Synopsis: Double Feature: 60th Anniversary! THE BAND WAGON, 1953, Warner Bros., 112 min. Dir. Vincente Minnelli. A brilliant backstage musical starring Fred Astaire as a washed-up dancer who joins forces with megalomaniac producer Jack Buchanan (a true delight) and gal-pal Nanette Fabray.
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, 1944, Warner Bros., 113 min. Director Vincente Minnelli. Life seems perfect in St. Louis on the brink of the 1904 World’s Fair for the four sisters of a working-class family, until the father reveals they have to leave for New York. Adapted from Sally Benson’s short stories, originally published in The New Yorker, this gem of cinematic, picture-postcard Americana and youthful romance marked the beginning of the golden age of MGM musicals.