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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$609,000 (estimated)

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$3,000,000 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance together five times in this film. They would dance that many times together in only this film. See more »

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When Jerry goes to sprinkle sand on the floor, it is obvious from the lack of carpet pattern that there is already lots of sand on the floor. See more »

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Alberto Beddini: You are in this plot. You are cahooting with him!
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London Bridge Is Falling Down
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Fred and Ginger at their very best
8 June 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"Top Hat" has everything to make a perfect musical - great leading stars in Astaire and Rogers, good character support from Edward Everett Horton, Helen Broderick, and Eric Blore, fabulous numbers ("Top Hat, White Tie and Tails", "Isn't it a Lovely Day", "The Picolina", and "Cheek to Cheek"), an hilarious plot of mistaken identity, and breathtaking designs which transport you into a Hollywood fantasy of Venice. This was the stars' greatest teaming and the film packs a great deal of energy, fun, and sex all these years later. A true musical classic and one of RKO's finest.


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