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Topper (1953-55)
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TOPPER
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John W. Loveton - Bernard L. Schubert production
CLNA: Dancer Fitzgerald Sample, Inc.
for
CBS (Fridays 8:30 pm Eastern)
Produced by
John W. Loveton
Based on the novel by Thorne Smith

US Comedy series 1953-55   78 episodes x 30 min bw
release date 9Oct53
Starring:

Leo G. Carroll as Cosmo Topper
Anne Jeffreys as Marion Kerby,
"the ghostest with the mostest"
Robert Sterling as George Kerby, Marion's husband
"that most sporting spirit"
Lee Patrick as Henrietta Topper, Cosmo's wife
Thurston Hall as Mr. Schuyler, Cosmo's boss
Kathleen Freeman as Katie, the maid (1953-1954)(season 1)
Edna Skinner as Maggie, the cook (1954-1955)(season 2)
and:
Buck, the Dog as Neil

Premise:
A respectable banker has ghostly friends.

Background:
Bernard L. Schubert produced the following television series -
" Mr and Mrs North" (1952-54), "Topper" (1953-55), "Adventures of The Falcon" (1954-55)
"Crossroads" (anthology) (1955-57) "White Hunter" (1957-58)

"Topper" theme song.
Words & music: Charles Koff, Roy Ingraham & Eddie Paul (Edward Paul)
CLNA: Anne Koff (W), Renee Koff Saifer (C), Edward Paul & Roy Ingraham
(A)
ODAT: 19Jul54; /ODAT: 1Nov54;

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CBS Fridays 8:30 pm Eastern

 1.01 [--] Topper: TOPPER MEETS THE GHOSTS (Pilot film)
Show no. T-101
09Oct53 CBS Fri (copyright date 9Oct53)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer & Stephen Sondheim
Story by Thorne Smith
Directed by Philip Rapp
Guest cast:
Lyle Talbot ......... Mr. Moulton
Synopsis:
An avalanche does in the Kerbys while skiing, to their bemusement.
The Toppers are buying their old haunts. [RF]

1.02 [--] Topper: THE MOVERS
16Oct53 CBS, Fri (copyright date 16Oct53)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer & Stephen Sondheim.
Synopsis:
When the Toppers move into their new home, the ghostly Kerbys make
things difficult. [RF]

1.03 [--] Topper: HIRING THE MAID
Show no. T-103
23Oct53 CBS (copyright date 23Oct53)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer & Stephen Sondheim.
Directed by Philip Rapp
Guest cast:
Barbara Knudson ..... Lola
Thurston Hall ....... Mr. Schuyler, Cosmo's boss (recurring)
Synopsis:
Velma quits so George scares up a replacement! [RF]

1.04 [--] Topper: THE HYPNOTIST
30Oct53 CBS (copyright date 11Dec53)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer
Synopsis:
The Kerbys work some hocus-pocus on Topper's hypnotist friend. [RF]

1.05 [--] Topper: REDUCING
06Nov53 CBS (copyright date 6Nov53)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer & Stephen Sondheim.
Guest cast:
Steve Reeves ........ Masseur
Synopsis:
Topper goes on a reducing campaign. [RF]

1.06 [--] Topper: THE SPINSTER
13Nov53 CBS (copyright date 13Nov53)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer
Guest cast:
Mary Field .......... Thelma Gibney
Synopsis:
Henrietta's husband-hunting friend brings her new beau to dinner. [RF]

1.07 [--] Topper: BANK SECURITIES
20Nov53 CBS (copyright date 22Jan54?)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer
Synopsis:
Trouble begins when Topper loses valuable securities. [RF]

1.08 [--] Topper: THE KID
27Nov53 CBS (copyright date 27Nov53)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer
Synopsis:
The Kerbys use their ghostly wiles on an obnoxious child that Topper
wants to "adopt." [RF]

1.09 [--] Topper: BURGLAR EPISODE
04Dec53 CBS (copyright date 4Dec53)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer & Stephen Sondheim.
Synopsis:
George, assisted by his Saint Bernard, tries to solve a series
of robberies. [RF]

1.10 [--] Topper: UNCLE JONATHAN
11Dec53 CBS (rerun 10Sep54) (no copyright details)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Synopsis:
A suspicious looking uncle comes to the Toppers in search of the Kerbys.
The uncle, unaware that the Kerbys are now "ghosts", claims he made a
fortune in India and wants to give them some money. [RF]

