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Movie Time: Top Hat

February 6, 2013 - 19:30 to 21:30
Charles Allis Art Museum
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1935, 99 min

Fred Astaire, Ginger Rodgers, Edward Everett Horton, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore

Considered by many the very best of the ten films co-starring Astaire and Rodgers. Top Hat follows
the usual Rodgers/Astaire plot of mistaken identities, disliking one another, and then finally finding love through their funny sidekicks. It’s the dancing though that really counts! Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin include, Isn’t It a Lovely Day to be Caught in the Rain, Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails (Astaire’s signature song), Academy Award nominated Cheek to Cheek (with its famous flying feathers), and the Academy Award Nominated dance direction, The Piccolino. Nominated for Best Picture.