Top 9 non-musical comedies of the 1930s, #7

AH! Cary and Constance are disappearing! (via

Topper (1937)

  • Why? This was one of the first Cary films that I saw, and the first that made me fall in love with him. The plot is quirky, the performances are lovely, and it’s just a completely delightful film overall.
  • Favorite character: I love George & Marion Kerby equally!
  • Favorite quote or scene: The car crash/death itself is all at once dramatic and hilarious (which sounds kind of morbid, if you haven’t seen the film. All the more reason for you to watch it. Go! Now!). It really drew me into the film the first time I saw it, and it still gets me every time.

2 thoughts on “Top 9 non-musical comedies of the 1930s, #7

  1. When I was a kid there was a television series based on the Topper movies. I was pretty little but I still remember enjoying that show so much. I wonder if that’s on DVD?? I will need to research that!


    1. I’ve heard about the two TV series, but have never seen them – or any of the film sequels. I’ve stuck with the original out of loyalty to my dear Cary. :P A quick search on Amazon did bring up a few ‘TV on DVD’ results, but it looks like none of them are the complete series. Maybe with some deeper searching you would be able to find it, though!


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