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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)

User Reviews:
A Charming Antique of TV's Early Days See more (12 total) »

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)

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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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A Charming Antique of TV's Early Days, 13 August 1999
Author: Kirasjeri from Brooklyn NY

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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