature retirement in the late '40s. Astaire plays Tony Hunter, a fading film star (his big hit: Flying Down to Panama) who decides to return to his former glory, the Broadway stage. (In 1931 ... (more)
Release date: 7 August 1953
UPC: 012569698420
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“If I could make one change in a movie and knew that it would improve it ten-fold it would be this: switching out Cyd Charisse with a different actress in the role. Someone who could stand-up to Fred Astaire and challenge his role as THE star of his films and provide a better sparring partner. Ginger Rogers, Judy Garland and Rita Hayworth are three women who spring to mind as actresses who could keep up with Astaire in performing every step of the way, matching his skills or giving his persona a new ripple by their presence. Charisse is lovely to look at, magnetic when dancing, but a lead balloon when it comes to emoting and carrying a dramatic scene. And this one element is the one thing that I can point towards as what kept from enjoying The Band Wagon more, because aside from this lone e” read more

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