Top Hat photo with Fred and Ginger

Top Hat [U]

Friday 28 June 2019 – Shirebrook Village Hall, Shirebrook

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Featuring Ginger Rogers; Fred Astaire

Top Hat (1935) is one of the great 1930s dance musicals, and possibly the best, most characteristic and most profitable Astaire and Rogers musical ever, with wonderful, magical dance and song numbers.

Top Hat centres on a typical mistaken-identity plot, with wealthy Dale Tremont (Rogers), on holiday in London and Venice, assuming that American entertainer Jerry Travers (Astaire) is the husband of her friend Madge (Helen Broderick) – who’s actually the wife of Jerry’s business manager Horace Hardwick (Edward Everett Horton).

Complicating matters is Dale’s jealous suitor Beddini (Erik Rhodes), whose motto is “For the woman the kiss – for the man the sword.” Beddini is disposed of by some last-minute chicanery on the part of Jerry’s faithful valet Bates (Eric Blore), paving the way for the happy ending everyone knew was coming from the opening scene.

The Irving Berlin score includes “Cheek to Cheek,” “Isn’t it a Lovely Day?,” and the jaunty title song.

Synopsis by Hal Erickson, Rovi

Timing for the film:

Start: 1.30pm

Interval: 2.30pm

2nd half: 3pm

Finish: 3.45pm

 

Cost £4 incl tea/coffee, 1 carer/family member comes free

Doors 1:00pm

Film Starts 1:30pm

Film ends 4:00pm

Venue information

Shirebrook Village Hall
Park Road
Shirebrook
Derbyshire
NG20 8JP
Shirebrook Village Hall has a free car park.

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