1953: The Band Wagon


Warner Bros.

– Director: Vincente Minnelli

– Stacker score: 87.5

– Metascore: 93

– IMDb user rating: 7.5

– Runtime: 112 minutes

What’s supposed to be a career-reviving Broadway show gets transformed beyond recognition by an egomaniacal director. Hollywood icon Fred Astaire stars alongside fellow dancer Cyd Charisse and imparts an uplifting spirit. The film was co-written by the same team behind “Singin’ in the Rain” from the previous year.