Believed by many to be the best of the Astaire-Rogers musicals, “Top Hat” was also the most successful. It arrived in the middle of their run as an on-screen couple. It’s both a musical and a screwball comedy with songs by Irving Berlin. It also features a stellar supporting cast: Edward Everett Horton, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore and, wait, is that Lucile Ball?
Host Shelly Brisbin with David J. Loehr, Greg Maupin and Erika Ensign
Show Notes & Links
- Top Hat (1935) trailer
- Available to stream, rent or buy digitally
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