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Top Hat (1935)

Director: Mark Sandrich     Starring: Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40716823
UPC: 053939659023
UPC 14: 00053939659023
Category Keywords: Classic  Dance  Recommended  Romance  Vintage
Rating: NR
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Perhaps the best remembered of the 10 Astaire/Rogers musicals, Top Hat has it all: Art Deco elegance, a wonderfully addled storyline, loopy support from skilled farceurs and the incomparable chemistry of the two leads cheek-to-cheeking to Irving Berlin's finest film score. It's a wake-up call for romance when Fred's exuberant No Strings dance in his hotel suite disturbs the sleeping beauty (Ginger) in the room below. They meet cute, Fred decides he'd like a few strings (preferably a tied knot) after all and love beckons -- until Ginger mistakenly gets the idea that Fred is a married playboy. But mistakes can be wonderfully, wackily resolved. Among the highlights: Fred mows down the chorus line in his signature Top Hat, White Tie and Tails, the shimmeringly dreamy Isn't It a Lovely Day (to Be Caught in the Rain)? and the rhapsodically tender Cheek to Cheek. Nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Top Hat is top-drawer entertainment magic.

"Fred and Ginger's best.  Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"The best of Astaire/Rogers vehicles.  Sharon Delahanty, New York Post

Editor's Note
One of the best musicals by the Astaire-Rogers team. Features top tunes by Irving Berlin including "Cheek to Cheek," "Top Hat" and others. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Picture.

Features

Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), English, French, Spanish, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Turner Home Entertainment
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/16/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 100 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1935
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 6590
Video UPC UPC: 00053939659023
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Edward Everett Horton
Video Cast Info Erik Rhodes
Video Cast Info Fred Astaire
Video Cast Info Ginger Rogers
Video Cast Info Allan Scott, et. al. - Screenplay
Video Cast Info David Abel - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Irving Berlin - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Mark Sandrich - Director
Video Cast Info Pandro S. Berman - Producer
Video Cast Info William Hamilton - Editor
Plot Summary
A musical comedy full of high style, romance, mistaken identity... and Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing and singing 11 of Irving Berlin's best songs.| When Jerry Travers meets lovely Dale Tremont, it's love at first sight for him. Unfortunately, Dale's affections chill when she mistakenly believes he's her best friend's new husband. Now she's engaged to someone else... | Will she find out Jerry's real identity before she goes ahead and makes a big mistake?

Awards


Oscar (1936)
   Video Award Name Irving Berlin, Nominee, Best Music, Original Song
   Video Award Name Hermes Pan, Nominee, Best Dance Direction
   Video Award Name Carroll Clark, et. al., Nominee, Best Art Direction

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...Lovely costumes, wonderful Irving Berlin songs and those heavenly dance numbers..." 01/26/1994 p.5D

Total Film
"It's a chiffon-light romantic comedy....Irving Berlin's songs are unforgettable." 02/01/2004 p.120

Entertainment Weekly
"TOP HAT is tops with two of the duo's most sublime numbers..." 08/26/2005 p.47

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Astaire,Fred
Product attributeLabel:   Warner Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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