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Top Hat [DVD] [1935]

  • SKU: 7326271
  • Release Date: 08/16/2005
  • Rating: NR
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features


    • Commentary by Fred Astaire's daughter Ava Astaire McKenzie and film historian Larry Billman
    • New featurette on top: Inside the success of Top Hat
    • Comedy short "Watch the Birdie" with Bob Hope
    • Classic cartoon "Page Miss Glory"
    • Theatrical trailer
    • English, French, and Spanish subtitles
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Top Hat
    One of the best of the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musicals, Top Hat centers on a typical mistaken-identity plot, with wealthy Dale Tremont (Rogers), on holiday in London and Venice, assuming that American entertainer Jerry Travers (Astaire) is the husband of her friend Madge (Helen Broderick) -- who's actually the wife of Jerry's business manager Horace Hardwick (Edward Everett Horton). Complicating matters is Dale's jealous suitor Beddini (Erik Rhodes), whose motto is "For the woman the kiss -- for the man the sword." Beddini is disposed of by some last-minute chicanery on the part of Jerry's faithful valet Bates (Eric Blore), paving the way for the happy ending everyone knew was coming from the opening scene. The Irving Berlin score includes "Cheek to Cheek," "Isn't it a Lovely Day?," and the jaunty title song. The charisma of the stars, the chemistry of the supporting players, the white-telephone art direction of Van Nest Polglaise, the superlative choreography by Astaire and Hermes Pan, and the effervescent direction of Mark Sandrich all combine to make Top Hat a winner. Originally released at 101 minutes, the film was for many years available only in its 93-minute reissue form; it has since been restored archivally to 99 minutes. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Fred Astaire
      Fred Astaire - Jerry Travers
    • Ginger Rogers
      Ginger Rogers - Dale Tremont
    • Edward Everett Horton
      Edward Everett Horton - Horace Hardwick
    • Image coming soon
      Erik Rhodes - Alberto Beddini
    • Helen Broderick
      Helen Broderick - Madge Hardwick



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    100%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Early Astaire Film

      Posted
      DrPike
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      This is a great example of a young Fred Astaire. It's adds depth to the actor I remember first from It Takes a Thief, and later, form Battlestar Galactica.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      What's not to love!

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      Samsunglady
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member
      • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

      Beautiful dancing and classic black and white! Cute story with great music. They definitely don't make them like this anymore!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic Movie

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      backtothefuturefan
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Great classic movie for a great price. I got this for my Mom for Christmas and she loved it.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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