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Top Hat (1935)

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An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer.

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Showman Jerry Travers is working for producer Horace Hardwick in London. Jerry demonstrates his new dance steps late one night in Horace's hotel, much to the annoyance of sleeping Dale Tremont below. She goes upstairs to complain and the two are immediately attracted to each other. Complications arise when Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace. Written by Anonymous

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They're Dancing Cheek-To-Cheek Again! (re-release) See more »


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Release Date:

6 September 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The World by the Tail  »

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Budget:

$609,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,000,000 (USA)
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In one scene at the Lido, Madge orders a drink called a "horse's neck". It is traditionally served with a spiral of lemon (or orange) peel hanging over the edge of the glass, suggesting the curve of a horse's neck. It calls for 2 oz of bourbon or brandy, 4 oz of ginger ale, and a dash of bitters, over ice. See more »

Goofs

When Horace and Bates are speaking to the hotel manager, the hook of the coat hanger that Bates is holding changes orientation between shots. See more »

Quotes

Alberto Beddini: Never again will I allow WOMEN to wear my dresses!
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Referenced in Dennis the Menace: Out of Retirement (1960) See more »

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No Strings (I'm Fancy Free)
(1935) (uncredited)
Words and Music by Irving Berlin
Song and Dance performed by Fred Astaire
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Blues-chasing Musical
19 August 2001 | by (Cleveland, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

Treat yourself to a dandy funfest, called, "Top Hat."

Fred and Ginger are on in one of their all-time smash hits, dancing superbly, singing up a storm, and acting the heck out of their fluffy, delightful roles.

The double-take master, Edward Everett Horton is Fred's rich-pal producer; sardonic Helen Broderick is Ginger's best friend, Madge; and persnickety Eric Blore is Everett's manservant, Bates. But it's the fantistic Erik Rhodes as the Italiano dressmaker, Alberto Beddini, who steals the show.

Mark Sandrich's direction, Astaire and Hermes Pan's choreography, Thomas Little's set decoration, and Irving Berlin's score, are faultless.

It all adds up to a laugh-a-minute, eye-popping bouquet from RKO Radio Pictures. See it in a full theatrical house with an audience who appreciates the period, the style, and the message ("Just sit back, relax, and enjoy") and you're in for special treat.

"Raise you glass of vino, and sing the Piccolino."


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