The Band Wagon ’53 – Fred Astaire & Cyd Charisse

by Marypublished on June 2, 2022

The Band Wagon is a 1953 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse.

This film tells the story of an aging musical star who hopes a Broadway show will restart his career. However, the play’s director wants to make it a retelling of the Faust legend. The director decides to brings in a prima ballerina who clashes with the star.

Along with Singin’ in the Rain (1952), it is regarded as one of the finest Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals. Although it was a modest box-office success on first release.