History Film / TopHat

23rd Mar '16 12:20:45 PM Prfnoff
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Jerry Travers (Astaire) is an American dancer who comes to London to star in a show produced by his friend, Horace Hardwick (Edward Everett Horton). [[HappyDance During the night, in their shared large suite, Jerry begins to loudly sing and dance about how he loves to sing and dance]], disturbing Dale Tremont (Rogers) in the room below. Horace goes to talk to the management after their room is phoned and Dale confronts Jerry in the room upstairs, only for him to become [[LoveAtFirstSight instantly infatuated with her]]. She leaves angry and Jerry silently serenades her to sleep with a sand dance. After one more meeting and Jerry sending her flowers, Dale goes to the front desk to find out the name of the man in the room above her and they say it's Horace Hardwick, the husband of Dale's friend, Madge (Helen Broderick).

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Jerry Travers (Astaire) is an American dancer who comes to London to star in a show produced by his friend, Horace Hardwick (Edward Everett Horton).(Creator/EdwardEverettHorton). [[HappyDance During the night, in their shared large suite, Jerry begins to loudly sing and dance about how he loves to sing and dance]], disturbing Dale Tremont (Rogers) in the room below. Horace goes to talk to the management after their room is phoned and Dale confronts Jerry in the room upstairs, only for him to become [[LoveAtFirstSight instantly infatuated with her]]. She leaves angry and Jerry silently serenades her to sleep with a sand dance. After one more meeting and Jerry sending her flowers, Dale goes to the front desk to find out the name of the man in the room above her and they say it's Horace Hardwick, the husband of Dale's friend, Madge (Helen Broderick).
11th Mar '16 5:19:12 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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'''''Top Hat''''' is a 1935 ScrewballComedy [[TheMusical Musical]] starring Creator/FredAstaire and Creator/GingerRogers and is often cited as the most successful production in their joint career, with music by IrvingBerlin.

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'''''Top Hat''''' ''Top Hat'' is a 1935 ScrewballComedy [[TheMusical Musical]] starring Creator/FredAstaire and Creator/GingerRogers and is often cited as the most successful production in their joint career, with music by IrvingBerlin.
2nd Sep '15 5:03:39 AM Mdumas43073
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''Top Hat'' is a 1935 ScrewballComedy [[TheMusical Musical]] starring Creator/FredAstaire and Creator/GingerRogers and is often cited as the most successful production in their joint career, with music by IrvingBerlin.

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''Top Hat'' '''''Top Hat''''' is a 1935 ScrewballComedy [[TheMusical Musical]] starring Creator/FredAstaire and Creator/GingerRogers and is often cited as the most successful production in their joint career, with music by IrvingBerlin.
3rd Aug '15 12:14:17 PM jayoungr
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* FlowersOfRomance: Jerry buys out the entire stock of a flower shop to fill Dale's room with roses.
1st Jul '15 12:13:54 PM jayoungr
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* InvoluntaryDance: Jerry claims to be suffering from a medical condition that causes this. Hopefully, he tells Dale that the nurses always cure it by putting their arms around him.
26th Jun '15 3:11:32 PM jayoungr
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* BusbyBerkleyNumber: "The Piccolino."

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* BusbyBerkleyNumber: BusbyBerkeleyNumber: "The Piccolino."
26th Jun '15 3:11:01 PM jayoungr
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Digitally remastered versions of the films have been released to DVD over the years and a stage production toured the UK in 2011, which received positive reviews. The production moved to Broadway in the US in early-2012 and returned to the UK to settle in the West End.

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Digitally remastered versions of the films have been released to DVD over the years and a stage production ScreenToStageAdaptation toured the UK in 2011, which received positive reviews. The production moved to Broadway in the US in early-2012 and returned to the UK to settle in the West End.



* AdaptationExpansion: Several more songs were added to the stage production. All of them were songs by IrvingBerlin, who had written the music for the original film.
* AmusingInjuries: Horace putting a cooked steak on his black-eye.

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* AdaptationExpansion: Several more songs were added to the stage production. All of them were songs by IrvingBerlin, who had written the music for the original film.

[[AC:Original Film]]
* AmusingInjuries: Horace putting a cooked steak on his black-eye.black eye.



* BusbyBerkleyNumber: "The Piccolino."