1.11 [--] Topper: CAR EPISODE
18Dec53 CBS (copyright date 18Dec53)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer & Stephen Sondheim
Synopsis:
The Kerbys try to persuade Topper to buy a sports car. [RF]
Synopsis (possibly "Car Episode")
The Kerbys want Cosmo to get a sports car for Henrietta's birthday. [TD]

1.12 [--] Topper: CHRISTMAS CAROL
25Dec53 CBS (copyright date 25Dec53)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer
Synopsis:
While reading Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Topper falls asleep and
dreams he's Scrooge. [RF]

1.13 [--] Topper: MASQUERADE
01Jan54 CBS (copyright date 1Jan54)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by Robert Thomsen & George Oppenheimer
Synopsis:
New Year's Eve leads to a costume party, and the costume party
leads Topper to jail. [RF]

1.14 [--] Topper: SECOND HONEYMOON
08Jan54 CBS (no copyright details)
Show no. 115
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer
Story by Donn Mullally
Directed by Philip Rapp
Director of photography Gert Anderson
Guest cast:
Mary Field .......... Thelma Gibney
Guy Wilkerson ....... Luke
Juney Ellis ......... Miss Loomis
Synopsis:
The Toppers celebrate their silver anniversary at the inn where
they spent their honeymoon. [RF]

1.15 [--] Topper: THE SOCIALITE
15Jan54 CBS (copyright date 30Oct53)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer & Stephen Sondheim.
Synopsis:
Topper discovers that Mrs. Topper has had the living room completely
redecorated in modern furnishings, far too modern to suit him. [RF]

1.16 [--] Topper: THE SURPRISE PARTY
22Jan54 CBS (copyright date 20Nov53)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer
Synopsis:
Even a bank guard is unable to prevent Cosmo from misplacing several thousand
dollars worth of securities he is to deliver to the richest woman in town. [RF]

1.17 [--] Topper: THE DECORATING EPISODE
29Jan54 CBS (no copyright details)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Synopsis:
Henrietta changes her living room to match her personality. [RF]

1.18 [--] Topper: ASTROLOGY
05Feb54 CBS (copyright date 5Feb54)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer & Stephen Sondheim
Guest cast:
Dorothy Adams
Fred Sherman
Synopsis:
The astrological charts indicate that Cosmo will be ruined financially if
he goes to work the next day. [TD/RF]

1.19 [--] Topper: TRIP TO LISBON
12Feb54 CBS (no copyright details)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by Stephen Sondheim & George Oppenheimer
Directed by Lew Landers
Director of photography Gert Anderson
Guest cast:
Thurston Hall ....... Mr. Schuyler, Cosmo's boss (recurring)
Hugh Sanders ........ Mr. Devon
Angela Greene ....... Mrs. Devon
Lillian Bronson ..... Miss Erskine
William Walker ...... the Porter
Synopsis:
The Kerbys hear that Topper is being sent by the bank on
a top secret trip to Lisbon. What they don't here is that
it's Lisbon, S.C. [RF]

1.20 [--] Topper: THE PROPOSAL
19Feb54 CBS (no copyright details)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer
Directed by Lew Landers
Director of photography Gert Anderson
Guest cast:
Kathleen Freeman .... Katie
James Parnell ....... the Policeman
Synopsis:
Angry with George because he hasn't noticed her new hat, Marion Kerby
suddenly declares that they are no longer married. [RF]

1.21 [--] Topper: KATIE'S NEPHEW
26Feb54 CBS (copyright date 26Feb54)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer
Guest cast:
Kathleen Freeman .... Katie
James Flavin
Marian Holmes
Synopsis:
Trouble begins when the Kerbys encounter the baby nephew of the Toppers' maid. [RF]

1.22 [--] Topper: COLLEGE REUNION
05Mar54 CBS (copyright date 5Mar54)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by Norman Paul
Directed by Lew Landers
Guest cast:
Harry Antrim ........ Dean Newkirk
Herbert Heyes ....... Hartsock
Nolan Leary ......... Quimby
Emory Parnell ....... Coach Anderman
Synopsis:
The Kerbys devise a plan to make Topper the pride of his alumni association. [RF]

