The Band Wagon (Two-Disc Special Edition) (1953)
Directed by Vincente Minnelli, this charming musical comedy that echoes "Faust" stars Fred Astaire as a washed-up movie star hoping to return to the limelight as the lead in a new Broadway show. While dealing with difficult co-star Cyd Charisse, Astaire finds his comeback threatened when flamboyant director Jack Buchanan throws the production into turmoil. Songs include "Dancing in the Dark," "Shine on Your Shoes," "That's Entertainment." With Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray. 112 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; audio commentary; theatrical trailers; "making of" documentary; documentary; musical outtakes; bonus short "Jack Buchanan With The Glee Quartet" (1930). Two-disc set.
Academy Award ®
Nominee: Best Original Screenplay, Best Score (Musical), Best Costume Design (Color)
- Vincente Minnelli
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray, Jack Buchanan, James Mitchell, Robert Gist, Thurston Hall, Ava Gardner, Leroy Daniels, Jack Tesler, Dee Turnell, Judy Landon, Bert May, John Lupton, Owen McGiveney, Ann McCrea, Ted Jordan, Lyle Clark, Julie Newmeyer, Shirley Lopez, Douglas Fowley, Madge Blake, Robert Burton, Don Beddoe... More