Director: Mark Sandrich
Original Release: 1935
My Overall Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Who am I kidding? This is a Fred & Ginger picture. Story's just a garnish. This movie's all about the dancing. 80 years after this, their most successful film together, Astaire and Rogers are still the most famous dance partners in Hollywood history. The pair made ten movies in total and Top Hat is generally considered to have the strongest story. Astaire, often frustrated by the way his dancing was filmed, appreciated Top Hat for the full body shots. Too often, his dances were only filmed from the waist up - ridiculous for a tap dancer. Irving Berlin wrote the songs, "Cheek to Cheek" being the most famous.