The Band WagonThis musical tells the tale of Tony Hunter, a multi-talented but aging movie star who heads for the Great White Way to star in their new Broadway musical in hopes of bolstering his flagging career. A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition and it's left to Tony to save the show
Actors of "The Band Wagon"
Characters of "The Band Wagon"
Directors of "The Band Wagon"
Vincente MinnelliBirthdate: 28 February 1903, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Creators of "The Band Wagon"
Betty ComdenBirthdate: 3 May 1915, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Adolph GreenBirthdate: 2 December 1914, The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Band Wagon"
New York PostApril 11, 2015
Sorry, the beloved "Singin' in the Rain" isn't the finest of the legendary MGM musicals. "The Band Wagon'' has better music, better dances, better direction, more lavish sets and costumes and a wittier script (by the same writers).
Chicago ReaderJanuary 01, 2000
The musical becomes a frenetic meditation on pop art versus high art, coming down hard on the side of the former.
ColeSmithey.comSeptember 16, 2015
Widely considered one of the greatest movie musicals of all time, Vincent Minnelli's "The Band Wagon" connects a jumble of comedic backstage Broadway shenanigans with mix-matched show tunes via Fred Astaire's impeccable dance routines.
Cinema SightAugust 15, 2011
A fun musical with creative choreography, but far too little substance.
EmanuelLevy.ComJuly 27, 2006
Minnelli's best musical is sparked by witty allusions to real-life showbiz persona like pretentious actor Jose Ferrer and birlliant but aging dancer Fred Astaire, the film's star, who shines when dancing, both with Cyd Charisse and alone.
Combustible CelluloidApril 18, 2005
On the whole it's one of the best musicals ever made.
Movie MetropolisMarch 23, 2005
...it's hard to dislike something so cheerful and uplifting as this movie.
Slant MagazineMarch 14, 2005
A love song for the narcissistic, and theater people are sure to eat up the film, commentary, extras, and first rate DVD packaging.
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)February 19, 2003
It has its moments and the stars are good, but it's really overrated.
Kalamazoo GazetteJuly 29, 2002
"the undisputed highlight of Astaire's post-Rogers career"
Ozus' World Movie ReviewsJanuary 01, 2000
If you like an old-fashioned Broadway musical, you can't go wrong with this one.
Gallery of "The Band Wagon"