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A Quick Tip by Adrianna

  • Jul 7, 2011
This was the first Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musical that I saw. It's one that I will never forget, and I highly recommend it to all viewers, even if you are not a musicals fan. I loved this film so much that I wrote two reviews about it:

  1. Dancing Cheek to Cheek, posted in The Silver Screen Community
  2. I'm in Heaven, posted in Movie Hype

I don't usually write multiple reviews for one topic, so you know it's got to be good if I took the time to look at the film through different perspectives. I'm not sure what I like most about Fred Astaire's pieces...his singing or his dancing. Talk about a winning combination!
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July 07, 2011
Yes it is a winning combo! Great tip and you had inspired me to check out more of them. Fred danced with other partners too and I've been checking them out too from Netflix. Some are great, others not so great or very thin plots, but Fred's dancing is great. Even his bad films are three stars or better.
July 07, 2011
I hear you there, James. It's Astaire that makes these films, imho. It's nice that he has partners to dance with, but I'm watching Astaire the most. I actually think I like his singing the most. :) Thanks for reading my QT!
July 07, 2011
Yep, he sure has those pipes! You're welcome.
July 07, 2011
Agreed!
 
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Dancing Cheek to Cheek
Read an additional review about the film: I'm in Heaven      Jason and I finally attended one of the Based on the Book Film Series at the Humboldt County Library. I was able to convince him to go because they were showing musicals all month, and he's always been a fan of musicals.       On Tuesday, January 4, at 6:30pm, we went to the library to see Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and Everett Horton in a film called Top Hat. We hadn't …
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Top Hat is a 1935 screwball comedy musical film in which Fred Astaire plays an American dancer named Jerry Travers, who comes to London to star in a show produced by Horace Hardwick (Edward Everett Horton). He meets and attempts to impress Dale Tremont (Ginger Rogers) to win her affection. The film also features Eric Blore as Hardwick's valet Bates, Erik Rhodes as Alberto Beddini, a fashion designer and rival for Dale's affections, and Helen Broderick as Hardwick's long-suffering wife Madge.

The film was written by Allan Scott and Dwight Taylor. It was directed by Mark Sandrich. The songs were written by Irving Berlin. "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails" and "Cheek to Cheek" have become American song classics.

It has been nostalgically referenced — particularly its "Cheek to Cheek" segment — in many films, including The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) and The Green Mile (1999).

Top Hat was the most successful picture of Astaire and Rogers' partnership (and Astaire's second most successful picture after Easter Parade), achieving second place in worldwide box-office receipts for 1935.[4] While some dance critics maintain that Swing Time contained a finer set of dances,[4][5] Top Hat remains, to this day, the partnership's best-known work.[6]

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Director: Mark Sandrich
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: 1935
MPAA Rating: G
Studio: RKO Radio Pictures
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