The series of ghostly comedies kicked off with Topper 1937 , which starred Cary Grant and Constance Bennett as freewheeling marrieds George and Marion Kerby. As in the prior films, plays Cosmo Topper, a mousy banker who gets into trouble because of his ability to see and speak with ghosts, and plays his wife, who's constantly befuddled by his strange antics. Full disclosure: This Blu-ray was provided to us for review. Kevin is the only person I know of who actually remembers seeing the show. Now a ghost, Gail appears to Topper for help in solving her own murder. The date I've cited in March of 1973 comes from a variety of sources. After a car accident leaves them stuck between two worlds, the Kerbys set out to win their eternal reward by doing a good deed — loosening up i.
Pay-Per-View videos will become available to watch once the event starts, will be available for replay for 24 hours following the event, and are not available for download. Marion Kerby hoped to do the same in Topper Takes a Trip by reuniting the feuding Toppers. But the present movie very different. Landis' Ann has some nice moments also as a love interest develops with the cab driver. Gail is murdered in the night and her ghost wants to know why. Billie Burke was back for a third go as Mrs. She walks on moonlit clouds to Topper's house and, once again, Cosmo is having trouble with the netherworld.
The film had a new director too — Roy Del Ruth. You can help Wikipedia by. Gail Blondell and Ann Carole Landis travel to the mansion where Ann's long estranged father lives. Ann is relieved that the mystery has been solved, but Eddie, disturbed by recent events, quits his job. Gail's penchant for luxury will be her undoing when Ann switches rooms with her friend so she can have the swanky one.
There was also a remake of the original film Topper in 1979. No idea why I couldn't find this listed before. It is obvious right away that someone wants Ann out of the way when a chandelier mysteriously falls from the ceiling and just misses its target. A beautiful ghost enlists a henpecked husband to track down her killer. When everyone is again gathered in the room, Topper cleverly finds out that Henry was near the device that activates the chair when Lillian disappeared. Topper Returns 1941 was the third and final entry in the Topper film franchise.
Jeris, are alarmed by the intruder who claims that Gail has been murdered. Any such fees earned go toward the expenses of hosting www. Roddy McDowell basically in a remake of Topper, with apparently Stefanie Powers in the Constance Bennett role and John Fink as Cary Grant. This enables you to watch the video without an Internet connection. Roy Del Ruth's direction and a better than average screenplay by Jonathan Latimer and Gordon Douglas, and an added bit of dialog from Paul Gerard Smith make this one a lot of fun.
Topper, meanwhile, deduces that the killer used the trick chair to get rid of Lillian. The women, who have just returned from the Orient, hitchhike because they are impatient to reach Ann's home, and accept a ride from banker Cosmo Topper, who is flustered by the two young beauties. Bob finds Ann after he revives, but the killer has disappeared. As I learn more information about this show, I'll update you here immediately. It is the third and final entry in the initial series of supernatural comedy films inspired by the novels of.
Sound: Mono Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording Production Co: Hal Roach Studios, Inc. If downloading is available, you can to two locations. This is what I remembered! Topper Returns is a 1941 film directed by Roy Del Ruth. Ann Carrington and her friend, Gail Richards, are riding in Bob's taxicab in upstate New York when a tire blows out and the car crashes. A bevy of missed connections and inadvertent meetings keep the criminal mystique lively.
Also joining the antics was Carole Landis. Police, suspects, wives, drivers; everyone pours into the halls, creating cause for a frantic third-act. For information on how we handle review material, please visit our page to learn more. And Topper, who'd had had quite enough of ghosts in the first two films, reluctantly plays amateur detective to solve the mystery. Nobody believes his claims of murder as there is no body. Eddie disappears when a trick chair he sits in dumps him into an ocean cavern far below the house.
Good entry in Topper series. Film History: An International Journal. The movie hinges itself on Joan Blondell, murdered during a stay in a creepy mansion. Topper and Topper Takes a Trip had been directed by Norman Z. Roland Young starred as Topper and Billie Burke played his wife Mrs. An excellent time at the movies.
Given that Reginald Owen passed away November 5, 1972, I'm leaning towards March of 1973 as the actual air date. Format Prime Video streaming online video Devices Available to watch on Cosmo Topper Roland Young once again meets up a ghost, this time played by the wonderful Joan Blondell. It is the third and final entry in the initial series of supernatural comedy films inspired by the novels of Thorne Smith. If you're looking for a serious, thought-provoking film, this probably won't satisfy you. I enjoyed the comedy in that series, specifically the ultra hip attitudes of the young American ghosts as contrasted with the ultra polite and proper mannerism of the middle-aged English homeowner, who was Topper himself.