Top Hat (1935) Poster



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Referenced in 

Golden Boy (1939)
The Band Wagon (1953)
Opening shot of the film is a visual quote of opening shot of Top Hat.
Dennis the Menace: Out of Retirement (1960) (TV Episode)
Seeing her husband sporting a top hat, Mrs. Wilson says she'll be Ginger Rogers to George's Fred Astaire.
Yellow Submarine (1968)
rotoscoped dancers during "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
Mary Tyler Moore: Rhoda's Sister Gets Married (1973) (TV Episode)
Martin and Ida mention having watched the movie during their honeymoon.
Kom till Casino! (1975)
Referenced in sketch
M*A*S*H: The Colonel's Horse (1976) (TV Episode)
Klinger sings part of "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails."
The Muppet Show: Rudolf Nureyev (1978) (TV Episode)
Rudolf Nureyev and the Muppets perform "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails."
Wombling Free (1978)
A poster for this Fred Astaire movie leads to "Wombling White Tie And Tails" number
The Muppet Show: Danny Kaye (1978) (TV Episode)
Danny Kaye and Miss Piggy perform "Cheek to Cheek."
M*A*S*H: The Best of Enemies (1980) (TV Episode)
Hawkeye sings part of "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails."
Rubberface (1981) (TV Movie)
Poster seen
Blue Money (1985) (TV Movie)
Tim Curry sings "Cheek to Cheek;" Curry and Debby Bishop arrive at a costume ball dressed as Fred & Ginger.
Tap (1989)
a couple is called the "black Fred and Ginger"/in their act, they dance to the song "Cheek to Cheek"
The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special (1989) (TV Movie)
Roger Ebert talks about seeing it for the first time.
Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Adventure of the Cheap Flat (1990) (TV Episode)
A poster for the film is displayed as Poirot and Hastings exit the theater.
Billy Bathgate (1991)
Billy's mates chase him through a fence covered in posters for this film.
Groundhog Day (1993)
Phil and Rita's dance in the gazebo references the Astaire/Rogers "Isn't It a Lovely Day" number
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Cereal (1996) (TV Episode)
Annie and Charlie dance to "Cheek to Cheek".
The Truce (1997)
A Slight Case of Murder (1999) (TV Movie)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
"Cheek to Cheek" from Top Hat is heard.
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
The Dreamers (2003)
mentioned by Matthew
Angels in America (2003) (TV Mini-Series)
"Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" plays as a man wearing a top hat dances
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
A wall-sized poster.
Edgemont: Moving Day (2005) (TV Episode)
Wayne refers to the film and its stars Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Confetti (2006)
the Hollywood Musical wedding couple say they are no Fred and Ginger but they dance to "Cheek to Cheek" (while wearing a top hat)
The Dick Cavett Show with Mel Brooks (2006) (TV Movie)
mentioned by Mel Brooks as a favorite film of his
Gray Matters (2006)
Gray and Sam (who are classic movie fans) dance to "Cheek to Cheek"
Hollywood Mouth (2008)
Wax figures of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are shown.
Let's Dance (2009)
Hermes Pan did the choregraphy
Monk: Mr. Monk Is the Best Man (2009) (TV Episode)
Captain Stottlemeyer sings 'Cheek to Cheek'
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
"Cheek to cheek" is played at a society ball
Bunheads: Blank Up, It's Time (2012) (TV Episode)
Ginny says with Carl's Fred Astaire to Boo's Ginger Rogers, they won't really be dancing cheek to cheek.
Battle of the Blades: Iconic Duos (2013) (TV Episode)
Sinead & Grant skate as Rogers & Astaire to Cheek to Cheek
The Cinema Snob: At Long Last Love (2014) (TV Episode)
"...to pay homage to big Hollywood musicals ala Top Hat."
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.61 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as a possible answer to a question about the movie in which Ginger Rogers first danced with Fred Astaire asked when Eliesha and the Chaser go head to head.

Featured in 

Yellow Submarine (1968)
clip used for rotoscoped dancers
Fred Astaire: Puttin' on His Top Hat (1980) (TV Movie)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Cecilia watches the film in the final scene.
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story (1987) (TV Series)
Scenes from this film are shown.
Kisses (1991) (TV Movie)
Comic scene with Horton and Broderick
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
Scene heard in theater lobby
Two Bits (1995)
Billy Elliot (2000)
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
The Dreamers (2003)
The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) (TV Movie)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies (2004) (TV Movie)
The song "Cheek to Cheek" is #15 on the list.
Interactive Film Quiz (2006) (Video Game)
Clip from trailer used
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence (2007)
The couple from Lelouch's segment watch this film at the cinema.
Indie Sex: Censored (2007) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown
Faut que ça danse! (2007)
seen on a TV set
British Style Genius: A Cut Above: The Tailored Look (2008) (TV Episode)
Fred Astaire wears an Anderson & Sheppard relaxed style tailcoat.
Amália (2008)
Amalia watches the movie
Let's Dance (2009)
the documentary shows clips from this film
Vito (2011)
Clips featured.
Sound of Song: The Recording Revolution (2015) (TV Episode)
excerpts shown
Film '72: Episode #45.8 (2016) (TV Episode)
Footage shown

Spoofed in 

Top Flat (1935) (Short)
Grand Slam Opera (1936) (Short)
The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #11.15 (1978) (TV Episode)
Parodied as "High Hat".
Tales from the Crypt: Dead Right (1990) (TV Episode)
dancing imitated during "Cheek to Cheek"
Great Performances: Burn the Floor (1999) (TV Episode)
unconventional staging of "Top Hat" and "Cheek to Cheek"
Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011) (TV Movie)
The two Doofenshmirtz's appear as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

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