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The Band Wagon

Original Theatrical Date: August 7, 1953

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.


Genre: Romantic ComedyMusic/Musicals