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The Band Wagon

The Band Wagon is a 1954 musical comedy film which tells the story of an aging musical star who wants to star in a Broadway play that will restart his career. But the play's director wants to make it a pretentious retelling of Faust, and brings in a prima ballerina[?] who clashes with the show's star. It stars Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse[?], Oscar Levant[?], Nanette Fabray[?] and Jack Buchanan[?].

The film was written by Comden and Green and Alan Jay Lerner (uncredited), and directed by Vincente Minnelli[?]. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, Color, Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay (for Comden and Green).

The film has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.



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