Top Hat is a 1935 American musical screwball comedy film in which Fred Astaire plays an American tap 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.
An American dancer, Jerry Travers comes to London to star in a show produced by the bumbling Horace Hardwick. While practicing a tap dance routine in his hotel bedroom, he awakens Dale Tremont on the floor below. She storms upstairs to complain, whereupon Jerry falls hopelessly in love with her and proceeds to pursue her all over London.
|author||Allan Scott Dwight Taylor|
|keywords||bumble fashion designer gondola hopelessly in love malapropism married opening night tap dance|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Production Design|
|producer||Pandro S. Berman|
|publisher||RKO Radio Pictures|
|theme||dance musical comedy romantic comedy romantic musical screwball comedy|