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Band Wagon, The

Jack ‘The Sky’s the Limit’ Buchanan plays a thinly-disguised Jose ‘Cockleshell Heroes’ Ferrer, lousing up Astaire and Charisse’s fun musical with pretentious balletic trappings. Final ‘Girl Hunt’ dance praised to the rafters by all, and rightly so, though we do always register a sigh of disappointment whenever we see this film billed and realise it isn’t The Band Waggon, with Arthur Askey and Stinker Murdoch in a haunted castle. Imagine what they would have got up to with Cyd Charisse!

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