Friday Movie and Cocktail Pairing: Topper and the Pink Lady

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I’ve been wanting to write up this pairing for some time.

Originally posted on drinkscoaster:

Look at poor Toppy. He needs help!

Look at poor Toppy. He needs help! Or at least another drink.

The breathtaking Cary Grant at his jealous, raging hottest. The stunning, seductive Constance Bennett. The hilarious (and too much forgotten) physical comedian Roland Young. Topper is a screwball comedy for the ages, but unlike most screwball comedies, the screwball in this case is also the straight man: Young, as the uptight banker Cosmo Topper (they should have expected some fireworks, with the name Cosmo!). His descent, or rather, evolution, from stick up his ass pillar of society to notorious and seductive society figure is engineered by two of his least-best friends: George and Marion Kerby, a high-living couple of swells whose hedonistic lifestyle eventually costs them their lives.

Not to worry. They get over it.

Once they get over it, they pick the straight laced Cosmo Topper to be their special pet project. In order for…

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