The Band Wagon

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Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse headline this musical comedy about a Hollywood star who returns to the Broadway theater when no producer wants him for a movie. Egos clash between the movie star, his lithe ballerina co-star and their effete director—and... read more
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Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse headline this musical comedy about a Hollywood star who returns to the Broadway theater when no producer wants him for a movie. Egos clash between the movie star, his lithe ballerina co-star and their effete director—and the show bombs in out-of-town tryouts. But the initial failure convinces the stars to work together, re-creating the musical to entertain their audience rather than satisfy their own artistic desires...and they produce a Broadway hit. Featuring classic songs, including "Dancing in the Dark," and directed by Oscar-winner Vincente Minnelli (Gigi, Meet Me in St. Louis), The Band Wagon was selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 best American films of all time and has been inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.  

Original Release

08/07/1953

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Cast

Cyd Charisse Gabrielle Gerard
Fred Astaire Tony Hunter
Nanette Fabray Lily Marton
Oscar Levant Lester Marton
Jack Buchanan Jeffrey Cordova
James Mitchell Paul Byrd
Robert Gist Hal Benton
Don Beddoe Producer
Steve Forrest Passenger on Train
Ava Gardner Ava Gardner
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Vincente Minnelli

Writers

Norman Corwin, Alan Jay Lerner, Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Cast

Cyd Charisse Gabrielle Gerard
Fred Astaire Tony Hunter
Nanette Fabray Lily Marton
Oscar Levant Lester Marton
Jack Buchanan Jeffrey Cordova
James Mitchell Paul Byrd
Robert Gist Hal Benton
Don Beddoe Producer
Steve Forrest Passenger on Train
Ava Gardner Ava Gardner
Bess Flowers Extra in Girl Hunt Ballet
India Adams Gabrielle Gerard
Douglas Fowley Auctioneer
Thurston Hall Colonel Tripp
Frank McLure Investor
Julie Newmar Chorine in Girl Hunt Ballet
Henry Coden Orchestra Leader
Fred Aldrich Hot Dog Vendor
Richard Alexander Stagehand
Ernest Anderson Train Porter

Producers

Editors

Albert Akst, George White

1954 Oscar Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Nominated
1954 Oscar Best Costume Design, Color Nominated
1954 Oscar Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Nominated
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