Topper Returns

A sassy girl finds herself dead after trading bedrooms with her heiress friend. Her ghost seeks aid from banker Cosmo Topper to find out why and by whom. Many consider this to be the best of the Topper trilogy, thanks largely to the sassy presence of Joan Blondell. Hollywood’s favorite wisecracker plays Gail Richards, a woman accidentally murdered while staying at the home of her friend, Ann Carrington (Carole Landis). Enlisting the help of Cosmo Topper (Roland Young) Gail’s ghost sets out to find her killer. This supernatural comedy was nominated for two Academy Awards, including one for Special Effects. TV buffs should keep an ear open for Rochester’s line about “Mr. Benny.” Funny stuff!