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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 (77 episodes, 1953-1955)
Lee Patrick ... Henrietta Topper (65 episodes, 1953-1955)
Thurston Hall ... Mr. Schuyler / ... (38 episodes, 1953-1955)
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Series Directed by
Lew Landers (15 episodes, 1954-1955)
Philip Rapp (5 episodes, 1953-1954)
Paul Landres (5 episodes, 1954)
Leslie Goodwins (3 episodes, 1953-1955)
Leslie H. Martinson (2 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Writing credits
Thorne Smith (78 episodes, 1953-1955)
George Oppenheimer (25 episodes, 1953-1955)
Philip Rapp (21 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 (18 episodes, 1953-1955)
Bernard Schubert .... producer (14 episodes, 1954)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gert Andersen (6 episodes, 1954)
Kenneth Peach (5 episodes, 1953-1954)
 
Series Film Editing by
Nick DeMaggio (6 episodes, 1954)
Chuck Gladden (2 episodes, 1954)
 
Series Casting by
Ralph Acton (2 episodes, 1954)
 
Series Art Direction by
Arthur Lonergan (7 episodes, 1954)
Walter Koessler (3 episodes, 1954)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Fred M. MacLean (7 episodes, 1954)
James Roach (3 episodes, 1954)
 
Series Production Management
Herbert E. Stewart .... production manager (12 episodes, 1953-1954)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Kissell .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1954)
Willard M. Reineck .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1954)
 
Series Sound Department
Frank Goodwin .... sound engineer / sound (11 episodes, 1954)
Buddy Myers .... re-recording (3 episodes, 1954)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Orbach's .... fashions by (1 episode, 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 (12 episodes, 1953-1955)
Chuck Gladden .... film coordinator (2 episodes, 1954)
Helen McCaffrey .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 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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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Racy, 29 July 2000
Author: Nozz from Israel

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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