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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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  • Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
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Jerry Travers
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Dale Tremont
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Horace Hardwick
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Alberto Beddini
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Bates
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Madge Hardwick
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adair ...
London Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
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Flower Clerk (uncredited)
Tito Blasco ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Tom Brandon ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Roy Brent ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Phyllis Coghlan ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Venice Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Tom Costello ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Lorinne Crawford ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Guest Leaving Elevator (uncredited)
Jack Ellison ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Jack Geiger ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Peter Hobbes ...
Theatre Callboy (uncredited)
Ben Holmes ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
John Impolito ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Lora Lane ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Lido Waiter (uncredited)
Henry Mowbray ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Flower Salesman (uncredited)
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London Hotel Manager (uncredited)
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Elevator Passenger / Hotel Guest (uncredited)
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Thackeray Club Waiter (uncredited)
Rita Rozelle ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Genaro Spagnoli ...
Fisherman (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
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Italian Police Officer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mark Sandrich

Written by

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Dwight Taylor ... (screen play) and
Allan Scott ... (screen play)
 
Dwight Taylor ... (story)
 
Aladar Laszlo ... (play) (uncredited)
 
Sándor Faragó ... (play) (uncredited)
 
Ben Holmes ... (contributor to treatment) (uncredited)
 
Károly Nóti ... (adaptation) (uncredited)
 
Ralph Spence ... (contributor to screenplay construction) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Pandro S. Berman ... producer

Cinematography by

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David Abel ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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William Hamilton

Art Direction by

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Van Nest Polglase

Costume Design by

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Bernard Newman ... (gowns)

Makeup Department

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Mel Berns ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Robert J. Schiffer ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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J.R. Crone ... unit manager (uncredited)
C.J. White ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Harry D'Arcy ... assistant director (uncredited)
Richard Green ... assistant director (uncredited)
Kenneth Holmes ... assistant director (uncredited)
W. Argyle Nelson ... assistant director (uncredited)
C.C. Thompson ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Carroll Clark ... associate art director
Thomas Little ... set dresser
Steve Rez ... paint boss (uncredited)

Sound Department

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George Marsh ... sound cutter
Hugh McDowell Jr. ... recordist
Eddie Harman ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Clem Portman ... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
John E. Tribby ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Richard Van Hessen ... boom operator (uncredited)
Robert Wise ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Vernon L. Walker ... photographic effects (as Vernon Walker)
Harry Redmond Jr. ... special effects (uncredited)
Harry Redmond Sr. ... special effects supervisor (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Willard Barth ... first assistant camera
Joseph F. Biroc ... camera operator
John Miehle ... still photographer (uncredited)

Music Department

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Irving Berlin ... lyrics and music by
Philip Faulkner Jr. ... music recordist (as P.J. Faulkner Jr.)
Max Steiner ... musical director
Maurice De Packh ... music arranger (uncredited)
Arthur Knowlton ... music arranger (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell ... music arranger (uncredited)
Gene Rose ... music arranger (uncredited)
Eddie Sharpe ... music arranger (uncredited)
Max Steiner ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Other crew

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Hermes Pan ... ensembles stager
Fred Astaire ... choreographer (uncredited)
Harry Cornbleth ... stand-in: Fred Astaire (uncredited)
William Hetzler ... dance director (uncredited)
Roy Horton ... stand-in: Edward Everett Horton (uncredited)
S. Barret McCormick ... press representative (uncredited)
Elizabeth McGaffey ... research director (uncredited)
Marie Osborne ... stand-in: Ginger Rogers (uncredited)
Hermes Pan ... choreographer (uncredited)
Helen Weber ... stand-in: Helen Broderick (uncredited)
Trudy Wellman ... script clerk (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines They're Dancing Cheek-To-Cheek Again! (re-release) See more »
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Also Known As
  • The World by the Tail (United States)
  • Le danseur du dessus (France)
  • Ich tanz mich in dein Herz hinein (Germany)
  • Sombrero de copa (Spain)
  • Barret de copa (Spain, Catalan title)
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Runtime
  • 101 min
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Box Office

Budget $609,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $6,980,360

Did You Know?

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Trivia The finale of "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" production number with Fred Astaire miming his cane as a weapon "attacking" his supporting dancers, 13 canes were prepared for it. During shooting, Astaire, ever the unforgiving perfectionist, was continually breaking his canes in frustration at his mistakes, which concerned the crew that he was running out of them. As it turns out, the shooting of the scene was finished with the very last cane. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The Fabulous Musicals (1963). See more »
Soundtracks Alexander's Ragtime Band See more »
Quotes Jerry Travers: In dealing with a girl or horse, one just lets nature take its course.
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