Hats off for Topper, a 1937 comedy playing the Tampa Theatre, Sun., June 6 (with video)

Their good deed involves Cosmo Topper, a Casper Milquetoast-type of guy, brilliantly played by Roland Young. Topper's life is literally turned upside down by these two meddling ghosts who turn his life — already bedeviled by his somewhat shrewish wife, masterfully played by the great Billie Burke — into a comedic roller coaster ride of slapstick humor.


Celebrate Hollywood's Golden Age in with a restored 35mm print of Topper this Sunday, followed by a post-film Cinema Chat. In addition, the film will be presented alongside a 1937 newsreel.


Tickets for regular features are $9, Tampa Theatre Members get in for $7. Check out Tampa Theatre's website for more information.


I love old screwball comedies, and you can't much screwier than the hilarious 1937 classic Topper. Based on the popular novel written by Thorne Smith, Topper stars Cary Grant and Constance Bennett as George and Marion Kerby, a wild, married couple who are killed in an automobile accident while returning home from a night of reckless abandon. When they realize that they are dead, the decide to do some good to ensure their entry into the afterlife.

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