MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,582 this week

Top Man (1943)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 31 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

, (story)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3802 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 871 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 60 titles
created 31 May 2013
 
a list of 50 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Top Man" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Top Man (1943)

Top Man (1943) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Top Man.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Wind (1928)
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A frail young woman from the east moves in with her cousin in the west, where she causes tension within the family and is slowly driven mad.

Director: Victor Sjöström
Stars: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love
The Climax (1944)
Horror | Musical | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A demented physician becomes obsessed with a young singer whose voice sounds similar to his late mistress.

Director: George Waggner
Stars: Boris Karloff, Susanna Foster, Turhan Bey
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A grandson of a recently deceased millionaire mistakes a beautiful female disc jockey for her aunt, who once dated the grandfather.

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Deanna Durbin, Donald O'Connor, John Dall
Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

Directors: Charles Laughton, Robert Mitchum, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Donald O'Connor, Janet Leigh, Buddy Hackett
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

18-year-old Angela, reared in a New England town by her Aunt Betsy, receives an inheritance which she uses to go to New York, ostensibly for voice training, but she is pursuing Major Hilary... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist
Stars: Donald O'Connor, Susanna Foster, Peggy Ryan
Biography | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Andrew L. Stone
Stars: Allan Jones, Mary Martin, Walter Connolly
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Frank Ryan
Stars: Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, Frances Dee
Mister Big (1943)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

At the Davis School of the Theatre, run by Jeremy Taswell, where teen-age kids study drama and the serious arts, instructors Johnny Hanley and Alice Taswell are in love. The students, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Donald O'Connor, Gloria Jean, Peggy Ryan
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Allan Jones, Jane Frazee, Gloria Jean
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Milton Haskins, a math genius known for his infallibility with numbers, quits his job with an insurance company when he discovers he made a mistake, and hooks up with a traveling carnival. ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hively
Stars: Donald O'Connor, Olga San Juan, Martha Stewart
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, Jack Oakie
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Don Warren
Susanna Foster ...
Connie Allen
...
Beth Warren
...
Tom Warren
Peggy Ryan ...
Jane Warren
Anne Gwynne ...
Pat Warren
...
Ed Thompson
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Mr. Fairchild
Louise Beavers ...
Cleo - the Warrens' Maid
Dickie Love ...
Tommy Haley
Marcia Mae Jones ...
Erna Lane
David Holt ...
Archie Fleming
Barbara Brown ...
Mrs. Martha Fairchild
Count Basie and His Orchestra ...
Count Basie's Orchestra
Borrah Minevitch Rascals ...
Harmonica Rascals (as Borrah Minevitch's Rascals)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

world war two | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Donald Tops Himself! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 September 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Grande Homem  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

To promote another Universal Film, Peggy Ryan's character at one point says (for no apparent reason): "Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man." See more »

Connections

References Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Git It, I'd Like to See You Wit' It
Lyrics by Robert Russell
Music by Milton Ebbins
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan...And Susanna Foster?
16 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Top Man" is a cute movie. Decent and fun. But it's definitely not up to par with some of the other Donald O'Connor-Peggy Ryan musicals, like "Mister Big" or "Patrick the Great". The songs and dances in "Top Man" are alright. I particularly liked the gypsy number done by O'Connor and Ryan at towards the end of the movie. And Susanna Foster gets some nice songs, too. It was also a joy to see Lillian Gish in a talkie, since I've only seen her in silents.

The only thing about this movie that bothers me is the cast. Yes, this sounds silly, since I was just praising the cast for their talent. And they are all very talented. But, take this for example. O'Connor was 17, and Ryan and Foster were 18. However, Foster looks as if she's in her 20's and sings like she's in her 30's. Thus, her being the love interest for O'Connor is a bit strange. Don't get me wrong. Foster has a gorgeous voice. In fact, she's one of my very favorite singers. But here's what I find very odd: The same year that "Top Man" was made (1943), Foster was in the lavish production of "The Phantom of the Opera", playing the lead, Chrstine. So, the same year Foster's in a very sophisticated and high class movie, they put her in a corny little teenage musical?

Anyways, "Top Man" is cute and all. But if you want some better O'Connor and Ryan, check out "Mister Big", "Patrick the Great", or "The Merry Monahans", where O'Connor has better love interests.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Top Man (1943) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?