The Band Wagon
Movie Quote Quiz

Girl In Train Station: Gee, there's a mob of reporters and photographers over there.
Man In Train Station: Yeah, there must be some big shot aboard. Maybe the president.
Girl In Train Station: No, too many for that. Probably a movie star.

Tony Hunter: The city was asleep. The joints were closed. The rats and hoods and killers were in their holes.

Tony Hunter: I could smell trouble a mile off. And this poor kid was in trouble! Big trouble! She was scared! Scared as a turkey in November.

Tony Hunter: Oh, sweetie, I just want to say that no matter what happens tonight, its been.
Gabrielle Gerard: I know, Tony, its been that for me too.

Jeffrey Cordova: I'm sick of these artificial barriers between the musical and the drama. In my mind, there is no difference between the magic rhythms of Bill Shakespeare's immortal verse and the magic rhythms of Bill Robinson's immortal feet.

Tony Hunter: There was something about this kid that made you want to protect her - from life.

Lily Marton: I knew that you could say it so beautifully.
Jeffrey Cordova: Oh, Lily, you splendid animal.
Lester Marton: Hey, take your hands off my wife and let's get down to business.

Tony Hunter: She was bad. She was dangerous. I wouldn't trust her any further than I could throw her. But... she was my kind of woman.

Lester Marton: I can stand anything but failure.

Tony Hunter: Will you have a cigarette?
Gabrielle Gerard: No, thanks. I don't smoke.
Tony Hunter: Never?
Gabrielle Gerard: Well, I don't think that dancers should smoke.
Tony Hunter: Oh, I see.

Lily Marton: With Tony in mind, we naturally visualize a light and intimate show. But, we want to give him a chance to play a charming guy with just enough plot to make him do lots of gay and varied numbers.

Gabrielle Gerard: Are we really supposed to open tomorrow night?

Lester Marton: I can stand anything but pain.

Tony Hunter: No, don't say it - "Tony Hunter! 1953!" I hereby declare my independence. Tony Hunter, 1776.

Gabrielle Gerard: The show's a big hit, Tony... It's going to run for a long time.As far as I'm concerned, it's going to run forever.

Tony Hunter: This girl, Gerard, its not just her dancing. On top of everything, she's too tall for me. This girl is a giantess.

Tony Hunter: Let's get this straight, I am not Nijinsky. I am not Marlon Brando. I am Mrs. Hunter's little boy, Tony, song and dance man.

Hansom Driver: Where to?
Tony Hunter: Oh, eh, leave it to the horse.

Jeffrey Cordova: You used the phrase 'he sells his soul to the Devil', now that's the line you have to carry straight through. Just like Faust, this man is tempted by the Devil and his compromise, his sell out, must end in eternal damnation.
Lester Marton: That'll leave 'em laughing.

Jeffrey Cordova: These four walls will be our universe. Our private world. We enter with nothing but a dream. But, when we leave, we'll have a show.

Continuity mistake: On the marquee that advertises the show "Band Wagon", the name of the actress is listed as Gabrielle "Girard", but when the scene switches to a shot of someone holding the program for the show, her name on several pages of the program is spelled Gabirelle "Gerard".

More mistakes in The Band WagonMore movie quotes

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.