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Uniform Title Top hat (Motion picture)
Title Top hat [videorecording] / a Radio Picture ; a Pandro S. Berman production ; screen play by Dwight Taylor and Allan Scott ; story by Dwight Taylor ; directed by Mark Sandrich.

Imprint [United States] : Turner Entertainment Co. ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2005]


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Description 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1935.
Also issued as part of the box set: Astaire & Rogers collection, volume 1.
Special features: Commentary by Ava Astaire McKenzie and film historian Larry Billman; "On top: inside the success of Top Hat" featurette (2005 ; 18 min. ; col. & b&w); "Watch the birdie" comedy short with Bob Hope (1935 ; 18 min. ; b&w); "Page Miss Glory" classic cartoon (1936 ; ca. 8 min. ; col.); Theatrical trailer.
Credits Lyrics and music, Irving Berlin ; musical director, Max Steiner ; gowns by Bernard Newman ; photographed by David Abel ; photographic effects by Vernon Walker ; ensembles staged by Hermes Pan ; art director, Van Nest Polglase ; set dressing by Thomas Little ; recorded by Hugh McDowell, Jr. ; music recorded by P.J. Faulkner, Jr. ; edited by William Hamilton.
Cast Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes, Eric Blore, Helen Broderick.
Summary Showman Jerry Travers is working for producer Horace Hardwick in London. Jerry demonstrates his new dance steps late one night in Horace's hotel, much to the annoyance of sleeping Dale Tremont below. She goes upstairs to complain and the two are immediately attracted to each other. Complications arise when Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono
Language English dialogue, optional English, French or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Mistaken identity -- Drama
Genre/Form Musical films
Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Sandrich, Mark, 1900-1945 Director.
Berman, Pandro S., 1905-1996. Producer.
Taylor, Dwight Screenwriter.
Scott, Allan, 1906-1995 Screenwriter.
Astaire, Fred. Actor.
Rogers, Ginger, 1911-1995 Actor.
Horton, Edward Everett Actor.
Rhodes, Erik, 1906-1990 Actor.
Blore, Eric, 1887-1959 Actor.
Broderick, Helen, 1891-1959. Actor.
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989 Lyricist. Composer.
Steiner, Max, 1888-1971 Musical director.
Newman, Bernard, 1903-1966 Costume designer.
Abel, David, 1883-1973 Cinematographer.
Walker, Vernon L., 1894-1948 Production personnel.
Pan, Hermes, 1905-1990 Choreographer.
Polglase, Van Nest, 1898-1968 Artistic director.
Little, Thomas, 1886-1985 Set designer.
McDowell, Hugh Sound designer.
Faulkner, P. J. (Philip J.) Recording engineer.
Hamilton, William, 1893-1942 Film editor.
McKenzie, Ava Astaire Commentator.
Billman, Larry Commentator.
Hope, Bob, 1903-2003 Actor.
Turner Entertainment Co.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
RKO Radio Pictures
Added Title On top, inside the success of Top hat.
Watch the birdie.
Page Miss Glory.
Astaire & Rogers collection, volume 1.
ISBN 9780780650787 (set)
0780650786 (set)
Standard No. 053939659023
053939725926 set
Music No. T6590 Turner Home Entertainment
T7259 Warner Home Video (set)

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