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The Band Wagon

2 Ratings: 5.0
A movie directed by Vincente Minnelli.

      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 … see full wiki

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Release Date: 7 August 1953 (USA)
2 reviews about The Band Wagon
review by . August 22, 2011
The Band Wagon was one of the last, great MGM musicals and it shows just how assured and professional those MGM musicals could be. Most people that I know of rank it among the top musicals ever made, usually a half step behind Singin' in the Rain. It's an insider's valentine to show business and putting on a show, written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green as a funny, gentle satire on the professions' pretensions and foibles.       Tony Hunter (Fred Astaire), …
review by . April 07, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
This stunning new 2-disc edition of THE BAND WAGON - in my opinion the greatest musical ever made at MGM - is a must for all classic movie fans. The story is simple and effective. Washed-up Hollywood hoofer Tony Hunter (Fred Astaire) goes to try his luck on the Broadway stage, in a musical written by husband-and-wife team Lester and Lily Marton (Oscar Levant and Nanette Fabray). Bombastic `renaissance man' Jeffrey Kordova (Jack Buchanan) is assigned to direct and the simple sunny musical written …
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