Top Hat Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 867

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 63

Theatrical Release Date: 09/06/1935

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Musical

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Mark Sandrich

Actors: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes, Eric Blore, Helen Broderick

Plot: 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.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/25/2019

Feel-good 1930s song and dance, "Top Hat" is as enchanting as it is entertaining.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/15/2011

This is the epitome of classic Astaire/Rogers pairings. Not only is the score by Irving Berlin memorable, but so are the many pair and solo dance numbers. The plot itself is sort of standard, but, the real star of the film is the dancing, anyway.

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Ikkinbot - wrote on 10/24/2009

A classic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie. Top Hat is one of the best of the pair. Lots of great dance numbers both for the pair and for Fred by himself. The songs are also interesting. The story is also better then most in this comedy of mistaken identity.

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 06/09/2013

Jerry Travers (Fred Astaire) shows some dance steps to Horace Hardwick (Edward Everett Horton). In effect, the lady below the room namely Dale Tremont (Ginger Rogers) complains to the manager and approaches the person responsible for the raucous. The plot when Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace, who is married to the wise and charming Madge (Helen Broderick). The soundtrack and choregraphy is a given, which was exceptional. The screenplay was intellectual with lines: "All is fair in love and war, and this is revolution!" and "In dealing with a girl or horse, one just lets nature take its course." from Jerry and "My dear, when you're as old as I am, you take your men as you find them if you can find them." from Madge. This critic feels the scene stealer was Helen Broderick, whose …

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