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The Band Wagon

7.7
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Original title
The Band Wagon
Year
Running time
112 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Betty Comden, Adolph Green
Music
Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz
Cinematography
Harry Jackson
Cast
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Producer
MGM. Producer: Arthur Freed
Genre
Musical | Stage Play
Synopsis / Plot
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!
Awards
1953: 3 Nominations for Oscar: Story and Screenplay, Costume Design color, Soundtrack (Musical)
1953: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Musical Screenplay
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