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Topper Returns

Topper Returns (1941)

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Release Date: Mar 21, 1941 Limited

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The third of producer Hal Roach's Topper films, Topper Returns eschews the frothy "screwball" format of the first two in favor of an "old dark house" comedy-mystery. Roland Young returns as banker Cosmo Topper, who gallantly offers a lift to pretty hitchhikers Gail Richards (Joan Blondell) and Ann Carrington (Carole Landis). This results in a few baleful glances from Topper's wife, Clara (Billie Burke), but the worst is still to come. It seems that Gail and Ann are en route to a chilly old

Aug 22, 2000

United Artists

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

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Roland Young is funny

July 9, 2005

Really funny sequel that outdoes its predecessors.

October 1, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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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.
August 19, 2011
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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."
January 11, 2011
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Just as funny as the first, and a vast improvement over the first sequel.
July 7, 2008
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