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The Band Wagon

Among the many studios eagerly involved in the Hollywood musical, MGM took the lion's share of accolades. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 111
Theater Release: 08 Sep 1953
Video Release: 14 Mar 2005
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

When Tony returns to “the city that never sleeps,” he complains about the changes to 42nd Street. This portion of NYC’s theater district went into a gradual and seedy decline after the Great Depression, but recent renovations have brought about a New 42nd Street. Learn more about this revival here: www.pbs.org/wnet/broadway/hello/hollywood.html

Tony and Gabrielle find there ability to work together hampered by misconceptions about each other. Why can two people see the same situation yet arrive at entirely different conclusions? How did their personal insecurities contribute to their problem?

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