Topper Returns (1937)
Front Cover Actor
Constance Bennett
Cary Grant
Roland Young Cosmo Topper
Joan Blondell Gail Richards
Carole Landis Ann Carrington
Billie Burke Clara Topper
Dennis O'Keefe Bob, the Taxi Driver
Patsy Kelly Emily, the Maid
H.B. Warner Mr. Carrington
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson Edward, the Chauffeur
George Zucco Dr. Jeris
Donald MacBride Police Sgt. Roberts
Eddie "Rochester" Anderson Chauffeur
Alan Mowbray
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Fantasy; Mystery; Romance
Director Norman Z. McLeod; Roy Del Ruth
Producer Hal Roach
Writer Gordon Douglas; Jonathan Latimer
Studio Lions Gate
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 27 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
A classic screwball comedy with a supernatural twist, Topper stars the incomparable Cary Grant and sparkling Constance Bennett as George and Marion Kirby, a fun-loving couple who cap an evening of jazz and champagne by running their car into a tree. They return as ghosts with a mandate to liven up the straight-laced hen-pecked life of bank president Cosmo Topper (Roland Young), who's hungry for just such a shake-up. Before long he's boozing, dancing, and getting into fights, all of which gives him a rakish reputation--much to the consternation of his wife (Billie Burke, best known as Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz). The sequel replaces Grant and Bennett with Joan Blondell, who can't quite compare, but she's charming in her own way. Topper Returns is a rambunctious murder mystery with some gorgeous sets and elegant cinematography--the sequence of Blondell's death and ghostly rise is dazzling. --Bret Fetzer
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1371
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/24/04
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Edition Topper/Topper Returns
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
UPC 707729138280
Chapters
Release Date 2/17/04
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Black & White Closed-captioned