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Topper Takes a Trip is a 1938[1] film directed by Norman Z. McLeod. It is a sequel of Topper (1937) Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke and Alan Mowbray reprised their roles from the earlier film; only Cary Grant was missing (other than in a few shots taken from Topper). A ghost tries to reunite a couple who she had a hand in splitting up in the prior film. It was followed by another sequel, Topper Returns (1941).

Topper Takes a Trip
Directed byNorman Z. McLeod
Produced byMilton H. Bren
Hal Roach (uncredited)
Written byJack Jevne
Eddie Moran
Corey Ford
Based onTopper Takes a Trip
1932 novel
by Thorne Smith
StarringConstance Bennett
Roland Young
Billie Burke
Music byHugo Friedhofer
Edward Powell
CinematographyNorbert Brodine
Edited byWilliam Terhune
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • December 29, 1938 (1938-12-29)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States


Plot summaryEdit

To gain entry to heaven, ghost Marion Kirby (Constance Bennett) has to do some good on earth. That means reuniting a divorcing couple, Cosmo (Roland Young) and Clara Topper (Billie Burke). To be fair, Marion played a part in their troubles: Clara mistakenly thought Marion was Cosmo's mistress. Making peace between the pair will mean accompanying Cosmo on a trip to the French Riviera and employing plenty of otherworldly tricks -- with the help of a canine spirit named Skippy.



The film received one Oscar nomination in 1939 for Best Special Effects for Roy Seawright.[2]

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  1. ^ Some sources, such as Turner Classic Movies, say 1939. According to Internet Movie Database, the film was released in New York City on 29 December 1938, and in the United States in January 1939. The exact year is contingent on the source's precise definition of a release date.
  2. ^ "The 12th Academy Awards (1940) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2013-06-16.

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