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Topper Returns ()


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

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Gail Richards
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Cosmo Topper
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Ann Carrington
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Mrs. Clara Topper
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Bob
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Topper's Maid
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Mr. Carrington
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Topper's Chauffeur
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Dr. Jeris
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Police Detective Roberts
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Lillian - the Housekeeper
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Rama - the Butler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddy Chandler ...
Jim - Police Sergeant (uncredited)
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Engine Room Sailor-Henchman in Striped Shirt (uncredited)
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Boat Captain (uncredited)
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Second Butler (uncredited)
Slicker the Seal ...
Slicker the Seal (uncredited)
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Darryl - Police Officer (uncredited)
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Engine Room Sailor-Henchman in Black (uncredited)

Directed by

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Roy Del Ruth

Written by

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Thorne Smith ... (based on: the fictional characters conceived by the late)
 
Jonathan Latimer ... (original screenplay) &
Gordon Douglas ... (original screenplay)
 
Paul Gerard Smith ... (additional dialogue)

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Hal Roach ... producer (uncredited)

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Werner R. Heymann ... (musical score by)

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Norbert Brodine ... director of photography

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James E. Newcom ... film editor (as James Newcom)

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Nicolai Remisoff

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William Stevens ... (set decorations) (as W.L. Stevens)

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Royer ... (gowns)

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Bernard Carr ... assistant director

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William Randall ... sound recordist
Elmer Raguse ... sound recordist (uncredited)

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Roy Seawright ... photographic effects

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John Kelly ... stunts (uncredited)
Duke York ... stunts (uncredited)

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Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Joseff-Hollywood ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

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Irvin Talbot ... orchestra conductor

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Hal Roach ... presenter
Irene Martin ... stand-in: Joan Blondell (uncredited)
H.W. Winston ... animal trainer: Slicker the seal (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines TOPPER'S back as a Super Snooper trying to find out who done it to who - with all the laughs that can be crammed into one picture! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Tech Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - May 22, 1942) See more »
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Also Known As
  • La dernière enquête de Mr. Topper (France)
  • Le retour de Topper (France)
  • Ich suche meinen Mörder (Germany)
  • El regreso de Topper (Spain)
  • La mujer fantasma (Spain)
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  • 88 min
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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 When an interrogated suspect is about to reveal something crucial, the lights go out, leaving the room in complete darkness. This shouldn't be since there's a fire burning in a large fireplace nearby. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Hollywood Ghost Stories (1986). See more »
Quotes Eddie, the Chauffeur: Doors closing by themselves. People talkin' to nuthin' and gettin' answers. I'm going back.
Clara Topper: Back where?
Eddie, the Chauffeur: To Mr. Benny. Ain't nuthin' like this ever happened there.
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