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Topper (1937)

Passed  -  Comedy | Fantasy | Romance  -  16 July 1937 (USA)
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A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs.

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Mrs. Topper
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Wilkins
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Casey
Arthur Lake ...
Elevator Boy
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Mrs. Stuyvesant
Virginia Sale ...
Miss Johnson
Theodore von Eltz ...
Hotel Manager
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Policeman (as J. Farrell McDonald)
Elaine Shepard ...
Secretary
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Rustic
Si Jenks ...
Rustic
Three Hits and a Miss ...
Themselves - Vocal Quartette
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Storyline

The funloving Kerbys, stockholders in the bank of which henpecked, stuffy Cosmo Topper is president, drive recklessly once too often and become ghosts. In limbo because they've never done either good or bad deeds, they decide to try a good one now: rehabilitating Topper. Lovely, flirtatious Marion takes a keen personal interest in the job. Will Topper survive the wrath of jealous ghost George? Will Mrs. Topper find that a scandalous husband isn't all bad? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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90 ROARING MINUTES OF LAUGHS! (original 11x14 title lobby card) See more »


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16 July 1937 (USA)  »

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Topper  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Hal Roach wanted W.C. Fields and Jean Harlow to costar as George and Marian Kerby, but neither was available at the time. See more »

Goofs

You can see through various people and objects when George and Marion appear and disappear. See more »

Quotes

Cosmo Topper: Can't you even *look* like a human being?
Wilkins: I don't know, sir, I've never tried.
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Connections

Referenced in New York at the Movies (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Old Oaken Bucket
(1818) (uncredited)
Music traditional
Lyrics by Samuel Woodworth (1818)
Sung a cappella by Cary Grant
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Ghosts in purgatory try to save souls by corrupting prudish banker.
30 July 1998 | by (Waltham, MA) – See all my reviews

Hysterical movie, great characters, and watch for ghosts carrying Roland Young through lobby of hotel. Plenty of social commentary -- totally politically incorrect. My all-time favorite comedy.


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