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Director:
Writers:
Jack Jevne (screen play) &
Eddie Moran (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
12 January 1939 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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User Reviews:
Talk about a Beach Ball ! 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

Asta ... Mr. Atlas - Dog (as Skippy)
Eddie Conrad ... Jailer
Spencer Charters ... Judge
Irving Pichel ... Prosecutor
Leon Belasco ... Bellboy
Georges Renavent ... Magistrate
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) &
Eddie Moran (screen play) and
Corey Ford (screen play)

Thorne Smith (novel "Topper Takes a Trip")

Produced by
Milton H. Bren .... producer
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Hugo Friedhofer 
Edward B. Powell  (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 
 
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 supervisor (as Ernest Schraps)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Marvin Hatley .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Hal Roach .... presenter
 
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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Runtime:
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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Talk about a Beach Ball !, 31 August 2005
Author: drednm from United States

Topper Takes a Trip just never gets going. It's an OK comedy sequel to the 1937 smash hit but without Cary Grant. That leaves Marion (Constance Bennett) alone to hound Topper (Roland Young) but the film is missing the marital sparring that made the first one so good.

Mrs. Topper (Billie Burke) is seeking a divorce because Topper and Marion had stayed at a hotel together in the first film. Slim plot device then has the Mrs. heading to France for a quickie divorce where she falls among thieves: her "friend" and a phony baron. Topper and Marion head to France to stop the divorce and foil the setup.

Roland Young is still very good with his blank face and funny body movements (when the invisible Marion is prodding him). But there's just too much talk in this one. Bennett is as always beautiful and breezy. Burke is hilarious as the dithery Mrs. Topper in a way that no one else could copy. Alan Mowbray is back in the thankless butler role as is Spencer Charters as the judge.

Verree Teasdale plays the acid friend, Alex D'Arcy the faux baron, and Franklin Pangborn is the French hotel manager. Grant appears via flashback from the original film, but his absence is not well explained. Asta (the dog) is funny too.

Not a bad film but it could have been funnier.

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