Cosmo Topper, a shy, stuffed-shirt banker, crosses paths with two very fun-loving ghosts, George and Marian Kirby who were killed in an automobile accident. They are earth-bound until they perform a good deed. They’ve decided on Topper as the object of their assistance, setting out to bring some excitement and zip into his life, but the result is bedlam.
Topper – Cosmo Topper, shy, stuffed-shirt banker, finds his humdrum, stuck-in-a-rut life turned topsy-turvy when his path crosses that of two very fun-loving ghosts, George and Marian Kirby. The wacky ghosts, killed in an automobile accident, are earth-bound until they perform a good deed. They’ve decided on Topper as the object of their assistance, setting out to bring some excitement and zip into his life. The result is bedlam, a near-end to Topper’s marriage and utter hilarity for the viewer. Cary Grant and Constance Bennett are the mad-cap Kirby’s, while Roland Young created a masterful characterization as the bewildered and haunted Topper, a role he would reprise in two more films. Look for Hedda Hopper and Hoagy Carmichael among the players in this classic-fantasy spiced with the special Hal Roach touch.
1936 | 97 min | B&W | Optional English Subtitles: SDH† | 1.37:1 | Mono PCM | All-Region | NR
• Original Theatrical Trailer
“3 1/2 stars! Delightful gimmick comedy with ghosts Grant and Bennett dominating life of meek Young; sparkling cast in the adaptation of Thorne Smith novel…”
“Topper” Is one of the AFI’s Top 100 Funniest Movies in American Cinema!Actors
Constance Bennett, Cary Grant, Roland Young, Billie Burke, Alan Mowbray, Eugene Pallette, Arthur Lake, Hedda Hopper,Directed by
Norman Z. McLeod