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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
9 October 1953 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
This series was about a somewhat grumpy and uptight banker, Cosmo Topper, and the ghosts which only he could see or hear... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
John Ostrander: Are You Artistically Experienced?
 (From Comicmix. 13 October 2013, 5:00 AM, PDT)

Movie Icon Sterling Dead at 88
 (From WENN. 1 June 2006)

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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 33)

Anne Jeffreys ... Marion Kerby / ... (78 episodes, 1953-1955)

Robert Sterling ... George Kerby (78 episodes, 1953-1955)

Leo G. Carroll ... Cosmo Topper (78 episodes, 1953-1955)
Buck ... Neil (76 episodes, 1953-1955)
Lee Patrick ... Henrietta Topper (64 episodes, 1953-1955)
Thurston Hall ... Mr. Schuyler / ... (36 episodes, 1953-1955)
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Series Directed by
Lew Landers (12 episodes, 1954-1955)
Philip Rapp (5 episodes, 1953-1954)
Paul Landres (5 episodes, 1954)
 
Series Writing credits
Thorne Smith (78 episodes, 1953-1955)
George Oppenheimer (25 episodes, 1953-1955)
Philip Rapp (20 episodes, 1953-1955)
Robert Riley Crutcher (17 episodes, 1954-1955)
Stephen Sondheim (10 episodes, 1953-1954)
Stanley Davis (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
Donn Mullally (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
Elon Packard (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
Norman Paul (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Robert Thomsen (2 episodes, 1954)

Series Produced by
John W. Loveton .... producer / co-executive producer (15 episodes, 1953-1954)
Bernard Schubert .... producer (14 episodes, 1954)
 
Series Cinematography by
Kenneth Peach (5 episodes, 1953-1954)
Gert Andersen (5 episodes, 1954)
 
Series Film Editing by
Nick DeMaggio (6 episodes, 1954)
Chuck Gladden (2 episodes, 1954)
 
Series Casting by
Ralph Acton (1 episode, 1954)
 
Series Art Direction by
Arthur Lonergan (6 episodes, 1954)
Walter Koessler (3 episodes, 1954)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Fred M. MacLean (6 episodes, 1954)
James Roach (3 episodes, 1954)
 
Series Production Management
Herbert E. Stewart .... production manager (10 episodes, 1953-1954)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Kissell .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1954)
Willard M. Reineck .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1954)
 
Series Sound Department
Frank Goodwin .... sound engineer / sound (9 episodes, 1954)
Buddy Myers .... re-recording (3 episodes, 1954)
 
Series Editorial Department
Tholen Gladden .... supervising editor (10 episodes, 1953-1954)
 
Series Music Department
Roy Ingraham .... composer: theme music (69 episodes, 1953-1955)
Charles Koff .... composer: theme music (69 episodes, 1953-1955)
Edward Paul .... composer: theme music (69 episodes, 1953-1955)
 
Series Other crew
Philip Rapp .... supervising story editor / script editor (9 episodes, 1953-1954)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (78 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ghostly couple Robert Sterling and Anne Jeffreys were also married in real life.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Wild Spirit (2003) (V)See more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The Ghostest With The Mostest, 16 January 2007
Author: rosco1947

That phrase was how the introduction described Marion Kirby, wife of George Kirby. The Kirbys', along with the ever faithful alcoholic St. Bernard dog Neil, were killed in an avalanche but returned to their home to playfully haunt the current occupants, Cosmo and Henrietta Topper.

However only Cosmo Topper could see and hear them. The ever formal Cosmo and Henrietta ( Leo G. Carroll and Lee Patrick ). Talk about contrasts.

Born in 1947, I am giving away my age of course; but I never missed an episode. In fact I cherished them. Who could not be drawn to the antics of George and Marion. What 8 year old male couldn't be totally absorbed by Marion Kirby. Knowing they were husband and wife in real life made the attraction to their characters even more pronounced.

Where are these episodes ? Probably the powers that be have long concluded that the show would be boring by today's standards. Not so says I !!

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