Topper / Topper Returns ( Double Feature) (1941)
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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.
"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.
The picture and sound quality on this DVD seems better on our Hitachi 57S700 better than "Topper Returns" by Alpha Video. We have one of our Dtivos getting every Cary Grant movie for the past few years but never seemed to get Topper. We were at a store and saw "Topper Returns" by Alpha Video. After buying this I decided to buy Topper/Topper Returns here on Amazon, just to get "Topper" with Cary Grant, and glad I did. Once again, for those of you that like old B&W comedies, this DVD is welll worth the Amazon price.
The second movie has the couple that play the Toppers. But Not the Kirbys. (No Grant and Bennett). he Kirby's haven't been re cast, they aren't in it. It is still an interresting movie though. A comedy/murder movie.
At the price this DVD can be bought at it is a steal. A must get for your collection.
Topper and Topper Returns are the two best movies of the Topper Trilogy. Topper Takes A Trip while still mildly funny is by far the weakest of the three Topper series offerings. Topper Returns is hands down the funniest of the three Topper series offerings. Topper the first in the series has the MOST Star Power with Carey Grant as its leading man. The first Topper installment is great and funny in its own right and worth its price. My problem with this specific Topper Set is while the sound is pretty good the video image quality is truly awful. If you look hard enough Amazon usually has a single disk version of Topper Returns where the video and sound quality are first rate. I just love Topper Returns so every time Amazon offers a new version I buy it just to have another copy.
To be fair this version of Topper and Topper Returns are watchable if no other options exist but only just barely watchable. The images of all the actors faces are are ghost like and fuzzy at even a slight distance.Read more ›
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I love both of these Toppper movies, but was disappointed in the transfer. Only "okay" video and sound transfer; would have been helped tremendously by the addition of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by SRR
Watched this movie is a child with my parents and enjoyed it just as much watching it again as an adult. It is a timeless classic.Published 3 months ago by Nibbles2014