Topper Returns (1941)
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The third of producer Hal Roach's Topper films, this entry stars Roland Young as banker Cosmo Topper, who gallantly offers a lift to pretty hitchhikers Joan Blondell and Carole Landis. Blondell and Landis are en route to a chilly old mansion, which is populated by all manner of sinister types.
|Genre:||Romance, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||Roy Del Ruth|
|Written By:||Thorne Smith, Gordon Douglas, Jonathan Latimer, Paul Gerard Smith, Gordon M. Douglas|
|In Theaters:||Mar 21, 1941 Limited|
|On DVD:||Aug 22, 2000|
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Critic Reviews for Topper Returns
The third and last of the Topper series, which began in 1937 with Cary Grant, combines mystery, comedy, and special effects.
Really funny sequel that outdoes its predecessors.
Audience Reviews for Topper Returns
There's no Cary Grant in this the third installment of the popular series. But Roland Young is the ever put upon and flustered Topper again though, this time trying to solve a murder. Along for the ride is Billie Burke as his Gracie Allen-ish wife and Eddie " Rochester" Anderson (on "loan" from Jack Benny) as his easily rattled chauffeur. Now is there a haunted house anywhere? Goofy fun.
Cast: Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis, Billie Burke, Dennis O'Keefe, Patsy Kelly, H.B. Warner, Eddie Anderson, George Zucco, Donald MacBride
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Summary: Roland Young returns as Cosmo Topper in the third and final film (following 1937's Topper and 1939's Topper Takes a Trip) in the highly popular comedy series. This time around, Joan Blondell is the ghost, and Topper helps her rest in peace by finding her murderer.
My Thoughts: "I unfortunately have only seen the third film in this series, but I hope to see the first two cause this film was a delight. Very funny and silly with a great fun cast. Billie Burke, was quite funny and had the best one-liners along with Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson. Great old film. Give it a chance if these are not your type of films."
Just as funny as the first, and a vast improvement over the first sequel.
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