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Thursday, July 16, 2020

On This Day...Topper(1937)

Topper was Cary Grant's 27th full length feature film, released in 1937.

Cary Grant plays George Kirby, who with his wife Marion (Constance Bennett) are two sophisticates who live from drink to drink.

This leads to their early deaths in a car crash. But they return in spirit form and flesh to assist Cosmo Topper (Roland Young).

"The possibilities for farcical episodes are of course endless and the trick-work is brilliant throughout...The fun is by no means mechanical; Constance Bennett and Cary Grant make an attractive pair of phantoms. But above them all is Roland Young. His performance really makes the film." - The Spectator

With Roland Young and Constance Bennett.

With Constance Bennett.

An interesting French poster that gives a lot away...the plot!

A press release picture that shows some of the special effects.


Marion Kerby                    Constance Bennett
George Kerby                    Cary Grant
Cosmo Topper                   Roland Young
Mrs. Topper                      Billie Burke
Wilkins                              Alan Mowbray
Casey                                Eugene Pallette
Elevator Boy                      Arthur Lake
Mrs. Stuyvesant                 Hedda Hopper
Miss Johnson                     Virginia Sale
Hotel Manager                  Theodore Von Eltz
Policeman                         J. Farrell McDonald
Secretary                           Elaine Shepard
"Three Hits and a Miss"      Themselves

Lobby Cards:

Directed by Norman Z. McLeod
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Produced by Hal Roach
Running time: 98 minutes