History Film / TheBandWagon

23rd Aug '16 10:22:33 PM jamespolk
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* TheCameo: Ava Gardner.
** Also, Douglas Fowley, who played the beleaguered director in SinginInTheRain, plays the auctioneer at the beginning of the film.

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* TheCameo: Ava Gardner.
Creator/AvaGardner.
** Also, Douglas Fowley, who played the beleaguered director in SinginInTheRain, ''Film/SinginInTheRain'', plays the auctioneer at the beginning of the film.



* HaveAGayOldTime: "That's Entertainment" includes in its list of plots "A gay divorcee who is after her ex". This is also a ShoutOut to Astaire's 1934 film ''TheGayDivorcee''.

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* HaveAGayOldTime: "That's Entertainment" includes in its list of plots "A gay divorcee who is after her ex". This is also a ShoutOut to Astaire's 1934 film ''TheGayDivorcee''.''Film/TheGayDivorcee''.



* LargeHam: Jeffrey Cordova.

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* LargeHam: Jeffrey Cordova. Various people open the door when Jeffrey is acting out the plot of the new show for the money men, only to close the door in horror.



* MsFanService: Gaby.

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* MsFanService: MsFanservice: Gaby. Lots of lots of flattering costumes for Cyd Charisse.



* SpiritualSuccessor: To SinginInTheRain; the movie shares the same writers, and is to Fred Astaire what that movie was to Gene Kelly.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To SinginInTheRain; ''Film/SinginInTheRain''; the movie shares the same writers, and is to Fred Astaire what that movie was to Gene Kelly.
11th Mar '16 5:23:29 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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'''''The Band Wagon''''' (1953) is a MetroGoldwynMayer film based on the Broadway revue from 1931, which also starred Creator/FredAstaire. Astaire plays Tony Hunter, a nearly washed-up hoofer who hopes to revitalize his career by doing a new Broadway musical. The going soon gets rough. The director, Jeffrey Cordova (Jack Buchanan), has megalomaniacal ambitions to stage a show based on Goethe's ''Theatre/{{Faust}}''; the choreographer, Paul Byrd, is a ballet snob; and Gabrielle Gerard (Cyd Charisse), Paul's girlfriend, barely condescends to dance with Tony. After everything goes to hell--so to speak--Tony and Jeffrey manage to salvage the show by going back to the original concept (onscreen, this means turning it into a series of spectacular, and apparently unconnected, production numbers). "That's Entertainment" ensues, along with romance between Tony and Gaby.

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'''''The ''The Band Wagon''''' Wagon'' (1953) is a MetroGoldwynMayer film based on the Broadway revue from 1931, which also starred Creator/FredAstaire. Astaire plays Tony Hunter, a nearly washed-up hoofer who hopes to revitalize his career by doing a new Broadway musical. The going soon gets rough. The director, Jeffrey Cordova (Jack Buchanan), has megalomaniacal ambitions to stage a show based on Goethe's ''Theatre/{{Faust}}''; the choreographer, Paul Byrd, is a ballet snob; and Gabrielle Gerard (Cyd Charisse), Paul's girlfriend, barely condescends to dance with Tony. After everything goes to hell--so to speak--Tony and Jeffrey manage to salvage the show by going back to the original concept (onscreen, this means turning it into a series of spectacular, and apparently unconnected, production numbers). "That's Entertainment" ensues, along with romance between Tony and Gaby.
17th Nov '15 11:23:01 AM twilicorn
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Recently [[RecursiveAdaptation adapted]] as a stage musical, although the result was not a critical success. More famously, the "Girl Hunt" inspired Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" video.

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Recently It was [[RecursiveAdaptation adapted]] as a stage musical, although the result was not a critical success. More famously, the "Girl Hunt" inspired Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" video.
13th Aug '15 9:26:28 AM JulianLapostat
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Directed by Vincente Minnelli, choreographed by Michael Kidd, and written by Creator/ComdenAndGreen.

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Directed by Vincente Minnelli, Creator/VincenteMinnelli, choreographed by Michael Kidd, and written by Creator/ComdenAndGreen.
13th Aug '15 8:45:29 AM jayoungr
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'''''The Band Wagon''''' (1953) is a MetroGoldwynMayer film based on the Broadway revue from 1931, which also starred Creator/FredAstaire. Astaire plays Tony Hunter, a nearly washed-up hoofer who hopes to revitalize his career by doing a new Broadway musical. The going soon gets rough. The director, Jeffrey Cordova, has megalomaniacal ambitions to stage a show based on Goethe's ''Theatre/{{Faust}}''; the choreographer, Paul Byrd, is a ballet snob; and Gabrielle Gerard, Paul's girlfriend, barely condescends to dance with Tony. After everything goes to hell--so to speak--Tony and Jeffrey manage to salvage the show by turning it into a series of spectacular, and apparently unconnected, production numbers. "That's Entertainment" ensues, along with romance between Tony and Gaby.

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'''''The Band Wagon''''' (1953) is a MetroGoldwynMayer film based on the Broadway revue from 1931, which also starred Creator/FredAstaire. Astaire plays Tony Hunter, a nearly washed-up hoofer who hopes to revitalize his career by doing a new Broadway musical. The going soon gets rough. The director, Jeffrey Cordova, Cordova (Jack Buchanan), has megalomaniacal ambitions to stage a show based on Goethe's ''Theatre/{{Faust}}''; the choreographer, Paul Byrd, is a ballet snob; and Gabrielle Gerard, Gerard (Cyd Charisse), Paul's girlfriend, barely condescends to dance with Tony. After everything goes to hell--so to speak--Tony and Jeffrey manage to salvage the show by going back to the original concept (onscreen, this means turning it into a series of spectacular, and apparently unconnected, production numbers.numbers). "That's Entertainment" ensues, along with romance between Tony and Gaby.