1.23 [--] Topper: ECONOMY
12Mar54 CBS (no copyright details)
show no. 121
Produced by John W. Loveton
Guest cast:
Thurston Hall ....... Mr. Schuyler, Cosmo's boss (recurring)
Synopsis:
While making out his income-tax report, Topper decides that entirely too much
money is being spent on household expenses. [TD/RF]

1.24 [--] Topper: THE DIAMOND RING
19Mar54 CBS (copyright date 19Mar54)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by Philip Rapp
Directed by Leslie Goodwins
Guest cast:
Harry Shannon
Frank Ferguson
Thomas Jackson
Robert Warwick
Mike Jeffreys
Synopsis:
The ghostly Kerbys still owe money on a diamond ring so Topper tries to prove they
are no longer living. [RF]

1.25 Topper: TOPPER RUNS FOR MAYOR
26Mar54 CBS (copyright date 26Mar54)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by Philip Rapp
Directed by Paul Landres
Guest cast:
Edna Skinner ........ Maggie, the cook (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
A letter from a ghost starts Cosmo on a political career.
Synopsis 2:
After agreeing to run for mayor, Topper discovers that his boss, Mr. Schuyler,
is his opponent's campaign manager. [RF]

1.26 [--] Topper: THE PAINTING
02Apr54 CBS (copyright date 2Apr54)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer
Directed by Paul Landres
Guest cast:
Raymond Greenleaf ... Dr. Remington
Thomas B. Henry ..... Mr. Simmons
Robert Pike ......... Curator
Steve Darrell ....... Guard
Synopsis:
Mrs. Topper takes art lessons from a bogus teacher. [RF]

1.27 [--] Topper: HENRIETTA SELLS THE HOUSE
09Apr54 CBS (no copyright details)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by Philip Rapp
Guest cast:
Don Beddoe .......... Colonel Newby
Isa Ashdown ......... Arabelle
Katherine Warren .... Mrs. Newby
Anthony Sydes ....... Orville
Kathleen Freeman .... Katie
Synopsis:
Henrietta decides to sell the Topper home much to the dismay of the ghostly
Kerbys. [RF]

1.28 [--] Topper: LEGACY
16Apr54 CBS (no copyright details)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Synopsis:
An unscrupulous lawyer tries to cheat Marion and George out of the huge legacy left
them by Grandpa Augustus Kerby. [RF]

1.29 [--] Topper: TOPPER GOES TO LAS VEGAS (on film)[verified-RF]
(no copyright details)
23Apr54 CBS / (rerun 08Jul55)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by Stanley Davis and Elon Packard
Based on the characters originally created by Thorne Smith
Directed by Lew Landers
Director of photography Kenneth D. Peach, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Thurston Hall ....... Mr. Schuyler, Cosmo's boss (recurring)
Paul Bryar .......... Lefferty
Lee Roberts ......... Martin
G. Pat Collins ...... Olaf Larson
Arthur Lovejoy ...... Clerk
and Buck as Neil
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Supervising story editor Philip Rapp
Production Manager Herbert E. Stewart
Assistant Director... Willard M. Reineck
Supervising Editor... Tholen E. Gladden
Film Editor ......... Chuck Gladden
Sound Engineer ...... Frank Goodwin
Re-recording ........ Buddy Myers
Art Director ........ Arthur Lonergan
Set Decorator ....... Fred MacLean
Fashions by Ohrbach's
Synopsis 1:
During a trip to Las Vegas, a casino detective mistakes Topper for a notorious
card cheat and sets out to catch him in the act. When the Kirbys offer a little
"help" at the tables, the investigator's suspicions appear to come true. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Topper is sent to Las Vegas to make a bid for a client who wishes to
purchase a hotel. [TD]

1.30 [--] Topper: TOPPER GOES WEST
30Apr54 CBS (no copyright details)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by Philip Rapp
Directed by Lew Landers
Director of photography Kenneth D. Peach, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
William Cottrell .... Van Horn
Frank Sully ......... Charley
Harry Shannon ....... Foreman
John Dierkes ........ Cowboy
Synopsis 1:
Topper goes to New Mexico on business to inspect a cattle ranch. [TD]
Synopsis 2:
During a trip out west, cattle ranchers mistakenly think Cosmo is too big for his
britches and set out to teach him a lesson. The ever-resourceful Kirbys use their
"high spirited" wits to make sure the dapper banker stands up to the brazen cowboys. [RF]

