Secret Movie Details

The Band Wagon

ABOUT THIS FILM THE LONG ONES

Rated: 7.6
Run time: 112 min
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Actors: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray, Jack Buchanan, James Mitchell, Robert Gist, India Adams, Fred Aldrich, Richard Alexander, Ernest Anderson, Barbara Bailey, Patsy Bangs, Lysa Baugher, Ralph Beaumont, Don Beddoe, Madge Blake, Herman Boden, Paul Bradley, Joe Brockman, Robert Burton, Sue Casey, Lyle Clark, Dorinda Clifton, Joan Collenette, Jack Colton, James Conaty, Henry Corden, Pinkie Corrigan, Oliver Cross, Lillian Culver, Dick D'Arcy, Leroy Daniels, Fred Datig Jr., Dulcie Day, Helen Dickson, Jack Dodds, George Economides, Michael Economides, Roy Engel, Estelle Etterre, Luigi Faccuito, Betty Farrington, Al Ferguson, Gwenn Fields, Bess Flowers, Steve Forrest, Bill Foster, Douglas Fowley, Wymer Gard, Ava Gardner, Jack Gargan, Herschel Graham, Marion Gray, Shelah Hackett, Thurston Hall, Mary Hammond, Dee Hartford, Eden Hartford, Sam Hearn, Julie Hedin, Al Hill, Harlan Hoagland, Stuart Holmes, Jimmie Horan, Curtis Loys Jackson Jr., Ted Jordan, Colin Kenny, Donald Ke
Year: 1953

SYNOPSIS

Tony Hunter, a famous singer/dancer movie star, is feeling washed up and old hat (old top hat, tie and tails to be exact). The reporters are out for Ava Gardner, not him. But his old friends Lily and Les Martin have an idea for a funny little Broadway show and he agrees to do it. But things begin to get out of hand, when bigshot "artistic" director/producer/star Jeffrey Cordova joins the production, proclaims it's a modernistic Faust and insists on hiring a prima ballerina, Gabrielle Gerard, to star opposite Tony, and it's hate at first sight. And her jealous choreographer isn't helping to ease the tension. The show is doomed by pretentiousness. But romance, a "let's put on a show" epiphany, and a triumphant opening are waiting in the wings. After all, this is a musical comedy! Written by Kathy Li