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Topper Returns


Gail Richards is accompanying Ann Carrington who is visiting her father, Henry, at his spooky, old, country estate. It's been many years since she's seen him. They get a lift from Cosmo Topper, who lives in the neighborhood. Gail is murdered that night, and her spirit seeks out Topper to find out who killed her and why. Stars: Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis, Billie Burke, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, and H. B. Warner IMDb Page COPYRIGHT NOTICE: No copyright renewal was filed for this film. See this forum post.

Topper Returns (1941) is the third and final entry in the initial series of films inspired by the novels of Thorne Smith. It followed Topper (film) (1937) and Topper Takes a Trip (1938). As in the prior movies, Roland Young and Billie Burke play the Toppers, while Joan Blondell portrays a murder victim and ghost who tries to save her friend, played by Carole Landis, and unmask her killer with the help of a reluctant Cosmo Topper.
It was nominated for the Academy Award for Visual Effects (Roy Seawright and Elmer Raguse) and Academy Award for Sound (Elmer Raguse).< name="Oscars1942"></>
A TV series of Topper (TV series) premiered in 1953 and ran for two seasons.</>


  • Joan Blondell as Gail Richards
  • Roland Young as Cosmo Topper
  • Carole Landis as Ann Carrington
  • Billie Burke as Clara Topper
  • Dennis O'Keefe as Bob
  • Patsy Kelly as Emily
  • H. B. Warner as Henry Carrington
  • Eddie Anderson (comedian) as Eddie
  • George Zucco as Dr. Jeris
  • Donald McBride as Police Sergeant Roberts
  • Rafaela Ottiano as Lillian
  • Trevor Bardette as Rama

See also

  • List of ghost films

  • Category:1941 films
    Category:Ghost films
    Category:American mystery films
    Category:American films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:Films directed by Roy Del Ruth
    Category:American fantasy-comedy films
    Category:United Artists films

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