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The Band Wagon (I Love Louisa) (1953)

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Starring (View all)
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
Robert Gist Robert Gist
Hal Benton
India Adams India Adams
Gabrielle Gerard

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Betty Comden Betty Comden
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Fred Astaire 1953!

6 years, 10 months ago at Feb 11 1:34
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The Band Wagon is the film Fred Astaire’s career was culminating to: his best film in my view. Like Ninotchka with Greta Garbo or A Star Is Born with Judy Garland, this was the role he was born to play; one catered to his on-screen persona. Fred Astaire is Tony Hunter! An ageing hoofer who no longer is the star he once was. The Band Wagon contains little references to Astaire’s past: from Bill... read more

The Band Wagon

4 years, 11 months ago at Jan 13 22:23
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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, 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... 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, Astaire had starred on Broadway with sister Adele in The Band Wagon, a revue that lent some of its songs to this film.) His playwright-songwriter friends (Nanette Fabray and Oscar Levant) hook him up with Broadway's hottest director, Jeffrey Cordova (a nicely hammy Jack Buchanan), who proves that ... (more)
Release date: 7 August 1953
UPC: 012569698420
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