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.
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Romance
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Joan Blondell
as Gail Richards
Roland Young
as Cosmo Topper
Carole Landis
as Ann Carrington
Billie Burke
as Mrs. Topper
Patsy Kelly
as Emily the Maid
H.B. Warner
as Mr. Carrington
George Zucco
as Dr. Jeris
Donald MacBride
as Sgt. Roberts
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Critic Reviews for Topper Returns

All Critics (7)

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)

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June 29, 2005

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September 5, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Full Review… | July 27, 2003

Audience Reviews for Topper Returns

As far as sequels go, this is the anomaly... I actually enjoyed it more than the original Topper. Eddie "Rochester" Anderson adds that extra touch of comedic fun. This is one ghost film the entire family will enjoy!

Paul Wood
Paul Wood

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
Kevin M. Williams

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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."


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