* CampGay: The director Jerry asks for advice on women, in the stage version.



* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: In the original "Sandman" dance routine, the song is played as slightly romantic but still as a comedy. In the stage production they play up the romantic aspect as high as possible.



* DisguisedInDrag: One of Bates' many disguises, in the stage version.



* FunetikAksent: Alberto Beddini.

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* FunetikAksent: FunnyForeigner: Alberto Beddini.



* IrrelevantActOpener: The opening sequence (in the stage version) is part of a fictional show starring Jerry.



* PimpedOutDress: Dale's feather dress

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* PimpedOutDress: Dale's feather dressdress.
* PoirotSpeak: Alberto Beddini.



* SerenadeYourLover: The "Sandman" dance, "Isn't This A Lovely Day", and "Cheek To Cheek".
* ShownTheirWork: The sets of the stage production are exact copies of the film sets.

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* SerenadeYourLover: The "Sandman" dance, "Isn't This A Lovely Day", and "Cheek To Cheek".
* ShownTheirWork: The sets of the stage production are exact copies of the film sets.
Cheek."



%%* TheyDo

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%%* TheyDo* TheyDo: See HappyEnding.



* YaoiFangirl: Marge doesn't mind that Alberto kisses Horace.

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* YaoiFangirl: Marge doesn't mind that Alberto kisses Horace. (Or at least pretends not to because she knows it will annoy Horace.)


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[[AC:Stage Adaptation Additions]]
* AdaptationExpansion: Several more songs were added to the stage production. All of them were songs by IrvingBerlin, who had written the music for the original film.
* CampGay: The director Jerry asks for advice on women, in the stage version.
* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: In the original "Sandman" dance routine, the song is played as slightly romantic but still as a comedy. In the stage production they play up the romantic aspect as high as possible.
* DisguisedInDrag: One of Bates' many disguises, in the stage version.
* IrrelevantActOpener: The opening sequence (in the stage version) is part of a fictional show starring Jerry.
* ShownTheirWork: The sets of the stage production are exact copies of the film sets.
31st May '15 6:14:57 PM gallium
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* BadHabits: [[spoiler:Bates disguises himself as a priest. He's the one who marries Dale and Alberto, which makes the marriage void.]]

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* BadHabits: [[spoiler:Bates Bates disguises himself as a priest. He's the one who marries Dale and Alberto, which makes the marriage void.]]



* CallBack: Jerry dancing loudly in the room above Dale. He does this [[spoiler:after Alberto and Dale have married]] so he can separate them and attempt to explain the situation.

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* CallBack: Jerry dancing loudly in the room above Dale. He does this [[spoiler:after after Alberto and Dale have married]] married so he can separate them and attempt to explain the situation.



* HappyEnding: After [[spoiler:it's revealed that Alberto and Dale's marriage was void, because the priest was Bates in disguise]], Dale and Jerry reprise their "The Piccolino" dance and dance into the sunset.
* HopelessSuitor: Alberto Beddini, but [[spoiler:he does get to marry her. Then it turns out it didn't count.]]

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* HappyEnding: After [[spoiler:it's it's revealed that Alberto and Dale's marriage was void, because the priest was Bates in disguise]], disguise, Dale and Jerry reprise their "The Piccolino" dance and dance into the sunset.
* HopelessSuitor: Alberto Beddini, but [[spoiler:he he does get to marry her. Then it turns out it didn't count.]]



* RomanticRunnerUp: [[spoiler:Alberto Beddini.]]

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* RomanticRunnerUp: [[spoiler:Alberto Alberto Beddini.]]
11th Apr '15 2:03:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:TheyDo]]

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* [[spoiler:TheyDo]]%%* TheyDo
11th Apr '15 2:03:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* ActorAllusion: The song "Let's Face The Music And Dance" was added to stage production, which had been in ''Follow The Fleet'', another film with music by [[IrvingBerlin Berlin]] and it served as a dance number between Astaire and Rogers.



* FakeAmerican: Jerry is played by Tom Chambers (British) in the stage production.
* FakeNationality: Alberto Beddini (Italian) was played by American actor, Erik Rhodes, in the film.
** In the stage production, Alberto was played by Ricardo Afonso, who is Portuguese.



* ThoseTwoActors: Astaire and Rogers
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