I re-watched the Top Hat DVD which I purchased only this year. It was a happy movie, surely in some one's top 100 list, with great music and dancing. It may seem simplistic to say this, but this movie was made during the 1930s, the second last time there were serious Economic troubles. I hope Hollywood can make movies, happy movie,s again sometime. The times now are ripe for movies that buck up the spirit - not the morbid and fare that Hollywood seems to make nothing but now.
I would love nothing more than for Tony to have the toughness of a Patton, the mental sternness of a Jesuit, and the aristocratic flair of a Fred Astaire.