“Topper Returns” quotes

Movie Topper Returns
Title Topper Returns
Year 1941
Director Roy Del Ruth
Genre Comedy, Romance, Fantasy, Mystery
Interpreted by
All actors – Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis, Billie Burke, Dennis O'Keefe, Patsy Kelly, H.B. Warner, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, George Zucco, Donald MacBride, Rafaela Ottiano, Trevor Bardette
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  • “Trying to make these policemen understand something is harder than doing it yourself.”
    Billie Burke - Mrs. Topper
  • “- Ann Carrington: What's that sound?
    - Lillian - the Housekeeper: It's the waves. Angry waves. Day after day, night after night, they beat with savagefury against the black rocks below. For twenty years they've been calling... calling to someone who never answers.”

    Carole Landis - Ann Carrington
    Rafaela Ottiano - Lillian - the Housekeeper
    [Tag:anger, sea, sound]
  • “- Lillian - the Housekeeper: I'm the housekeeper!
    - Bob: Fine way to keep house. Women screaming. Bogeymen jumping out of windows. If I had a house like this, I wouldn't want to keep it.”

    Rafaela Ottiano - Lillian - the Housekeeper
    Dennis O'Keefe - Bob
  • “It's strange I should be dead? I was young and healthy and I felt swell when I went to bed! So, why did I die?”
    Joan Blondell - Gail Richards
  • “- Cosmo Topper: I came over here to look for it.
    - Police Detective Roberts: How did you know it was here?
    - Cosmo Topper: She told me.
    - Police Detective Roberts: She? Who's she?
    - Cosmo Topper: The dead girl.”

    Roland Young - Cosmo Topper
    Donald MacBride - Police Detective Roberts
    [Tag:death, girl, knowledge]
  • “- Gail Richards: Good night.
    - Lillian - the Housekeeper: I hope you rest in peace.
    - Gail Richards: Thank you. [turns to Ann] Isn't that what they write on tombstones?”

    Joan Blondell - Gail Richards
    Rafaela Ottiano - Lillian - the Housekeeper
  • “- Mrs. Topper: I think its ridiculous for a man of your age to pursue young girls. What will the neighbors think?
    - Cosmo Topper: I didn't pursue them, Clara. They forced themselves on me.
    - Mrs. Topper: Don't be absurd! Imaginegirls, pretty girls, forcing themselves on a paunchy, middle-aged man.”

    Billie Burke - Mrs. Topper
    Roland Young - Cosmo Topper
  • Innocent men stay home nights. They don't hide in iceboxes. And they don't take dead bodies on boat rides.”
    Donald MacBride - Police Detective Roberts
  • “- Topper's Chauffeur: It's awful dark down there.
    - Mrs. Topper: Darkness never hurt anyone.
    - Topper's Chauffeur: It ain't the darkness, Mrs. Topper. It's what's in it!”

    Eddie "Rochester" Anderson - Topper's Chauffeur
    Billie Burke - Mrs. Topper
    [Tag:darkness, fear, pain]