Topper (1953–1955)
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Henrietta Sells the House 

Henrietta decides to sell the house. This does not sit well with ghosts Marion and George.


Lew Landers


Philip Rapp, Thorne Smith (novel)




Episode complete credited cast:
Anne Jeffreys ... Marion Kerby
Robert Sterling ... George Kerby
Leo G. Carroll ... Cosmo Topper
Lee Patrick ... Henrietta Topper
Kathleen Freeman ... Katie
Thurston Hall ... Mr. Schuyler
Don Beddoe ... Mr. Newby
Katherine Warren ... Mrs. Newby
Anthony Sydes Anthony Sydes ... Orville
Isa Ashdown Isa Ashdown ... Arabelle
Buck Buck ... Neil


Henrietta decides to sell the house. This does not sit well with ghosts Marion and George.

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Fantasy | Comedy



Release Date:

9 April 1954 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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Easily Topped
9 February 2008 | by schappe1See all my reviews

A decade before Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie there was this show, also featuring actors watching objects floating across rooms on thin wires or standing there while the setting around them was changed. This one was based on a 1937 Cary Grant film. Cosmo Topper is a stolid banker, (stolidly played by the stolid Leo G. Carroll a decade before he was Mr. Waverly on The Man from Uncle), whom the ghosts of the fun couple who used to live in his residence decide to reform. In this episode his wife decides to sell the house to a former Army colonel who runs the place like an Army post, even having his daughter play reveille and taps. The ghosts don't like him as much as Topper and conspire to get rid of them. It sounds like fun but the resulting episode is rather tepid and laughless, easily topped by its 60's descendants.

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