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Band Wagon (1953)

Director: Vincente Minnelli     Starring: Fred Astaire
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40713217
UPC: 012569675346
UPC 14: 00012569675346
Category Keywords: Dance  Theatrical Release
Rating: NR
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A musical delight about the problems of a faded hollywood star who turns to broadway.
Editor's Note
Fading movie musical star Tony Hunter, down and out in Hollywood, decides to try his luck on the Broadway stage. Unfortunately, the simple hoofer discovers that a pretentious director has control of the project, and that instead of good humor, happy songs and a tapping chorus line, there'll be lengthy speeches, heavy drama and lots of deep soul-searching. Even worse, Tony's expected to dance with a classical ballerina! Thanks to the massive egos of everyone involved, the play, to no one's surprise, lays an egg. But now Tony takes charge, and he's out to prove the show must go on -- his way! Some of the dazzling Astaire dance numbers include "Triplets," "Girl Hunt," "Dancing in the Dark" and "That's Entertainment."


Video Features DVD, Special Edition

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/16/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 112 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1953
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 67534
Video UPC UPC: 00012569675346
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Cyd Charisse
Video Cast Info Oscar Levant
Video Cast Info James Mitchell
Video Cast Info Ava Gardner
Video Cast Info Thurston Hall
Video Cast Info Nanette Fabray
Video Cast Info Robert Gist
Video Cast Info Fred Astaire
Video Cast Info Jack Buchanan
Video Cast Info Preston Ames - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Arthur Freed - Producer
Video Cast Info Albert Akst - Editor
Video Cast Info Howard Dietz - Music
Video Cast Info Adolph Deutsch - Composer
Video Cast Info Harry Jackson - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Arthur Schwartz - Music
Video Cast Info Cedric Gibbons - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Adolph Green - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Betty Comden - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Vincente Minnelli - Director

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...Astaire called it his favorite film..." 10/19/1994 p.10D

Entertainment Weekly
"...Hollywood's last great musical tribute to Broadway....Deliriously colorful..." -- Rating: A 05/12/1995 pp.68-70

Chicago Sun-Times
"THE BAND WAGON has a note of melancholy along with its smiles." 03/27/2005 p.3

Sight and Sound
"Fred Astaire is very amusing....Former stage designer Minnelli nails every theatreland joke..." 07/01/2005 p.82

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