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Topper logline from a modern perspective: A charming, reckless alcoholic, and his enabling wife, attempt to corrupt a staid banker into their wicked waves after their self-inflicted deaths. One of the great screwball comedies it's at the top of the sub-genre of the supernatural screwball comedies what a cast, Cary Grant and Constance Bennett make a wonderful screwball duo; the befuddled, and hen-pecked Topper played by Roland Young with his throwaway delivery style and his amazing scene of being "carried" out drunk; his wife played by Billie Burke who would, three years later, become eternally famous as Glinda the Good Witch of the South three years later; ex-pat English acting stalwart Alan Mowbray as the butler; dependable screwball comedy straight man Eugene Pallette (his best role is in My Man Godfrey); Arthur Lake--the future Blondie--as the besetupon on elevator operator; and future gossip columnist Hedda Hopper who years later would regularly attack Constance Bennett's sister Joan Bennett in the late 40s and into the 50s.

While not the greatest of the screwball comedies it was kind of fun seeing in on TV in the 1950s and 1960s around halloween. And it does have Grant so there's no going wrong.

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