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Top Hat (1935) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Mark Sandrich and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

Top Hat was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1990.

Academy Awards 1935 --- Ceremony Number 8 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionVan Nest Polglase, Carroll ClarkNominated
Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by Irving BerlinNominated
Best PictureRKO RadioNominated
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You're Invited! HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM 1930s + TOP HAT at Egyptian Theatre 3/17

on Mar 4, 2018 From GlamAmor

My HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM screening series at the Egyptian Theatre continues with the 1930s on March 17! This series is 7 parts - one event per decade from the 1920s to the 1980s - and each will be followed by a screening of a film featured in the talk. Some of the incredible style we celebrate... Read full article


DOUBLE BILL #3 Top Hat (1935) and Swing Time (1936)

By Carol Martinheira on Jun 4, 2017 From The Old Hollywood Garden

DOUBLE BILL #3 Top Hat (1935) and Swing Time (1936) On June 4, 2017June 4, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized Musicals of the 1930s are pretty much screwball comedies with songs. And they’re absolutely fabulous. Especially Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers ones. Ten adorable l... Read full article


Top Hat (1935) – Updated

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 14, 2016 From 4 Star Films

Perhaps Astaire and Rogers most famous film together, Top Hat has them at top form once more, seemingly defying gravity at the full peak of the powers. The beauty of their partnership is that they’re able to tell the progression of a love story through dance, but they do it with such ease and ... Read full article


Review: Top Hat (1935)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 14, 2016 From 4 Star Films

Perhaps Astaire and Rogers most famous film together, Top Hat has them at top form once more, seemingly defying gravity at the full peak of the powers. The beauty of their partnership is that they’re able to tell the progression of a love story through dance, but they do it with such ease and ... Read full article


Review: Top Hat (1935)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 14, 2016 From 4 Star Films

Perhaps Astaire and Rogers most famous film together, Top Hat has them in top form once more, seemingly defying gravity at the full peak of their powers. The beauty of their partnership is that they’re able to tell the progression of a love story through dance, but they do it with such ease an... Read full article


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Alberto Beddini: Poverina, Beddinni does not like to see you so sad.


Jerry Travers: All is fair in love and war, and this is revolution!


Jerry Travers: Tell me something -- do you still have that awful weakness for diamond bracelets?


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The first time Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers had a screenplay written specifically for them.
In one scene at the Lido, Madge orders a drink called a "horse's neck". It is traditionally served with a spiral of lemon (or orange) peel hanging over the edge of the glass, suggesting the curve of a horse's neck. It calls for 2 oz of bourbon or brandy, 4 oz of ginger ale, and a dash of bitters, over ice.
The end portion film was trimmed down after a preview audience complained of the length. Small parts by Donald Meek and Florence Roberts were cut. One of the last scenes to go, in which Eric Blore insults a policeman, is still present in some prints (including the RKO Collection videotape version from Turner Home Entertainment).
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