"The greatest of movie musicals." - Stuart Klawans, The Nation In this Vincente Minnelli-directed backstager, Fred Astaire dazzles in numbers set in a train station (By Myself), a penny arcade (A Shine on Your Shoes), a backlot Central Park (Dancing in the Dark) and a smokey cafe (Girl Hunt), the latter two with the incomparable Cyd Charisse. And when he, Nanette Fabray and Jack Buchanan play infants who "hate each other very much!" in the merry Triplets, it's more reason to love this movie very, very much. As the hallmark song which originated here goes, That's Entertainment!

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The Band Wagon (1953)

Unrated

Family/Musical/Romance/Comedy · 1h 52m · 7/9/1953

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"The greatest of movie musicals." - Stuart Klawans, The Nation In this Vincente Minnelli-directed backstager, Fred Astaire dazzles in numbers set in a train station (By Myself), a penny arcade (A Shine on Your Shoes), a backlot Central Park (Dancing in the Dark) and a smokey cafe (Girl Hunt), the latter two with the incomparable Cyd Charisse. And when he, Nanette Fabray and Jack Buchanan play infants who "hate each other very much!" in the merry Triplets, it's more reason to love this movie very, very much. As the hallmark song which originated here goes, That's Entertainment!

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Languages

English, French, German

Country

United States

Production Company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Budget

$2,169,120

Revenue

$14,537
Part Of
Cast
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Fred Astaire

Tony Hunter
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Cyd Charisse

Gabrielle Gerard
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Oscar Levant

Lester Marton
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Nanette Fabray

Lily Marton
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Jack Buchanan

Jeffrey Cordova
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James Mitchell

Paul Byrd
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Robert Gist

Hal Benton
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India Adams

Gabrielle Gerard (singing voice) (uncredited)
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Fred Aldrich

Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
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Richard Alexander

Stagehand (uncredited)
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Ernest Anderson

Train Porter (uncredited)
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Barbara Bailey

Dancer (uncredited)
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Patsy Bangs

Dancer (uncredited)
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Lysa Baugher

Dancer in Troupe (uncredited)
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Brandon Beach

Auction Guest (uncredited)
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Ralph Beaumont

Dancer in Troupe (uncredited)
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Don Beddoe

Producer (uncredited)
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Madge Blake

Investor (uncredited)
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Herman Boden

Dancer (uncredited)
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Lulu Mae Bohrman

Ballet Audience Member (uncredited)
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Paul Bradley

Waiter (uncredited)
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Joe Brockman

Hansom Driver (uncredited)
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Robert Burton

Caterer (uncredited)
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Boyd Cabeen

Pedestrian (uncredited)
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James Carlisle

Theatre Patron (uncredited)
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Sue Casey

Tall Girl in Arcade (uncredited)
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Dick Cherney

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Lyle Clark

Chorus Member in Hotel Suite (uncredited)
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Dorinda Clifton

Dancer (uncredited)
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Tom Coleman

Waiter (uncredited)
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Joan Collenette

Dancer (uncredited)
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Jack Colton

Dancer (uncredited)
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James Conaty

First Nighter (uncredited)
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Gene Coogan

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Henry Corden

Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
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Pinkie Corrigan

Dancer (uncredited)
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Oliver Cross

Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Lillian Culver

Investor (uncredited)
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Dick D'Arcy

Dancer (uncredited)
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Leroy Daniels

Arcade Shoeshine Man (uncredited)
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Fred Datig Jr.

Usher (uncredited)
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Dulce Day

Woman in Lobby (uncredited)
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Jack Deery

Crew Member (uncredited)
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Helen Dickson

Dowager First Nighter (uncredited)
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Jack Dodds

Dancer (uncredited)
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George Economides

Man in Arcade (uncredited)
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Michael Economides

Man in Arcade (uncredited)
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Roy Engel

Reporter (uncredited)
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Estelle Etterre

Investor (uncredited)
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Harry Evans

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Luigi Faccuito

Dancer (uncredited)
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Betty Farrington

Fitter (uncredited)
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Al Ferguson

Stagehand (uncredited)
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Gwenn Fields

Woman in Arcade (uncredited)
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Bess Flowers

Lady on Train / Investor / Extra in Girl Hunt Ballet (uncredited)
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George Ford

Auctioneer's Assistant (uncredited)
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Steve Forrest

Passenger on Train (uncredited)
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Bill Foster

Acrobatic Dancer in Troupe (uncredited)
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Douglas Fowley

Auctioneer (uncredited)
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Wesley Gale

Baggage Clerk (uncredited)
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Wymer Gard

Usher (uncredited)
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Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner (uncredited)
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Jack Gargan

Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
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Rudy Germane

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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James Gonzalez

Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Dick Gordon

Ballet Audience Member (uncredited)
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Herschel Graham

Ballet Audience Member (uncredited)
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Marion Gray

Investor (uncredited)
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Shelah Hackett

Dancer (uncredited)
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Thurston Hall

Colonel Tripp (uncredited)
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Mary Hammond

Dancer (uncredited)
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Dee Hartford

2nd Model in 'Girl Hunt Ballet' (uncredited)
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Eden Hartford

Girl in 'Girl Hunt Ballet' Sequence (uncredited)
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Sam Hearn

Agent (uncredited)
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Julie Hedin

Woman in Arcade (uncredited)
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Al Hill

Arcade Shooting Gallery Operator (uncredited)
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Harlan Hoagland

Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Stuart Holmes

Investor (uncredited)
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Jimmie Horan

Man at Arcade (uncredited)
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Curtis Loys Jackson Jr.

