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The Band Wagon

The Band Wagon is a 1954 musical comedy film which tells the story of an aging musical star who wants to star in a Broadway play that will restart his career. But the play's director wants to make it a pretentious retelling of Faust, and brings in a prima ballerina who clashes with the show's star. It stars Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray and Jack Buchanan.

The film was written by Comden and Green and Alan Jay Lerner (uncredited), and directed by Vincente Minnelli. It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, Color, Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay (for Comden and Green).

The film has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

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