Topper ran for three successful season's in the 1950's. Black and white television with limited special effects. The show relays on writing talent and acting talent to bring about an excellent show. It is funny in its time period and still wonderful to watch today.
Background on this show:
This show based on a book by Thorne Smith. There were three classic movies that inspired the series. There were three movies that preceded this series: Topper, Topper Takes a Vacation & Topper Returns. In the original movie the ghost were played by Cary Grant and Constance Bennet.
Roland Young played the stuffy bank president, cosmo Topper. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Topper. In the first film, Cary Grant and Constance Bennett co-star as ghosts trying to control Topper.