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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:
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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 (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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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
loved this show, 25 February 2006
Author: ctranger1 from United States

I fondly recall watching this show on our first Raytheon TV. I also recall laughing at the crazy antics of George and Marion. The special effects were what I remember, quite good for that early time. Would love to see an episode once again and hear that catchy theme music. Neil, the St Bernard was a classic, drinking gin and I recall Cosmo's always battling with his boss, the stuffy Mr Schuyler (spelling may be wrong). I was hoping that the last show would result in the ghosts becoming visible to Mrs. Topper also. Oh well, I guess that was the five year old that i was at that time always believing that everything would always have a happy ending.

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