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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 »
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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

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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 / sound re-recording mixer / ... (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)

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Trivia:
Ghostly couple Robert Sterling and Anne Jeffreys were also married in real life.See more »
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19 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
My favorite TV show of all time, 13 January 2000
Author: Paul-271 from New Mexico, USA

Well, it might have been that I was so young, but I enjoyed this TV show enormously. My guess is that it was because it was so different from typical TV fare of then and even now.

It relied on word play and clever dialog instead of idiotic situations and slapstick for its kick which is, I suppose, why I enjoyed it as a child. I've grown up to be a writer. For a shock, check out the writing credits for these shows and you'll see a *very* familiar name. I once, a few years ago, caught a re-run as a New Year's Day festival on a local TV channel and can report that it, unlike almost all shows from any era, holds up very well. Highly enjoyable if you can find it.

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