The Band Wagon – when an aging Hollywood dancer comes to Broadway, a couple of his playwright pals put together a musical. They’re sure it will be a hit and cast him in the lead role. Things get stressful between members of the cast. When the play has a disastrous opening night, the troupe members decide they must pull together to make the show a success.
Brigadoon (1954) starring Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse
Brigadoon, like most Gene Kelly movies, is a musical with plenty of singing and dancing. More than that, it is a movie with heart, and a strong message about the values that matter. It begins with Tommy Albright (played well by Gene Kelly) and Jeff Douglas (played to the hilt by Van Johnson). They’re Americans who are caught up in the rat race, and not loving it. Tommy is engaged, but is not eager to marry her. Partly to delay the wedding, he accompanies his best friend, Jeff, on a hunting trip to Scotland. There, they become lost.