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* DefrostingIceQueen: Gabrielle.
22nd Aug '14 9:38:17 PM Miriam
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* TinyGuyHugeGirl: In-universe, Tony worries about Gaby's height relative to his.
16th Feb '14 9:12:34 AM m8e
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'''''The Band Wagon''''' (1953) is a MetroGoldwynMayer film based on the Broadway revue from 1931, which also starred FredAstaire. Astaire plays Tony Hunter, a nearly washed-up hoofer who hopes to revitalize his career by doing a new Broadway musical. The going soon gets rough. The director, Jeffrey Cordova, has megalomaniacal ambitions to stage a show based on Goethe's ''Theatre/{{Faust}}''; the choreographer, Paul Byrd, is a ballet snob; and Gabrielle Gerard, Paul's girlfriend, barely condescends to dance with Tony. After everything goes to hell--so to speak--Tony and Jeffrey manage to salvage the show by turning it into a series of spectacular, and apparently unconnected, production numbers. "That's Entertainment" ensues, along with romance between Tony and Gaby.

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'''''The Band Wagon''''' (1953) is a MetroGoldwynMayer film based on the Broadway revue from 1931, which also starred FredAstaire.Creator/FredAstaire. Astaire plays Tony Hunter, a nearly washed-up hoofer who hopes to revitalize his career by doing a new Broadway musical. The going soon gets rough. The director, Jeffrey Cordova, has megalomaniacal ambitions to stage a show based on Goethe's ''Theatre/{{Faust}}''; the choreographer, Paul Byrd, is a ballet snob; and Gabrielle Gerard, Paul's girlfriend, barely condescends to dance with Tony. After everything goes to hell--so to speak--Tony and Jeffrey manage to salvage the show by turning it into a series of spectacular, and apparently unconnected, production numbers. "That's Entertainment" ensues, along with romance between Tony and Gaby.
10th Jan '13 8:22:09 AM LordGro
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'''''The Band Wagon''''' (1953) is a MetroGoldwynMayer film based on the Broadway revue from 1931, which also starred FredAstaire. Astaire plays Tony Hunter, a nearly washed-up hoofer who hopes to revitalize his career by doing a new Broadway musical. The going soon gets rough. The director, Jeffrey Cordova, has megalomaniacal ambitions to stage a show based on Goethe's ''{{Faust}}''; the choreographer, Paul Byrd, is a ballet snob; and Gabrielle Gerard, Paul's girlfriend, barely condescends to dance with Tony. After everything goes to hell--so to speak--Tony and Jeffrey manage to salvage the show by turning it into a series of spectacular, and apparently unconnected, production numbers. "That's Entertainment" ensues, along with romance between Tony and Gaby.

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'''''The Band Wagon''''' (1953) is a MetroGoldwynMayer film based on the Broadway revue from 1931, which also starred FredAstaire. Astaire plays Tony Hunter, a nearly washed-up hoofer who hopes to revitalize his career by doing a new Broadway musical. The going soon gets rough. The director, Jeffrey Cordova, has megalomaniacal ambitions to stage a show based on Goethe's ''{{Faust}}''; ''Theatre/{{Faust}}''; the choreographer, Paul Byrd, is a ballet snob; and Gabrielle Gerard, Paul's girlfriend, barely condescends to dance with Tony. After everything goes to hell--so to speak--Tony and Jeffrey manage to salvage the show by turning it into a series of spectacular, and apparently unconnected, production numbers. "That's Entertainment" ensues, along with romance between Tony and Gaby.



* BatmanGambit: Cordova's way of getting Gaby to appear in the show, even though he knows Paul, her choreographer boyfriend, controls her career; he asks Paul to choreograph {{Faust}}, and Paul likes the idea enough to accept the job, then describes the leading role as someone only Gaby could play - without ever mentioning her by name - and Paul predictably says he won't do the show unless Gaby plays the lead.

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* BatmanGambit: Cordova's way of getting Gaby to appear in the show, even though he knows Paul, her choreographer boyfriend, controls her career; he asks Paul to choreograph {{Faust}}, ''Theatre/{{Faust}}'', and Paul likes the idea enough to accept the job, then describes the leading role as someone only Gaby could play - without ever mentioning her by name - and Paul predictably says he won't do the show unless Gaby plays the lead.



** According to the interviews in the making-of featurette and various Minnelli biographies, the production was a nightmare. Not all of the actors got along, shooting ran over both the schedule and the budget, and Astaire somehow had to concentrate on the film while his wife was dying.

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** According to the interviews in the making-of featurette and various Minnelli biographies, the production was a nightmare. Not all of the actors got along, shooting ran over both the schedule and the budget, and Astaire somehow had to concentrate on the film while his wife was dying.dying.
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17th Dec '12 10:51:31 AM Carmilla
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Comden and Green decided to make the Martons a married couple because they didn't think anyone would believe a male-female working partnership could be platonic.
5th Dec '12 10:22:08 AM Prfnoff
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Directed by Vincente Minnelli, choreographed by Michael Kidd, and written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

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Directed by Vincente Minnelli, choreographed by Michael Kidd, and written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
Creator/ComdenAndGreen.
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