Top Hat

Top Hat (1935)

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Horace Hardwick: You know how wives are.
Jerry Travers: No I don't. How are they?

Bates: Sic transit gloria mundi. "Thus passes the glory of the world."

Dale Tremont: Madge, have you any objections if I scare your husband so that he'll never look at another woman?
Madge Hardwick: Dale, no husband is ever too scared to look.

Jerry Travers: Are you afraid of thunder?
Dale Tremont: Oh, no. It's just the noise.
Jerry Travers: You know what thunder is, don't you?
Dale Tremont: Of course. It's something about the air.
Jerry Travers: No, no. When a clumsy cloud from here meets a fluffy little cloud from there, he billows towards her. She scurries away and he scuds right up to her. She cries a little and there you have you showers. He comforts her. They spark. That's the lightning. They kiss. Thunder.

Jerry Travers: I think I feel an attack coming on. There's only one thing that can stop me.
Dale Tremont: Why, you must tell me what it is.
Jerry Travers: My nurses always put their arms around me.

Horace Hardwick: What kind of plane?
Jerry Travers: One with wings.

Horace Hardwick: You mean to sit there and tell me that that girl slapped your face in front of all those people for nothing?
Jerry Travers: Well, what would you have done? Sold tickets?

Dale Tremont: I dropped up from the room below where I've been trying to get some sleep.
Jerry Travers: Oh, I'm sorry! I didn't realise I was disturbing you. You see, every once in a while I suddenly find myself... dancing.
Dale Tremont: Oh, I suppose it's some kind of an affliction.

Madge Hardwick: My dear, when you're as old as I am, you take your men as you find them - if you can find them.

Alberto Beddini: As Mrs. Adam, what would you wear?
Dale Tremont: Fig leaves.

Madge Hardwick: You know, as long as you remain a spinster you'll remain a target for every philandering male. You should really get a husband to call your own.

Alberto Beddini: I promised my dresses that I would take them to Venice and that you would be in them.

Jerry Travers: In dealing with a girl or horse, one just lets nature take its course.

Horace Hardwick: Mr. Travers is in trouble. He has practically put his foot right into a hornets' nest.
Bates: But hornets' nests grow on trees, sir.
Horace Hardwick: Never mind that. We have got to do something.
Bates: What about rubbing it with butter, sir?
Horace Hardwick: You blasted fool, you can't rub a girl with butter.
Bates: My sister got into a hornets' nest and we rubbed HER with butter, sir.
Horace Hardwick: That's the wrong treatment, you should've used mud - Never mind that.

Continuity mistake: During Astaire's big number "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails," he produces an invitation on stage, sings about it, then crumples it up, and tosses it away. It must be nearby on the stage, but when we finally see the entire stage, the invitation is gone.

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