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Director:
Writers:
Jack Jevne (screen play by) &
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Release Date:
12 January 1939 (USA) See more »
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Mrs Topper's friend Mrs Parkhurst has convinced Mrs topper, to file for a divorce from Cosmo, due to... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Ghostly Encounters--Act Two See more (17 total) »

Cast

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Constance Bennett ... Marion Kerby

Roland Young ... Mr. Topper

Billie Burke ... Mrs. Topper

Alan Mowbray ... Wilkins
Verree Teasdale ... Mrs. Parkhurst
Franklin Pangborn ... Hotel Manager
Alexander D'Arcy ... Baron
Paul Hurst ... Bartender
Armand Kaliz ... Hotel Clerk
Eddie Conrad ... Jailer
Spencer Charters ... Judge

Irving Pichel ... Prosecutor
Leon Belasco ... Bellboy
Georges Renavent ... Magistrate

Asta ... 'Mr. Atlas' - Dog (as Skippy)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Austin ... Seated Roulette Player (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Hotel Staffer Moving Bed (uncredited)
Nanette Bordeaux ... French Girl (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... Police Sergeant in Bank (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Night Club Patron (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Passerby / Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
André Cheron ... Hotel Porter (uncredited)
Jimmy Colman ... Hotel staff (uncredited)
George Davis ... French Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Jean De Briac ... Hotel staff (uncredited)
Mike Donovan ... Court Bailiff at Door (uncredited)
Paul Everton ... Defender (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Roulette Spectator (uncredited)

Cary Grant ... George Kerby (archive footage) (uncredited)
George Humbert ... Hotel Maitre d' (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ... Hotel Wine Steward (uncredited)
Tony Merlo ... Waiter (uncredited)
Torben Meyer ... Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
James C. Morton ... First Bailiff (uncredited)
Roger Neury ... Waiter (uncredited)
Alexander Pollard ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Paul Porcasi ... Casino Owner (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ... Roulette Croupier (uncredited)
Ben Taggart ... Policeman in Bank (uncredited)
Jacques Vanaire ... Casino Doorman (uncredited)
Duke York ... Second Bailiff (uncredited)
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Directed by
Norman Z. McLeod 
 
Writing credits
Jack Jevne (screen play by) &
Eddie Moran (screen play by) and
Corey Ford (screen play by)

Thorne Smith (based on the novel: "Topper Takes a Trip")

Produced by
Milton H. Bren .... producer
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Hugo Friedhofer (music score by)
Edward B. Powell (music score by) (as Edward Powell)
 
Cinematography by
Norbert Brodine (photography)
 
Film Editing by
William H. Terhune (film editor) (as William Terhune)
 
Art Direction by
Charles D. Hall (art direction)
 
Set Decoration by
William Stevens (set decorations) (as W.L. Stevens)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Earl Rettig .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Warren B. Delaplain .... sound (as W.B. Delaplain)
William Randall .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Roy Seawright .... photographic effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene .... gowns: Constance Bennett
Omar Kiam .... gowns: Billie Burke
Ernest Schrapps .... wardrobe supervision (as Ernest Schraps)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Marvin Hatley .... music supervision
 
Other crew
Hal Roach .... presents
 
Thanks
Cary Grant .... grateful acknowledgment: is expressed to, for his consent to use the scenes from the original "Topper" (as Mr. Cary Grant)
 
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80 min | West Germany:90 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Finland:S | USA:Approved (PCA #4773) | USA:TV-G (TV rating) | West Germany:12

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The dog, "Asta," is listed in the opening credits, but is missing in the final end credits. Hence the opening credits are listed first, followed by those end credits not yet listed.See more »
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Edited from Topper (1937)See more »

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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Ghostly Encounters--Act Two, 1 July 2004
Author: Ron Oliver (revilorest@juno.com) from Forest Ranch, CA

Cosmo TOPPER TAKES A TRIP--with ghostly Marion Kerby and dead dog Atlas--to the French Riviera in hopes of winning back the estranged Mrs. Topper.

Hal Roach Studios presents more of the adventures of Topper in this follow-up to their previous comedy success. Many of the comic situations are highly reminiscent of the first film, but they are still funny and enough new material has been added to engage and hold the viewer's attention.

Roland Young & Billie Burke return as the Toppers and they are still a delight--Mr. Young owlish & serious in the silliest of situations and Miss Burke forever sweetly vague and befuddled. Gorgeous Constance Bennett, as ghostess Marion, remains free-spirited in her (unwelcome) attempts to help Cosmo out of his latest pickle. Somber Alan Mowbray is also back--and in top form--as the Toppers' devout butler.

Some new costars are on hand to help liven things up: Verree Teasdale plays Mrs. Topper's catty friend; Franklin Pangborn is the oleaginous manager of the Hotel St. Pierre; and suave Alexander D'Arcy provides some laughs as a gigolo baron intent on acquiring Miss Burke's money.

Movie mavens will recognize George Davis as a temperamental porter and Paul Porcasi as a suspicious casino manager, both uncredited. Atlas is played by that remarkable canine thespian, Asta. Cary Grant appears only in footage lifted from the first film.

A couple of scenes in particular are worth waiting for--the first when Topper, with invisible ghostly help, breaks the bank at the French casino's roulette wheel; the second comes when D'Arcy is subjected to humiliating indignities on the beach, courtesy of Miss Bennett and Asta.

This was the second of a 3-film series, coming after TOPPER (1937) and followed by TOPPER RETURNS (1941).

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