Film critics pick the 50 best movies of all time

From film critics Gail Kinn and Jim Piazza's new book 'The Greatest Movies Ever,' their picks for the 50 greatest films

47. 'Top Hat'


"Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers shimmer across the dance floor in a timeless, spaceless whirl called romance," Kinn and Piazza write of the 1935 film directed by Mark Sandrich. Star Astaire's screen test reportedly came with the note, "Can't act. Can't sing. Balding. Can dance a little," according to Biography.

According to Rogers, during the "Cheek to Cheek" number, Rogers' dress shed feathers everywhere, and filming had to be halted to fix the problem. Astaire nicknamed his co-star "Feathers" after the incident.

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