Topper Returns (1941)

Topper Returns




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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.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Thorne Smith, Gordon Douglas, Jonathan Latimer, Paul Gerard Smith, Gordon M. Douglas
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On DVD: Aug 22, 2000
United Artists


as Gail Richards

as Cosmo Topper

as Ann Carrington

as Mrs. Topper

as Emily the Maid

as Mr. Carrington

as Dr. Jeris

as Sgt. Roberts
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Critic Reviews for Topper Returns

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The third and last of the Topper series, which began in 1937 with Cary Grant, combines mystery, comedy, and special effects.

Full Review… | February 27, 2013

Roland Young is funny

July 9, 2005

Really funny sequel that outdoes its predecessors.

October 1, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


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."


Super Reviewer

Just as funny as the first, and a vast improvement over the first sequel.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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