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Topper Returns (1941)

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A sassy girl finds herself dead after trading bedrooms with her heiress friend. Her ghost seeks aid from banker Cosmo Topper to find out why and by whom.

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Topper is once again tormented by a fun-loving spirit. This time, it's Joan Blondell, who was accidentally murdered while vacationing at the home of her wealthy friend, Ann Carrington (Landis), the intended victim. With Topper's help, Joan sets out to find her killer with the expected zany results. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Topper's having girl trouble again!


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21 March 1941 (USA)  »

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Ich suche meinen Mörder  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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In the film, Eddie (played by Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson) says that he's going back to "Mr. Benny", an in-joke reference to the fact that Anderson played Rochester, the valet, on Jack Benny's radio program and later TV show. See more »

Goofs

In several scenes, when Gail is invisible and she lifts up one of the wine bottles, the wires lifting them up can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Clara Topper: Why, you're all wet. Is it raining out? Oh, but you haven't been out. Can't be raining in. Well, if it has, it's all cleared up.
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Funniest old movie I have ever seen. Will keep you in suspense until the end.
7 January 2001 | by (Harrisburg, IL) – See all my reviews

Topper Returns is the funniest old movie I have ever seen. I have seen it several times, and each and every time it has kept me in stitches. Topper Returns is a murder mystery/comedy, that will keep you in suspense until the end. Joan Blondell is at her best in this one, and Billie Burke will keep you in stitches as the ditzy Mrs. Topper.


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