Top Hat

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The third Astaire-Rogers movie (not counting Flying Down to Rio) and one of the best, with a superlative Irving Berlin score (it includes 'No Strings', 'Isn't This a Lovely Day?', 'Top Hat, White Tie and Tails' and 'Cheek to Cheek'), and equally superlative Hermes Pan routines which spark a distinct sexual electricity between the pair. Oddly enough, the film is almost slavishly patterned on The Gay Divorcee, with the scene again shifting from London to a resort (Venice in this case), the plot again turning on mistaken identity, and the comedy again reliant on Horton, Blore and Rhodes. The reason you don't really notice this - with Top Hat readily springing to mind as the archetypal Fred'n'Ginger movie - is the booster given by Van Nest Polglase's stunning white Art Deco designs, which were to set the tone for the series.

Release details

Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Mark Sandrich
Screenwriter: Dwight Taylor, Allan Scott
Cast: Fred Astaire
Ginger Rogers
Edward Everett Horton
Helen Broderick
Erik Rhodes
Eric Blore

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Joe

Fantastic film you'll not find anything like it ever again!

Joe

Fantastic film you'll not find anything like it ever again!