The Band Wagon

The Band Wagon
  • 1953
  • US
  • 1h 51min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
  • Written by: Comden and Green, Alan Jay Lerner
  • Cast: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray, Jack Buchanan

One of the great Minnelli musicals. Buchannan is a highbrow producer who wants to turn Astaire's comeback into an arthouse take on 'Faust'. There are some fantastic Howard Dietz/Arthur Schwartz numbers and Astaire and Charisse take the opportunity to show off with an array of different dance styles.

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The Band Wagon

Wednesday 30 December – 1.15pm and 6.15pm

Fred Astaire plays a washed up song and dance man, attempting to stage a comeback but struggling to gel with his new dance partner, slinky ballerina Cyd Charisse…

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