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The Band Wagon Review

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Washed-up Hollywoodian Fred Astaire, too-tall ballerina Cyd Charisse, pretentious actor-director Jack Buchanan and writer-comics Oscar Levant and Nanette Fabray ready a show for Broadway, have personal and artistic reversals, but manage a hit.

★★★★

A perfect backstage musical: washed-up Hollywoodian Fred Astaire, too-tall ballerina Cyd Charisse, pretentious actor-director Jack Buchanan and writer-comics Oscar Levant and Nanette Fabray ready a show for Broadway, have personal and artistic reversals, but manage a hit. The break-out song That's Entertainment! sums up the picture, which is full of wonderful moments and would earn five stars for Charisse's red dress in the "Girl Hunt" Mickey Spillane spoof ballet alone.

Full of wonderful moments and would earn five stars for Charisse's red dress in the "Girl Hunt" Mickey Spillane spoof ballet alone.

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