Top Hat

top hatThe great thing about being a film lover is there’s always something old and new to discover. There’s never a shortage of classic films to learn from and experience for the very first time. Today I witnessed the 1935 dance extravaganza Top Hat starring young twink Fred Astaire and the luminous Ginger Rogers. Probably my favorite number from the film,  Isn’t This a Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain) features Rogers in riding clothes which made their dance routine appear to be two men courting each other. Playing with gender in 1935. Take note children. Top Hat‘s plot uses a tried and true premise of mistaken identity. In the end the plot doesn’t really matter much as long as it takes us to the next dance number. Such graceful steps these two take together. Such a lovely way to spend a few hours on a holiday weekend. Black and white classic Hollywood dance films. What’s not to love? 4 out of 5 for the rat-tat-tapping Top Hat!.

Isn’t This a Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain) on YouTube.

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