Man in Arcade (uncredited)
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Ted Jordan

Chorus Member in Hotel Suite (uncredited)
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Colin Kenny

Drunk Outside Arcade (uncredited)
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Donald Kerr

Reporter (uncredited)
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Mario Lamm

Man in Arcade (uncredited)
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Judy Landon

Dancer in Troupe (uncredited)
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Carl M. Leviness

Investor (uncredited)
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Shirley Lopez

Dancer in Troupe (uncredited)
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Leota Lorraine

Party Guest (uncredited)
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William Lundy

Dancer (uncredited)
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John Lupton

Jack - Prompter (uncredited)
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Wilbur Mack

Ballet Audience Member (uncredited)
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Alan Marston

Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Judy Matson

Singer in 'That's Entertainment' Sequence (uncredited)
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Matt Mattox

Featured Dancer (uncredited)
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Bert May

Dancer in Troupe (uncredited)
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Helen McAllister

Dancer (uncredited)
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Ann McCrea

Chorus Member in Hotel Suite (uncredited)
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Owen McGiveney

Prop Man (uncredited)
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Frank McLure

Investor (uncredited)
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Mary Menzies

Dancer (uncredited)
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Harold Miller

Bystander in Girl Hunt Ballet (uncredited)
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Nolie Miller

Dancer (uncredited)
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Hans Moebus

Ballet Audience Member (uncredited)
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Lawrence Montaigne

Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Ben Moselle

Man in Arcade (uncredited)
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Peggy Murray

Dancer in Troupe (uncredited)
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Julie Newmar

Salon Model / Chorine in Girl Hunt Ballet (uncredited)
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Loulie Jean Norman

Singer in 'That's Entertainment' Sequence (uncredited)
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Monty O'Grady

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Emory Parnell

Man on Train (uncredited)
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Manuel París

Waiter (uncredited)
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Foster H. Phinney

Commuter (uncredited)
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Paul Power

Man in Lobby (uncredited)
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Marilyn Radcliff

Dancer (uncredited)
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Frank Radcliffe

Dancer (uncredited)
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Elynne Ray

Dancer in Troupe (uncredited)
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Charles Regan

Stagehand (uncredited)
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Jack Regas

Dancer (uncredited)
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Phil Rhodes

Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Joette Robinson

Dancer (uncredited)
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Robert Robinson

Man at Arcade (uncredited)
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Cecile Rogers

Dancer (uncredited)
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Barbara Ruick

Passenger on Train (uncredited)
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Edith Russell

Theatre Patron (uncredited)
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Loretta Russell

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Dick Sands

Man in Arcade (uncredited)
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Frank J. Scannell

Reporter (uncredited)
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George Sherwood

Investor (uncredited)
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Eddie Lou Simms

Man in Arcade (uncredited)
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Mabel Smaney

Woman in Arcade (uncredited)
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Earl Spainard

Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Robert Spencer

Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Harry Stanton

Investor (uncredited)
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Bob Stebbins

Chorus Member in Hotel Suite (uncredited)
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Lotte Stein

Cordova's German Chambermaid (uncredited)
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Norman Stevans

Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Bert Stevens

Train Station Passenger (uncredited)
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Roberta Stevenson

Dancer (uncredited)
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Jack Stoney

Stagehand (uncredited)
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Brick Sullivan

Special Effects Man (uncredited)
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Hal Taggart

Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Jack Tesler

Ivan (uncredited)
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Jimmy Thompson

Jimmy (uncredited)
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Dee Turnell

Barbara (uncredited)
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Ellinor Vanderveer

Auction Guest (uncredited)
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Herb Vigran

Man on Train (uncredited)
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Glen Walters

Tall Woman in Arcade (uncredited)
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Bobby Watson

Bobby (uncredited)
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Crystal White

Dancer (uncredited)
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Smoki Whitfield

Chauffeur (uncredited)
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Marc Wilder

Dancer (uncredited)
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Stuart Wilson

Reporter (uncredited)
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Florence Wix

Actress in Play (uncredited)
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Gloria Wood

Singer in 'That's Entertainment' Sequence (uncredited)
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Wilson Wood

Can-Toss Booth Operator (uncredited)
Crew
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Vincente Minnelli

Director
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Betty Comden

Writer
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Adolph Green

Writer
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Norman Corwin

Writer
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Alan Jay Lerner

Writer
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Arthur Freed

Producer
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Harry Jackson

Cinematograpy
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George J. Folsey

Cinematograpy
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Albert Akst

Editor
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George White

Editor
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Arthur Schwartz

Music
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Alexander Courage

Music
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Adolph Deutsch

Music
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Conrad Salinger

Music
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E. Preston Ames

Art
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Cedric Gibbons

Art
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Band Wagon

(Blu-ray, Digibook)

3/3/2015

Disc Title Front Cover

The Band Wagon

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/15/2005

Disc Title Front Cover

The Band Wagon

(DVD)

3/15/2005

Disc Title Front Cover

The Band Wagon

(DVD)

3/15/2005

Disc Title Front Cover

The Band Wagon

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

3/3/2015

Disc Title Front Cover

The Band Wagon

(DVD)

5/5/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

The Band Wagon

(Blu-ray, Digibook)

3/3/2015

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