The fourth pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and the first with a screenplay written specifically for them, TOP HAT is the quintessential Astaire-Rogers musical, complete with a silly plot, romance, dapper outfits, art deco sets, and plenty of wonderful songs and dance numbers. Set
in London (though the story really unfolds in Hollywood's mythical Fred-and-Ginger-Land), TOP HAT's tale of mistaken identity concerns American song-and-dance man Jerry Travers (Astaire), who becomes as enamored of lovely Dale Tremont (Rogers) as she is of him. Problems arise, however, when Dale
comes to believe that Jerry is the husband (whom she's never met) of her good friend ...