1.31 [--] Topper: A GHOSTLY JOKE (a.k.a SWEEPSTAKES)
07May54 CBS (no copyright details)
Show no. 141
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by Robert Riley Crutcher
Directed by Paul Landres
Director of photography Kenneth D. Peach, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Charles Lane ........ Mr. Kittler
Charles Williams .... Harlow
Nana Bryant ......... Woman
Thurston Hall ....... Mr. Schuyler, Cosmo's boss (recurring)
Synopsis:
Topper's life is turned upside down when the Kirbys convince him that he is
the lucky winner of the Irish Sweepstakes. Within days, Cosmo quits his job,
Henrietta is confronted by a bogus rival, and the tax man comes knocking.
Feeling guilty from their meddling, George and Marion try to stop the fallout
before it's too late. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The Kerbys make Topper believe he won the Irish Sweepstakes. [RF]

1.32 [--] Topper: THE PACKAGE
14May54 CBS (copyright date 14May54)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by Joel Malcolm Rapp
Directed by Paul Landres
Guest cast:
Charles Meredith .... Felton
Terry Frost ......... Snead
Edward Clark ........ Clerk
Phil Chambers ....... Mailman
Jack Daly ........... Dog Catcher
Synopsis:
The ghostly Kirbys ransack the post office for a package they couldn't very well
receive at the door. [RF]

1.33 [--] Topper: NEIL DISAPPEARS
21May54 CBS (copyright date 21May54)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by Philip Rapp
Synopsis:
The Kerbys' Saint Bernard walks off with a State Department official's diplomatic
pouch. [RF]

1.34 [--] Topper: THE PICNIC
28May54 CBS (copyright date 28May54)
show no. 139
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer
Synopsis:
Topper's health-fanatic cousin pays him a visit. [RF]

1.35 [--] Topper: THE WEDDING
04Jun54 CBS (copyright date 4Jun54)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by Robert Riley Crutcher
Directed by Lew Landers
Guest cast:
John Bryant ......... Roger
Joyce Mackenzie ..... Diane Manners
George Meader
Charles Regan
Dave Schilling
Paul Kruger
Synopsis:
Henrietta plans a big wedding for her niece. [RF]

1.36 [--] Topper: PREPARATIONS FOR EUROPE
11Jun54 CBS (copyright date 11Jun54)
Show no. 127
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer & Stephen Sondheim
Synopsis:
Mrs. Topper wins a magazine contest a trip to Europe. [RF]

1.37 [--] Topper: THE BOAT
18Jun54 CBS (copyright date 18Jun54)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer
Directed by Richard L. Bare
Guest cast:
Rex Evans ........... Mr. Twigman
Richard Gaines ...... Jack Green
John Gallaudet ...... Harry Dodson
George Pembroke ..... Inspector
Ray Walker .......... Purser
Synopsis:
The Toppers are going abroad and the ghostly Kerbys arrange an unethical
yet gala send-off. [RF]

1.38 [--] Topper: THEATRICALS
25Jun54 CBS (copyright date 25Jun54)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer & Stephen Sondheim.
Guest cast:
John Eldredge ....... Mr. Vance
Lowell Gilmore ...... Mr. Fulsom
Ruth Lee ............ Mrs. Vance
Charles Smith ....... Stage Manager
Helene Millard ...... Mrs. Denwood
Synopsis:
The Kerbys manage to get into the act when the Toppers star in a women's
club play. [RF]

1.39 [--] Topper: GEORGE'S OLD FLAME
02Jul54 CBS (no copyright details)
Produced by John W. Loveton
Guest cast:
James Seay .......... Larry Hartford
Frances Rafferty .... Ellen Bates
Mira McKinney ....... Mrs. Emma Baskerville
Lillian Bronson
Renny McEvoy
Roland Varno ........ Maitre'd
Synopsis:
The ghostly Kerbys quarrel over one of George's former girlfriends. [RF]

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CBS Fridays 8:30 pm Eastern

2.01 [40] Topper: TOPPER TELLS ALL
08Oct54 CBS (copyright date 8Oct54)
Written by George Oppenheimer & Philip Rapp.
Synopsis 1:
Topper gets a ticket for parking in a restricted area. [TD]
Synopsis 2:
Topper has his day in court when he gets a parking ticket. [RF]

2.02 [41] Topper: TOPPER'S RANSOM
15Oct54 CBS (copyright date 15Oct54)
Written by Robert R. Crutcher.
Synopsis:
The Kerbys set out to rescue Topper, who was kidnapped by bank robbers. [RF]

