"The giddy rigmarole is for those who can take their death ribald and their fantasy straight."
|With Roland Young and Constance Bennett.|
Topper - Review is taken from 'The Films of Cary Grant' by Donald Deschner (1973):
"Thorne Smith fans will be delighted to learn that Culver City studio has again gone stark looney . This one is about the gay couple who wander about upsetting mortals after they've been killed in a motor accident. Though it will hardly influence cinema history, Topper comes off a lot better than Night Life of the Gods, MGM's other attempt to plant the novelist's insanity on a screen.
Ghosts are far more amenable to camera tricks, of course, than walking statues. The now-you-see-me-now-you-don't theme is paradise to a photographer. It is thoroughly disconcerting to Mr. Topper, the timid banker whom the Kerbys propose to liberate from a nagging wife and a humdrum career.
The giddy rigmarole is for those who can take their death ribald and their fantasy straight. Constance Bennett and Cary Grant are suitable as Kerbys. But it is Roland Young's show. Between the capricious antics of his abstract companions and the carping of Billie Burke as his wife, his talent for being harassed finds exquisite expression.
- Literary Digest
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Number 27 - Topper (Lobby Card Style)
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