#31. The Band Wagon (1953)


– Director: Vincente Minnelli

– Metascore: 93

– Runtime: 112 minutes

Headed by stars Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse, the cast includes Ava Gardner and Julie Newmar, who appear uncredited. Newmar played the Catwoman in television’s “Batman” series in the 1960s. Vincente Minnelli directed two movies that won Oscars for Best Picture—“An American in Paris” in 1951 and “Gigi” in 1958. Minnelli also invented the crab camera dolly that can move in any direction for shooting.

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