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Band Wagon/ The Bandwagon

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Tookey's Rating
10 /10
Average Rating
9.12 /10
Fred Astaire (pictured second right), Jack Buchanan (pictured centre), Oscar Levant (pictured left)
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Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Written by: Adolph Green, Betty Comden , lyrics & music by Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz

Released: 1953
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 112

A fading Broadway hoofer (Fred Astaire) puts on a musical version of Faust with a pretentious actor-manager (Jack Buchanan).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Charming, elegant backstage musical with the mature Fred Astaire and Jack Buchanan at their best, a witty script, numerous great songs, plus the legs, sex appeal and dancing ability of Cyd Charisse. One of the best screen musicals ever.

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