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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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User Reviews:
He Had NO Sand in His Shorts! See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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)

Directed by
Norman Z. McLeod 
 
Writing credits
Jack Jevne (screen play) &
Eddie Moran (screen play) and
Corey Ford (screen play)

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 
 
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 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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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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
He Had NO Sand in His Shorts!, 7 July 2007

This sequel to the funny Topper lacks the entire sophistication of that film yet is able to stand all by itself as a worthy successor based on the performance of Roland Young once again playing the amusing, befuddled Cosmo Topper - he who sees dead people way before it became fashionable by The Sixth Sense and on a cast of wonderful character actors doing their "bit." Topper Takes a Trip does have some major flaws; however. The film opens with Young in a courtroom going through divorce proceedings from his even more befuddled wife Billie Burke. Topper explains to the courtroom how he was befriended by the ghosts of Constance Bennet and Cary Grant(who could not join his former cast-mates because he was now too big a star but magnanimously agreed to allow them to use footage from the original - Swell Guy!). This whole beginning seems very forced as it tries to make sure that all is explained in case you missed the first film. Once they get out of the courtroom, Topper and one ghost and her ghostly dog go on a drinking binge and discover that Mrs. Topper's best friend has taken her to Paris to try and get her hooked up with a Baron there. Topper and companions follow and the laughs go from a trickle to an avalanche at times as Young does all kinds of crazy things with the aid of his spectral friend. The hotel is headed by Franklin Pangborn whose performance really is a comic treat. Pangborn made me laugh so hard with that sardonic look and witticisms. Butler Alan Mowbray follows and adds a fine turn as the Topper's butler. The rest of the cast is also suitably funny. It is important to remember just how influential these films were in this little sub-genre and that the special effects used were state-of-the-art at the time(Oscar nominated in this case. Many scenes stand out for me as truly masterful bits of comedic timing: Young dancing with a ghost on the dance floor, Alexander D'Arcy(the Baron) being bulldozed by a huge beach ball while shortless in the sand, and Young being cramped in his small room standing out particularly.

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