The Band Wagon (1953) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by Arthur Freed and Roger Edens.
The Band Wagon was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1995.
Academy Awards 1953 --- Ceremony Number 26 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Costume Design||Mary Ann Nyberg||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Adolph Deutsch||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Betty Comden, Adolph Green||Nominated|
The Band Wagon (1953) with Fred & CydBy 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 18, 2020 From 4 Star Films
Some may recall the opening titles of Top Hat (1935). They play over a man’s hat only for the head under it to move as the names subside, and we find Fred Astaire under its brim in his coat and tails. Now, well nigh 20 years later, the same imagery is being called upon. There’s an auctio... Read full article
Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (1969) + The Band Wagon (1953) reduxBy Beatrice on Apr 27, 2020 From Flickers in Time
Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (Du bei dao wang) Directed by Cheh Chang Written by Cheh Chang Hong Kong/1969 IMDb link First viewing/Amazon Prime Just a fun wuxia movie to distract nicely from Lockdown. This is a sequel to The One-Armed Swordsman (1967). ?At the end of that film, our hero (Jimm... Read full article
The Band Wagon (1953)By Beatrice on Nov 1, 2015 From Flickers in Time
The Band Wagon Directed by Vicente Minnelli Written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green 1953/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Repeat viewing/from my DVD collection #266 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die I have loved this movie for decades. ?Yesterday’s viewing did nothing to change my opinio... Read full article
Why I never joined The Band Wagon...By BG Voita on Jan 18, 2015 From Classic Reel Girl
When I signed up to write an anti-Band Wagon post, I was a little nervous. Images of angry dancing gods Down to Earth-style floated in my head. How dare I speak badly about the pairing of two dancing greats: Cyd Charisse and Fred Astaire. I have revisited The Band Wagon (1953) many times ov... Read full article
The Band Wagon (1953)By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 7, 2014 From 4 Star Films
Going into this film I must admit that despite hearing good things, I had zero expectations. I must say I was pleasantly surprised by this Minnelli musical, because it was a deft and often beautiful production. Channeling the same vein as Singin’ in the Rain and The Red Shoes, this film is a s... Read full article
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Several times in the film you see theatre marquees or posters showing the title "The Proud Land" - especially in the "Girl Hunt" ballet number. This is the title of a novel featured in the plot of Vincente Minnelli's film from the previous year The Bad and the Beautiful.
Three other Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz numbers, which can be heard on the Rhino soundtrack CD, were deleted from the movie: "Sweet Music," sung by Nanette Fabray and Oscar Levant (NOTE: the melody is played in the background); "You Have Everything," danced by Fred Astaire; and "Got a Bran' New Suit," performed by Astaire and Nanette Fabray (with Oscar Levant on piano).
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