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Topper/Topper Returns
Topper/Topper Returns
Actors: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Joan Blondell, Billie Burke
Directors: Norman Z. McLeod, Roy Del Ruth
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2003     3hr 4min

In Topper, Cary Grant and Constance Bennett star as George and Marion Kerby, a fun-loving couple who find themselves in limbo as ghosts after an unfortunate auto accident. Deciding that heaven is just one good deed away, ...  more »

     

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Actors: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Joan Blondell, Billie Burke
Directors: Norman Z. McLeod, Roy Del Ruth
Creators: Eddie Moran, Eric Hatch, Gordon Douglas, Jack Jevne, Jonathan Latimer, Paul Girard Smith
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Classic Comedies, Cary Grant, Comedy, Classics, Family Films, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Black and White,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/17/2003
Original Release Date: 03/21/1941
Theatrical Release Date: 03/21/1941
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 3hr 4min
Screens: Black and White,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 17
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Christine D. from RAINIER, OR
Reviewed on 4/19/2011...
I like the old movies so this is right up there and I love Cary Grant movies..

It's fun to watch and it's good for a few laughs.

Movie Reviews

Both films look perfectly gorgeous on this DVD.
Stuart Gardner | Interzone, Alphaville | 07/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I couldn't be more pleased with the image quality of both TOPPER and TOPPER RETURNS on this DVD from Hallmark & Artisan, and I'm a demanding viewer. Both prints are top-notch and the transfers are outstanding, offering extremely clean, clear presentations. I'm so pleased with this DVD that I was compelled to write this (my first note on Amazon) just to assure fellow fans of these great comedies that you should by all means order this disc with confidence."
In Response to, "Disgusted Hal Roach Fan"
Stuart Gardner | 08/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The "Disgusted Hal Roach Fan" seems to be in his own tormented little world! I read his review prior to buying the Topper/Topper Returns video because I love this movie and had not seen it in a very long time. I thought, oh well, even if it is as bad as the "DHRF" said it was, at least I would get to see this movie again. My only explanation for the "DHRF" is that his sight isn't very good, he needs a new DVD player, or he just has an ax to grind against Artisan Video. The Topper video is crystal clear and the sound is great. If you like Cary Grant and want to see one of his earlier screwball comedies, this is a great DVD."
Funny 1937 Original w/1941 sequel now on remastered DVD!!
forrie | Nashua, NH United States | 08/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"ARTISAN Home Entertainment brings us a remastered DVD of Hal Roach Studios (who brought us Laurel & Hardy and the Little Rascals in 1920's through the 1930's on the side experimented with full length feature films,greater than 65 minutes in length) original 1937 Topper. In 1937 Hal Roach used trick photography, camera magic and ground breaking FX technology for the amazing ghost creations."Topper" with a Star studded cast Cary Grant as Millionaire George Kirby (at his comedic best), Constance Bennett as his wife Marion (a beautifully devine actress), Roland Young as their Banker Cosmo Topper (nominated for Best Supporting Actor as "Topper") and Billie Burke as Mrs. Topper (best known as Glenda the "Good Witch" from the 1939 "The Wizard of OZ"). Included is a very young song writer/singer Hoagy Carmichael.This wonderfully remastered Black / White Standard Feature DVD is delightful. Worth the price of admission alone but the 1941 sequel "Topper Returns" is also included. Note: a very weak sequel but still a cute storyline featuring Roland & Burke in reprise. A double feature DVD with no extras.Summary: The jet setting, ever partying Millionaire Kirby's die in an automobile accident on a late night country road. They enter a state of limbo (earthbound ghosts) until they perform a good deed. So they go about trying to free their banker "Topper" from his dull routine high collar lifestyle and make him a jet setting man of high society. This is a great story with ghosts, floating objects and Topper talking to himself. Mrs Topper has the hardest time trying to figure out whats happening to her timid obedient husband. Lots of laughs here. Enjoy."