Synopsis: The funloving Kerbys, stockholders in the bank of which henpecked, stuffy Cosmo Topper is president, drive recklessly once too often and become ghosts. In limbo because they've never done either good or bad deeds, they decide to try a good one now: rehabilitating Topper. Lovely, flirtatious Marion takes a keen personal interest in the job. Will Topper survive the wrath of jealous ghost George? Will Mrs. Topper find that a scandalous husband isn't all bad?
Director(s): Norman Z. McLeod
Production: Hallmark Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Oh, that's all right. dd My

sincerest thanks to you, sir dd

dd Old Man Moon dd


dd dd Old Man Wilson Old Man Wilson dd

Old Man Wilson, that squares us up

for the whole week. Right, Mr. Kerby.


dd My sincerest thanks

to you, sir dd

dd Old Man Moon dddd

Hey, George, is this

30 in the morning?

No, this is Topper's bank.


Honey, do me a favor.


Shut my eyes.

I'll shut your mouth.

Good night, my pet.

Good night.

Hey, hey, hey.

Oh, hello. You going to

a costume ball?

What do you think this is, an

auto camp? Crosspatch, crosspatch.

Get out of here. You can't

sleep here. I'm not sleeping.

Talk to him about it.

He seems to be doing it all.

Oh, hush, Marion.

Who have you dug up now?

I didn't dig him up. He

dug us up. Make him go away.

I can't. It's a C-O-P.

C- O-P? Oh!

Tell him we don't want

any. Hey, hey, hey!

Flies. Get out of here.

Now you can't sleep here.

Uh, we're not sleeping. We're

waiting. Waitin' for what?

For-For- For the annual meeting of the

board of directors of that there bank.

Oh, darn.

There's nobody in there.

Maybe they're late.

"Maybe they're late. "

You see, you can't argue

with him. I can't, eh?

Now I wanna tell you something

- See what you can do with this instead.

Well, of all the- Oh!


It's three minutes

after 8:
00, sir.

Oh, all right, Wilkins.

Do you realize that most men don't get

chased out of the water like trained seals?

Most men can dawdle in their

shower. You are not most men, sir.

Why can't I be most men?

Because you are Mr. Topper, sir.

And Mrs. Topper insists.

It's four minutes past.

We dress now.

We dress now, yeah.

Good morning, Clara.

Good morning, dear.

You're late.

Oh, better late

than never.

Only 44 seconds anyhow.

Can't that fella wait until

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Jack Jevne

Jack Jevne (January 25, 1892 – May 25, 1972) was an American screenwriter. He also worked as an actor, and served as sergeant first class during World War I. He wrote for 58 films between 1919 and 1956, notably working with Laurel and Hardy on several occasions. He was born in Provo, Utah, son of Lloyd Jevne, a professional billiard player, and Anna Anderberg, a Swedish immigrant.During the Hollywood blacklist era, Jean Rouverol Butler, wife of blacklisted screenwriter Hugo Butler, wrote Autumn Leaves (1956) with her husband based on her novella. Jack Jevne fronted for her, that is, feigned authorship.Jevne died in Los Angeles, California. more…

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