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The Band Wagon

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Images courtesy of Warner Bros Films
The Band Wagon
Vincente Minnelli, 1953
Tue, Dec 6, 2011 7 PM
Considered by many to be Vincente Minnelli’s finest musical, The Band Wagon stars Fred Astaire as an aging hoofer whose Broadway comeback vehicle is hijacked by pretentious producer Jack Buchanan, who wants to do a modernist take on Faust.

Cyd Charisse is nothing short of bewitching as Astaire’s partner in such numbers as “Dancing in the Dark” and “Girl Hunt.” As Astaire said of Charisse, “When you danced with her, you stayed danced with.” (111 mins., 35mm)

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