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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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dancer | dance | tap dancing | dancing | horse | See more »

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


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6 September 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The World by the Tail  »

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$609,000 (estimated)

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$3,000,000 (USA)
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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Character Alberto Beddini's motto was originally, "For the men the sword, for the women the whip." The script was changed to "For the women the kiss, for the men the sword" after the censors objected. See more »

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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 »

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Jerry Travers: Are you afraid of thunder?
Dale Tremont: Oh, no. It's just the noise.
Jerry Travers: You know what thunder is, don't you?
Dale Tremont: Of course. It's something about the air.
Jerry Travers: No, no. When a clumsy cloud from here meets a fluffy little cloud from there, he billows towards her. She scurries away and he scuds right up to her. She cries a little and there you have you showers. He comforts her. They spark. That's the lightning. They kiss. Thunder.
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Isn't This a Lovely Day (to Be Caught in the Rain)?
(1935) (uncredited)
Words and Music by Irving Berlin
Song performed by Fred Astaire
Dance performed by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
Sung a cappello a bit by Ginger Rogers
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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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