The Band Wagon parents guide

The Band Wagon

Relive the glory days of the Hollywood musical.

Overall B

Among the many studios eagerly involved in the Hollywood musical, MGM took the lion's share of accolades. In this one a has-been song and dance man Tony Hunter (Fred Astaire) gets an opportunity to revive his career -- and reaffirm the magic of this genre.

Release date August 7, 1953

Violence B-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A-
Substance Use C

Why is The Band Wagon rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated The Band Wagon Not Rated

Run Time: 111 minutes

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The Band Wagon
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video G

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News About "The Band Wagon"

Cast and Crew

The Band Wagon is directed by Vincente Minnelli and stars Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Nanette Fabray.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Band Wagon movie is March 3, 2015. Here are some details…

Blu-ray Release Date: March 3, 2015

The Band Wagon releases on Blu-ray, so fans of the Hollywood musical can enjoy the movie with all the benefits of this digital technology.

DVD Release Date: March 15, 2005

The Band Wagon rolls onto DVD in a Two Disc Special Edition sporting a new digital transfer from restored picture and audio elements. Liza Minnelli, the daughter of the director, and performer Michael Feinstein (who hosted and produced the PBS Special: The Great American Songbook), kindly provide a commentary track. The second disc features a new making-of documentary (Get Aboard! The Band Wagon), as well as a vintage documentary (The Men Who Made the Movies: Vincente Minnelli). Other bonus items include an outtake musical number (Two Faced Woman), some dailies, a musical short (Jack Buchanan with the Glee Quartet) and a Fred Astaire trailer gallery. The re-mastered sound track is available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 and 1.0) and French (Dolby Digital 1.0), with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

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Most of the creative team behind The Band Wagon were also responsible for the 1960 musical Bells are Ringing. Fred Astaire can be seen dancing on the ceiling in A Royal Wedding, and Cyd Charisse plays a bonnie Scottish lass in Brigadoon.

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