2.03 [42] Topper: COUNTY FAIR
22Oct54 CBS (copyright date 22Oct54)
show no. 213
Written by Philip Rapp
starring
Thurston Hall ....... Mr. Schuyler, Cosmo's boss (recurring)
Synopsis:
Topper is left in charge of his boss's prize chicken. [RF]

2.04 [43] Topper: THE SEANCE
29Oct54 CBS (copyright date 29Oct54)
Written by Robert Thomsen
Synopsis:
The Kerbys conspire to prevent Topper from becoming bored when Henrietta
goes away on a visit. [RF]

2.05 [44] Topper: TOPPER STRIKES GOLD
05Nov54 CBS (copyright date 5Nov54)
Written by Philip Rapp
Synopsis:
Topper gets a cold reception when he closes a gold mine in Alaska. [RF]

2.06 [45] Topper: THE CHESS PLAYER
12Nov54 CBS (copyright date 12Nov54)
Written by Sid Herzig
Synopsis:
Topper, consistently losing at chess-by-telegram, finally invites his unseen
opponent to his home. [RF]

2.07 [46] Topper: TOPPER GOES TO WASHINGTON
19Nov54 CBS (copyright date 19Nov54)
Written by Philip Rapp
Synopsis:
Topper goes to the Nation's capital to share his "secret" plans with the U.S.
government. The sensation mild-mannered Topper creates in Washington is due in
part to his three companions, those amiable ghosts, George, Marion and Neil. [RF]

2.08 [47] Topper: JURY DUTY
26Nov54 CBS (copyright date 26Nov54)
Written by Robert Riley Crutcher
Synopsis:
Topper tries to get out of jury duty.

2.09 [48] Topper: TOPPER LIVES AGAIN
03Dec54 CBS (copyright date 3Dec54)
Written by Robert R. Crutcher
Synopsis:
An X-ray examination leads Topper to believe...he's already dead! [RF]

2.10 [49] Topper: THE ARMY GAME
10Dec54 CBS (copyright date 10Dec54)
Written by Donn Mullally
Synopsis 1:
Cosmo topper receives a draft notice. He reports for his physical and
finds himself in the Army. [TD]
Synopsis 2:
A series of incredible mistakes results in Topper's being inducted
into the Army. [RF]

2.11 [50] Topper: TOPPER'S ACCIDENT
17Dec54 CBS (copyright date 17Dec54)
Written by Robert R. Crutcher
Synopsis:
The Toppers are quarantined after a hunter with a rare disease visits. [RF]

2.12 [51] Topper: TOPPER'S QUIET CHRISTMAS
24Dec54 CBS (copyright date 24Dec54)
Written by Robert R.Crutcher
Synopsis:
The Kerbys haunt Topper when he has to foreclose a mortgage on Christmas Eve. [RF]

2.13 [52] Topper: TOPPER'S HAPPY NEW YEAR
31Dec54 CBS (copyright date 31Dec54)
Written by Robert R. Crutcher & Philip Rapp.
Synopsis:
The ghostly Kerbys ask Topper for a new supply of ectoplasm. [RF]

2.14 [53] Topper: TOPPER'S DECEPTIONS
07Jan55 CBS (copyright date 7Jan55)
Written by Robert R. Crutcher
Synopsis:
The Toppers help their cook impress her dad by posing as her servants. [RF]

2.15 [54] Topper: TOPPER'S GUESTS
14Jan55 CBS (copyright date 14Jan55)
Written by Stanley Davis and Elon Packard
Synopsis:
Topper's monkey problem: a South American heir is a chimpanzee. [RF]

2.16 [55] Topper: TOPPER'S REJUVENATION
21Jan55 CBS (copyright date 21Jan55)
Written by Elon Packard & Stanley Davis
Synopsis:
Topper attempts to recapture his youth. [RF]

2.17 [56] Topper: TOPPER IN MEXICO
28Jan55 CBS (copyright date 28Jan55)
Written by Robert R. Crutcher
Directed by Lew Landers
Guest cast:
John Beradino ....... Senor Belle
Nolan Leary ......... Satcherell
Benny Rubin ......... Pepe
Mel Welles .......... Gomez
Synopsis 1:
A meek bank cashier takes off for Mexico with half a million dollars in bonds. [TD]
Synopsis 2:
Topper goes after a bank cashier who stole a fortune in bonds. [RF]

