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The Band Wagon

Showtimes

1 Hr. 52 Min.
G
1953
Screening format: DCP

Staff pick! Emily Foster, Communications & Press Manager extraordinaire, chose The Band Wagon!
 

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.

 

"Sorry, the beloved Singin' in the Rain isn't the finest of the legendary MGM musicals. The Band Wagon' has better music, better dances, better direction, more lavish sets and costumes and a wittier script (by the same writers)."
- New York Post
"Rife with great numbers."
- Chicago Reader

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