The Band Wagon Poster

Release Date: 1953

DVD Release Date: March 15th, 2005

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
Famous musical movie star Tony Hunter (Fred Astaire) fears his career may be on the skids, but his friends, Lester (Oscar Levant) and Lily (Nanette Fabray), have written a Broadway vehicle to kick-start his professional life. Tony is ecstatic -- until egotistical director Jeffrey Cordova (Jack Buchanan) joins the project and casts ballerina Gaby Gerard (Cyd Charisse) as the leading lady. Tony's second chance seems to be fading, but he may get more than he bargained for as the show goes on.

Cast: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray, Jack Buchanan, James Mitchell, Robert Gist

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Playful, Quest, Rise, 1950s, New York City, Friendship, Love


Nominated Writing (Story and Screenplay)
Nominated Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)
Nominated Costume Design (Color)