Topper (1937)

Director
Norman Z. McLeod

Main cast
Constance Bennett; Cary Grant; Roland Young; Billie Burke; Alan Mowbray

Genres
Comedy, Fantasy

Description
Madcap couple George and Marion Kerby are killed in an automobile accident. They return as ghosts to try and liven up the regimented lifestyle of their friend and bank president, Cosmo Topper. When Topper starts to live it up, it strains relations with his stuffy wife.


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