The Bandwagon

Vincente Minnelli, 109 mins, USA, 1953, 35mm. Courtesy: Chapel Distribution.

The Bandwagon
The Bandwagon
A Hollywood dancer whose career is on a downward trajectory (a sprightly Fred Astaire was 53 at the time) joins forces with a temperamental stage producer and a standoffish prima ballerina (Cyd Charisse) to stage a Broadway musical. Despite the huge egos and bluster backstage, the film becomes a smash hit.

MGM and Vincente Minnelli joined forces to produce a sophisticated musical full of in-jokes, energy and verve. Although Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse's characters are pitted against each other for comic effect - she thinks he's too old and he says she's too tall - the pair achieve terrific chemistry in dance numbers including Dancing In the Dark and the sizzling Girl Hunt Ballet sequence.

"Ranks right up there among the handful of best musicals ever made" - Movie Metropolis
Dates   Mon 8 Oct 2012, 10am
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