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Topper Returns -- 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...

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Director:
Writers:
Thorne Smith (based on: the fictional characters by the late)
Jonathan Latimer (original screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
21 March 1941 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Topper's having girl trouble again!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more »
User Reviews:
Funniest old movie I have ever seen. Will keep you in suspense until the end. See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joan Blondell ... Gail Richards

Roland Young ... Cosmo Topper

Carole Landis ... Ann Carrington

Billie Burke ... Mrs. Topper
Dennis O'Keefe ... Bob

Patsy Kelly ... Maid

H.B. Warner ... Mr. Carrington

Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Chauffeur
George Zucco ... Dr. Jeris
Donald MacBride ... Sgt. Roberts
Rafaela Ottiano ... Lillian
Trevor Bardette ... Rama
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddy Chandler ... Jim - Police Sergeant (uncredited)
John Kelly ... Engine Room Sailor-Henchman in Striped Shirt (uncredited)
George Lloyd ... Boat Captain (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Second Butler (uncredited)
Slicker the Seal ... Slicker the Seal (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Darryl - Police Officer (uncredited)
Duke York ... Engine Room Sailor-Henchman in Black (uncredited)
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Directed by
Roy Del Ruth 
 
Writing credits
Thorne Smith (based on: the fictional characters by the late)

Jonathan Latimer (original screenplay) &
Gordon Douglas (original screenplay)

Paul Girard Smith (additional dialogue) (as Paul Gerard Smith)

Produced by
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Werner R. Heymann 
 
Cinematography by
Norbert Brodine (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
James E. Newcom (film editor) (as James Newcom)
 
Art Direction by
Nicolai Remisoff 
 
Set Decoration by
William Stevens (set decorations) (as W.L. Stevens)
 
Costume Design by
Royer (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernard Carr .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
William Randall .... sound recordist
Elmer Raguse .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Roy Seawright .... photographic effects
 
Music Department
Irvin Talbot .... orchestra conductor
 
Other crew
Hal Roach .... presenter
Irene Martin .... stand-in: Joan Blondell (uncredited)
H.W. Winston .... animal trainer: Slicker the seal (uncredited)
 
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88 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
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Trivia:
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:
Continuity: When Bob the cab driver goes after Ann's attacker on the balcony, his hair is messed up by the wind, but when he comes back in and confronts Lillian the housekeeper, his hair is neatly combed.See more »
Quotes:
Cabbie:Well, here, read it - or am I expecting too much?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Penny Dreadful (2005)See more »

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21 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Funniest old movie I have ever seen. Will keep you in suspense until the end., 7 January 2001
Author: jmcsparin from Harrisburg, IL

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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