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Encyclopedia > Topper (movie)

Topper is a 1937 comedy film which tells the story of a stuffy, stuck-in-his-ways man who is haunted by the ghosts of a fun-loving married couple. It was adapted by Eric Hatch, Jack Jevne and Eddie Moran from the novel by Thorne Smith. Directed by Norman Z. McLeod, the film was produced by Hal Roach and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Airplane! is considered by some critics to be one of the funniest movies of all time. ... Thorne Smith (1892–1934) was an American writer of fantasy fiction. ... Harold Eugene Hal Roach (January 14, 1892–November 2, 1992) was a United States film and television producer from the 1910s to the 1980s. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ...


The movie stars Constance Bennett, Cary Grant, Roland Young, Billie Burke, Alan Mowbray, Arthur Lake and Hedda Hopper. Constance Campbell Bennett (October 22, 1904 - July 24, 1965) was a US actress known more for her elegant persona than her acting talents. ... Cary Grant Cary Grant (Horfield, Bristol, England, January 18, 1904 – Davenport, Iowa, USA, November 29, 1986) was an English-born actor in mostly American films. ... Roland Young (11 November 1887, London - 5 June 1953, New York City) was a British actor. ... Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke (born August 7, 1885 in Washington D.C.; died May 14, 1970 in Los Angeles, California) was a pretty, delightful and funny actress primarily known to modern audiences for her role as Glinda, the Good Witch of the North in The Wizard of Oz. ... Alan Mowbray (August 18, 1896 - March 25, 1969), was a British stage and film actor who found success in Hollywood. ... Arthur Lake (April 17, 1905 - January 9, 1987) was an American actor. ... Hedda Hopper (May 2, 1885 – February 1, 1966) was an American actress and gossip columnist. ...


It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Young) and Best Sound, Recording. Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... This is a list of films that have received an Oscar for best sound. ...


Topper was followed by the sequels Topper Takes a Trip in 1939 and Topper Returns in 1941. There was a television series of the same name, which first aired in 1953. 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


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By the way, this includes Topper's equally disengaged, hoity-toity, and stuffy wife, Clara (Billy Burke), although she has no idea what is transpiring.
Topper was so well received at the time of its' release that Hal Roach Studios re-did the plot-premise and continued the story twice.
Topper is a fun story, but kar krazy's, forget all of that.
Topper Returns (1941) - Black Horror Movies.com ghost haunted house eddie rochester anderson (200 words)
The movie builds scenes around Rochester’s reactions; it establishes the thing he’ll react to (ghost, crow, etc.) outside of his view, then waits anxiously for him to do the inevitable double-take and run-away.
Rochester is the only character other than Topper who encounters the ghost; the white maid, by contrast, doesn’t -- she stays with Mrs.
(Topper doesn’t bother to explain ghost’s presence to Rochester, so we get repeated instances of Rocherster reacting as if it’s his first time seeing the ghost.) Rochester, as the butt of joke, falls an irritating three times down a shaft into a pool of water.
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