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Topper Returns (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery | 21 March 1941 (USA)
A fun-loving young woman finds herself murdered after trading bedrooms with her wealthy friend. Her ghost seeks aid from a banker 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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When Gail says, "Just like the Pot O' Gold program", she is referring to the popular radio show that was on NBC from September 1939 to December 1941. The premise was whoever answered the phone from a number chosen at random would win $1,000 ($17,000 in 2016). Of course calling random numbers out of the phone book would result in a lot of calls not being answered. See more »

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When Ann first meets her father, talks to the clock-winding woman and receives the jewels, she changes chairs from one with a straight top, to one with a curved top, and back again, as well as going from sitting properly to sitting on the arm. See more »

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Lillian: The Chinese Room will be yours, Miss Richards.
Gail Richards: Oh, you're a doll.
Gail Richards: [to Ann] Well, this is just dandy. I travel seven thousand miles just to get away from Chinamen, and here I am with everything but a bowl of rice.
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Excellent Comedy/Mystery
15 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

I agree with the comments that this 1941 "sequel" to the 1937 classic is actually a better film despite the absence of Cary Grant. This movie is loaded with talented people - Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis, Billie Burke, George Zucco, Patsy Kelly, Eddie Anderson, Dennis O'Keefe, Rafela Ottiano, all of whom have their moments to shine. Blondell is the only bona fide major movie star in the group but it's very much an ensemble cast picture in a way you don't often see in movies from the period. Mainly a slapstick comedy, it works as a mystery too, I was surprised by the murderer's identity. Anderson and Burke are particularly funny and Blondell is a delight, very sassy and very sexy, she looks a few pounds heavier than in her 1930's Warner Bros. films but those extra curves look sensational on her, making her more Mae West-like than ever.


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