Topper (1953–1955)

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This series was about a somewhat grumpy and uptight banker, Cosmo Topper, and the ghosts which only he could see or hear, George and Marion Kerby. The Kerbys would often try to get Cosmo to... See full summary »

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 Marion Kerby / ... (78 episodes, 1953-1955)
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 George Kerby (78 episodes, 1953-1955)
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 Cosmo Topper (78 episodes, 1953-1955)
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 Neil (77 episodes, 1953-1955)
Lee Patrick ...
 Henrietta Topper (65 episodes, 1953-1955)
Thurston Hall ...
 Mr. Schuyler / ... (38 episodes, 1953-1955)
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This series was about a somewhat grumpy and uptight banker, Cosmo Topper, and the ghosts which only he could see or hear, George and Marion Kerby. The Kerbys would often try to get Cosmo to loosen up and enjoy life, but more often they would complicate it. Written by Mathias Banner <mathias@datawise.net>

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(78 episodes)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Ghostly couple Robert Sterling and Anne Jeffreys were also married in real life. See more »

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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 28 July 1957 (1957) See more »

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29 July 2000 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Thorne Smith wrote a lot of racily humorous books, most of them justly forgotten, but now and then he hit on a worthwhile theme. The Topper books were about how after a short and frivolously wasted life, a young couple returns from the dead to implore a Thurberesque little man to live life to the fullest. Because it's a terribly serious situation that applies to us all, it's a wonderful basis for humor. Oh, and because the young female is safely dead, she can indulge in racier behavior than was often seen on 1950s television.

The TV remake with Jack Warden was less successful, largely because its Topper was at the pinnacle of the business world and thus less obviously in need of any ectoplasmic helpers.


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