2.18 [57] Topper: TOPPER HITS THE ROAD
04Feb55 CBS (copyright date 4Feb55)
Written by Elon Packard & Stanley Davis
Synopsis 1:
Topper is assigned by the bank to find a wealthy but unknown depositor. [TD]
Synopsis 2:
Topper's search for an unknown bank depositor leads to a hobo camp. [RF]

2.19 [58] Topper: TOPPER AT THE RACES
11Feb55 CBS (copyright date 11Feb55)
Written by Norman Paul
Guest cast:
Jess Kirkpatrick
Synopsis:
Topper gets an unusual assignment from the bank, betting a fortune at the races. [RF]

2.20 [59] Topper: TOPPER'S RACKET
18Feb55 CBS (copyright date 18Feb55)
Written by Philip Rapp
Guest cast:
John Harmon ......... F. Fraymus
Synopsis:
George Kerby's old bookie moves next door to Topper and sets up his headquarters.
Topper is made head of the "indignation committee" to oust the undesirable
influence from the neighborhood. [RF]

2.21 [60] Topper: TOPPER'S AMNESIA
25Feb55 (copyright date 25Feb55)
Written by Robert R. Crutcher
Synopsis:
Topper's memory fades when he's hit on the head. [RF]

2.22 [61] Topper: TOPPER'S ARABIAN NIGHT
04Mar55 (copyright date 4Mar55)
Written by Robert R. Crutcher
Synopsis:
An unsuspecting Topper is sent to Arabia to close a deal with a fake sheik. [RF]

2.23 [62] Topper: THE HOUSE WRECKERS
11Mar55 CBS (copyright date 11Mar55)
Written by Philip Rapp
Synopsis:
Topper is told that his house will be removed for a freeway. [RF]

2.24 [63] TOPPER MAKES A MOVIE
18Mar55 CBS (copyright date 18Mar55)
Written by Phillip Rapp
Synopsis 1:
Topper investigates a loan made to a movie studio. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Topper Makes a Movie with the help of his ever present friends, the Kerbys.[TD]

2.25 [64] KING COSMO THE FIRST
25Mar55 CBS (copyright date 25Mar55)
Written by Philip Rapp
Synopsis:
Topper is called upon to impersonate a lookalike king marked for assassination. [RF]

2.26 [65] Topper: TOPPER'S DOUBLE LIFE
01Apr55 CBS (copyright date 1Apr55)
Written by Philip Rapp
Synopsis:
George uses Topper's name when he enters a contest. [RF]

2.27 [66] Topper: TOPPER FIGHTS A DUEL
08Apr55 CBS (copyright date 8Apr55)
Written by Philip Rapp
Synopsis:
The Kerbys get Topper into trouble with a visiting French envoy. [RF]

2.28 [67] Topper: TOPPER'S EGYPTIAN DEAL
15Apr55 CBS (copyright date 15Apr55)
Written by Robert R. Crutcher.
Synopsis:
Topper becomes the proud possessor of a genuine Egyptian mummy which he must guard
with his life. It's all because the bank once invested in an expedition to Egypt. [RF]

2.29 [68] Topper: TOPPER'S URANIUM PILE
22Apr55 CBS (copyright date 22Apr55)
Written by Don Mullally
Synopsis:
George Kerby is practicing some golf shots in Topper's yard when lo and behold
he finds uranium! Excitement takes over the Topper household until the phenomenon
s explained. [RF]

2.30 [69] Topper: TOPPER'S SPRING CLEANING
29Apr55 CBS (copyright date 29Apr55)
Written by Robert R. Crutcher.
Guest cast:
Thurston Hall ...... Mr. Schuyler, Cosmo's boss (recurring)
Allen Jenkins ...... Handyman
Synopsis:
A big bank deal and spring cleaning occuring on the same day, make for confusion
enough. But when George Kerby adds his ghostly invention to the general chaos,
Topper doesn't have a chance. [RF]

2.31 [70] Topper: TOPPER GOES TO SCHOOL
06May55 CBS (copyright date 6May55)
Written by Phillip Rapp
Guest cast:
Darlene Fields ..... Leslie
Synopsis:
Topper tries to get a loan to aid Henrietta's old college. [RF]

