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Actors: Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis, Billie Burke, Dennis O'Keefe, Patsy Kelly, H.B. Warner, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, George Zucco, Donald M

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Cosmo Topper (Roland Young from the first “Topper” movie), his eccentric wife (Billie Burke) and their chauffeur Eddie (Eddie “Rochester” Anderson) get entangled in a murder mystery when the ghost of a plucky socialite named Gail Richards (Joan Blondell) asks Topper to help her find her murderer prompting fits of jealousy from Topper's eccentric wife, Clara. Incompetent policemen, young lovers, an illusive killer, dead bodies, creepy servants and even one adorable seal populate this cozy ghost-mystery spoof. Some will be offended by the character of Eddie the chauffeur who is a perfect specimen of stepen-fetch-it stereotype. In those days these were the only roles available to African-American actors like Eddie “Rochester” Anderson.
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Fantasy/Magic?    -   Yes Fantasy element:    -   Ghost Buddy Comedy or Parody about    -   gangsters/crime How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -    Invisibility Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None

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