The Band Wagon

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Playwrights pair dancer (Fred Astaire) with ballerina (Cyd Charisse) on Broadway.

Matt Roush

Matt Roush says...

TCM’s Star of the Month is the leggy dancing knockout Cyd Charisse, featured each Tuesday through June with classic musicals. The tribute kicks off with one of her best: the witty 1953 MGM musical comedy, directed by Vincente Minnelli and written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, starring Fred Astaire as a song-and-dance man seeking a comeback, falling for the lovely Gabrielle (Charisse). Their romantic duet to “Dancing in the Dark” is one for the ages. Followed by the 1954 film adaptation of Broadway’s Brigadoon (10:15/9:15c), starring Gene Kelly as her lucky partner.

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