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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Certificate: Passed Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young
Topper (TV Movie 1979)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A recently deceased couple try, any way they can, to get into heaven rather than wander the Earth as invisible souls with no purpose.

Director: Charles S. Dubin
Stars: Kate Jackson, Andrew Stevens, Jack Warden
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

To gain entry to Heaven, a ghost attempts to reunite a divorcing couple as a good deed.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke
Topper Returns (TV Movie 1973)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Cosmo Topper is bedeviled by two ghosts whom only he can see and hear. This pilot updated the 1937 film premise in that the ghosts died forty years earlier and haven't adjusted to the hip 1970s.

Director: Hy Averback
Stars: Roddy McDowall, Stefanie Powers, John Fink
Certificate: M Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A bandit kidnaps a Marshal who has seen a map showing a gold vein on Indian lands, but other groups are looking for it too, while the Apache try to keep the secret location undisturbed.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, Telly Savalas
Comedy | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A fun-loving young woman finds herself murdered after trading bedrooms with her wealthy friend. Her ghost seeks aid from a banker to find out why and by whom.

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis
Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After the Civil War, nomadic adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women, and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks
I Spy (1965–1968)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A pair of intelligence agents posing as a tennis pro and his coach go on secret missions around the world.

Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Kenneth Tobey
Maverick (1957–1962)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (five-card draw) is ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

When a posse captures three men suspected of killing a local farmer, they become strongly divided over whether or not to lynch the men.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes
Moby Dick (1956)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

Director: John Huston
Stars: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn
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 George Kerby 78 episodes, 1953-1955
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 Cosmo Topper 78 episodes, 1953-1955
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 Henrietta Topper 66 episodes, 1953-1955
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 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 Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Ghostly couple Robert Sterling and Anne Jeffreys were also married in real life. See more »

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A Charming Antique of TV's Early Days
13 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

I remember well watching reruns of this series in the Fifties; incredibly, it still shows up in late-night reruns on broadcast TV even today. The special effects were pretty good for 1953, and now they're merely quaint. But the pleasant and good-natured charm of this story about the stodgy banker and the two friendly ghosts of the young marrieds who used to live in his house and were killed by an avalanche is just wonderful. The ghosts alternately help and drive crazy Topper - but they mean well. The chemistry is excellent, helped by Sterling and Jeffreys being married. Anne Jeffreys turned up in the last few years on some shows. . . and must have been drinking a youth serum! Still lovely.


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