This series was about a somewhat grumpy and uptight banker, Cosmo Topper, and the ghosts which only he could see or hear, George and Marion Kerby. The Kerbys would often try to get Cosmo to... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
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 Buck ...  Neil 78 episodes, 1953-1955
Lee Patrick ...  Henrietta Topper 66 episodes, 1953-1955
Thurston Hall ...  Mr. Schuyler / ... 38 episodes, 1953-1955
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This series was about a somewhat grumpy and uptight banker, Cosmo Topper, and the ghosts which only he could see or hear, George and Marion Kerby. The Kerbys would often try to get Cosmo to loosen up and enjoy life, but more often they would complicate it. Written by Mathias Banner <mathias@datawise.net>

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English

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9 October 1953 (USA) See more »

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(78 episodes)

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Leo G. Carrol played a ghost himself in 1938s Christmas Carol. Played the part of Marley. See more »

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Referenced in Wild Spirit (2003) See more »

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My favorite TV show of all time
13 January 2000 | by Paul-271See all my reviews

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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