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Topper Returns (1941)




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The third of producer Hal Roach's Topper films, this entry stars Roland Young as banker Cosmo Topper, who gallantly offers a lift to pretty hitchhikers Joan Blondell and Carole Landis. Blondell and Landis are en route to a chilly old mansion, which is populated by all manner of sinister types.

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Joan Blondell
as Gail Richards
Roland Young
as Cosmo Topper
Carole Landis
as Ann Carrington
Billie Burke
as Mrs. Topper
Patsy Kelly
as Emily the Maid
H.B. Warner
as Mr. Carrington
George Zucco
as Dr. Jeris
Donald MacBride
as Sgt. Roberts
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Critic Reviews for Topper Returns

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Whatever lift the new Topper offers is found in the superb capering of Eddie (Rochester) Anderson. For the most part, however, this picture can't decide whether it's high comedy, mystery melodrama or burlesque.

October 30, 2019 | Full Review…

The movie is very interesting and fun, with the enthusiasm of truculent mysteries that are always very appealing to the public. [Full review in Spanish]

September 17, 2019 | Full Review…

The third and last of the Topper series, which began in 1937 with Cary Grant, combines mystery, comedy, and special effects.

February 27, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Roland Young is funny

July 9, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

Really funny sequel that outdoes its predecessors.

October 1, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Topper Returns

There's no Cary Grant in this the third installment of the popular horror/comedy series, but Roland Young returns as the ever put upon and flustered Topper again though, this time trying to Charlie Chan solve a murder. Along for the ride is Billie Burke as his shrill and nonsensical Gracie Allen-ish wife and Eddie " Rochester" Anderson (on "loan" from Jack Benny) as his easily rattled chauffeur ( who only has to "bugeye" his way through the whole picture). Joan Blondell is the real star. Now is there a haunted house anywhere? Goofy fun.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Cast: Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis, Billie Burke, Dennis O'Keefe, Patsy Kelly, H.B. Warner, Eddie Anderson, George Zucco, Donald MacBride Director: Roy Del Ruth Summary: Roland Young returns as Cosmo Topper in the third and final film (following 1937's Topper and 1939's Topper Takes a Trip) in the highly popular comedy series. This time around, Joan Blondell is the ghost, and Topper helps her rest in peace by finding her murderer. My Thoughts: "I unfortunately have only seen the third film in this series, but I hope to see the first two cause this film was a delight. Very funny and silly with a great fun cast. Billie Burke, was quite funny and had the best one-liners along with Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson. Great old film. Give it a chance if these are not your type of films."


Super Reviewer

Just as funny as the first, and a vast improvement over the first sequel.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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