Top Hat

Top Hat

DVD - 2005
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Musical comedy in which Rogers and Astaire dance their way to romance despite a case of mistaken identity.
Audience: OFRB rating: PG.
Publisher: Burbank : Warner Home Video, [2005]
Copyright Date: ℗2005
ISBN: 9780780639898
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Top
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : digital, sound, black and white ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.


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Nov 16, 2018

What a great movie! And surprisingly funny, especially Alberto who had me in stitches. Not as much dancing as I expected, but more comedy and a fun tale of miscommunication.

d2013 Aug 15, 2016

Great musical entertainment!

May 12, 2016

VERY GOOD 1935 screwball musical comedy film with Fred Astaire at age 36 and Ginger Rodgers at 24. Just learned that Ginger is associated with the phrase 'backwards and in high heels' (the title of her memoir) referencing how lady moves work in partner dancing.
I found the mistaken identity story line a little weak (as was some of the humor like the 'screwball' putting steak on the black eye scene), but the singing/dancing/staging sequences, etc. were excellent. 'It's a Lovely Day (To Be Caught In the Rain)' was particularly good filmed in the outdoor concert area. And the fabulous near end 'The Piccolina' gondola sequence created by the massively expensive combining of two separate sound stages with water, boats and three bridges was one of the best ever.
Not as good as top notch 1948 'Easter Parade' Astaire musical, but they had another decade plus to develop/perfect that particular film style.
Still, 'Top Hat' is well worth a watch; glad I did!

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