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The Band Wagon U rating

The problems of staging a big theatre production is the backdrop to this gorgeous, gloriously colourful musical.

Musical 1953 112 mins

Director: Vincente Minnelli



Former Hollywood song-and-dance man Tony Hunter (Fred Astaire) struggles to make his comeback, this time on Broadway. Complications arise in the form of a pretentious director-producer (Jack Buchanan) and clashes with his co-star, prima ballerina Gabrielle Gerard (Cyd Charisse). Will the stars overcome their creative differences to produce a musical hit, or will the joke be on them?