Topper (1937)

By 1937, producer Hal Roach was hoping to wean himself away from the Laurel & Hardy-Our Gang slapstick on which he had built his studio's reputation by delving into the "screwball comedy" genre. Roach selected the racy Thorne… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: July 16, 1937
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

Signalizes [Roach's] entry into full-length sophistication.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Cary Grant and Constance Bennett are Thorne Smith's continental ghosts, haranguing tired businessman Roland Young in arch screwball style.

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TV Guide

Sophisticated, but a touch too mild, saved by an ebullient cast.

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Variety Staff

Cary Grant and Constance Bennett, as the reincarnated Kerbys, do their assignments with great skill.

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Emanuel Levy

Boasting strong performances from Cary Grant and Constance Bennett, this sophisticated screwball comedy was so popular that it led to two sequels (without Grant).

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[C]harming and witty darlings... get to spend eternity wandering around in their evening clothes...

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Too gentle and leisurely to survive as a solid classic, though there's pleasure to be found in the cast's graceful way with comedy and their smooth ensemble playing.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film is noted for making Cary Grant a major star.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Stylish, whimsical comedy-fantasy with great cast.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Topper, a serious minded, by-the-book sort of fellow, is in danger of being trapped in the monotony of complacency when two freewheeling buds decide to loosen… More
nefnie lee
What a hilarious movie. Bennett and Grant have great chemistry. Young is hysterical. A wonderfully charming film.
Aj V
I liked this movie, not just because I love Grant, but it's a very funny movie. It has a great story, uses old special effects, and has great actors.… More
Antonius Block
'Topper' is a fun and playful movie which has several things going for it, starting with Cary Grant and Constance Bennett, who play a sophisticated… More