A fun-loving young woman is murdered after trading bedrooms with her wealthy friend. Her ghost seeks aid from Topper to find the murderer.

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

Thorne Smith (based on: the fictional characters conceived by the late), Jonathan Latimer (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Blondell ... Gail Richards
Roland Young ... Cosmo Topper
Carole Landis ... Ann Carrington
Billie Burke ... Mrs. Clara Topper
Dennis O'Keefe ... Bob
Patsy Kelly ... Topper's Maid
H.B. Warner ... Mr. Carrington
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Topper's Chauffeur
George Zucco ... Dr. Jeris
Donald MacBride ... Police Detective Roberts
Rafaela Ottiano ... Lillian - the Housekeeper
Trevor Bardette ... Rama - the Butler
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Storyline

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

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DON'T LOOK NOW! There's a Ghost in Your Bed! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Tech Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - May 22, 1942) See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

According to the Internet Movie Car Database, Cosmo Topper who if one remembers, always had an eye for special automobiles, had Eddie driving his 1936 Mercedes SSK throughout the film. This was an exotic (and expensive) car from the era. Mercedes ended manufacture of the model in 1941.

The crashed cab is identified as a 1936 De Soto, Movie fans recognize this as a common Taxi used in films of that time, ergo the De Soto Cab Company.

A treat is a look at a 1935 Packard Super Eight Sport Phaeton. 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: Edward, you look for him down that way.
Eddie, the Chauffeur: Its awful dark down there.
Clara Topper: Darkness never hurt anyone.
Eddie, the Chauffeur: It ain't the darkness, Mrs. Topper. Its what's in it!
Clara Topper: Don't be silly. There's no difference light and dark; except, the lights are out.
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References It Happened One Night (1934) See more »

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Excellent Comedy/Mystery
15 January 2005 | by HarlowMGMSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Topper Returns See more »

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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