2.32 [71] Topper: THE BLOOD BROTHER
13May55 CBS (copyright date 13May55)
Written by Stanley Davis & Elon Packard
Guest cast:
Jay Novello
Larry Blake
Synopsis:
A letter from an old pal of the now ghostly George Kerby arrives at
the Topper home. The fact that the note is from Alcatraz is a clue
to what happens when the "old pal" arrives in town. [TD/RF]

2.33 [72] Topper: TOPPER'S HIGHLAND FLING
20May55 CBS (copyright date 20May55)
Written by Robert R. Crutcher
Synopsis:
Topper takes a drastic step after getting the news of his inheritance
from a great-great-uncle in Scotland. [RF]

2.34 [73] Topper: TOPPER'S DESERT ISLAND
27May55 CBS (copyright date 27May55)
Written by Robert R. Crutcher
Guest cast:
Thurston Hall ...... Mr. Schuyler, Cosmo's boss (recurring)
Synopsis:
Marion and George Kerby come to their favorite landlord's aid when bank
president Schuyler tries to pull a fast one. [RF]

2.35 [74] Topper: THE NEIGHBORS
03Jun55 CBS (copyright date 3Jun55)
Written by George Oppenheimer
Guest cast:
Reginald Denny
Synopsis:
A new family from Texas moves in next-door to the Toppers. They prove a burden
to everyone, even the Kerbys, who, after all, aren't really there. [RF]

2.36 [75] Topper: TOPPER'S COUNTERFEITERS
10Jun55 (copyright date 10Jun55)
Written by Robert R. Crutcher
Synopsis:
Cosmo Topper, who has had so much experience playing the unwilling host to the
Kerbys, finds he has some more uninvited guests in the house. This time it's a
gang of counterfeiters! [RF]

2.37 [76] Topper: TOPPER'S INSURANCE SCANDAL
17Jun55 CBS (copyright date 17Jun55)
Written by Phillip Rapp
Synopsis:
The Kerbys devise a scheme for Topper to collect on his new accident policy. [RF]

2.38 [77] Topper: TOPPER'S OTHER JOB
24Jun55 (copyright date 24Jun55)
Written by Phillip Rapp
Synopsis:
Faced with the prospect of unemployment, Topper is drawn into a money-making scheme. [RF]

2.39 [78] Topper: TOPPER'S VACATION
1Jul55 CBS (copyright date 1Jul55)
Written by Robert R. Crutcher
Synopsis 1:
Mr. Schuyler and Topper vacation at Schuyler's lake lodge. [TD]
Synopsis 2:
Afraid that George and Marion will spoil his vacation, Topper makes the
ghosts promise not to follow them. As Cosmo and Henrietta settle into
their suite, maniacal laughter haunts the couple, forcing Cosmo to call
on the Kirbys to chase away the evil spirits. [RF]

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ABC (Mondays 7:30PM)(Oct 1956-March 1956)
all re-runs of the CBS episodes

################## Topper ###################
######## season Summer & Fall 1956 ###########
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NBC (Sundays 7:00PM) (June 1956-Oct 1956)
all re-runs of the CBS episodes

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########## Unknown Airdates/ AKA's ###########
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[--] Topper: MOVIE STARS [verified -RF]
Unknown Airdate/ AKA
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by George Oppenheimer & Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Lew Landers
Director of photography Gert Andersen
Guest cast:
Mira McKinney ..... Mrs. Baskerville
Frances Rafferty .. Ellen Bates
James Seay ........ Larry Hartford
*
Production Manager Herbert E. Stewart
Assistant Director ... William H. Kissel
Supervising Editor ... Thoren L. Gladden
Film Editor .......... Nick De Maggio A.C.E.
Sound Engineer ....... Frank Goodwin
Art Director ......... Walter R. Koessler
Set Decorator ........ James E. Roach
Fashions by Ohrbach's

[--] Topper: HOUSE FOR SALE [verified -RF]
Unknown Airdate/ AKA
Produced by John W. Loveton
Written by Philip Rapp
Directed by Leslie Goodwins
Director of photography William --tley
Guest cast:
Edna Skinner ....... Maggie, the cook (recurring)
Anthony Warde ...... Barco
Herb Vigran ........ Fenster
Douglas Wood ....... Sudbury
Lisa Daniels ....... Marlene
Synopsis:
A couple with a precocious daughter who plays the bugle for her bird Sgt.
Smythe want to buy Topper's house. [RF]
 

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