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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

I tell him what I want?

Because you always

have the same thing.

Supposing one morning I were to

take a notion to battle a trout...

or some oatmeal

or something?

Where would we be then?

Don't be silly.

I've taken great pains

to arrange your diet properly.

You need sulphur,

and eggs have sulphur.

Don't dally, dear.

James tells me you had

to run for the train yesterday.

I did. I ran fast too.

I caught the very last step.

The very last step?


What is outrageous about running

for a train, dear? Lots of men do it.

Yes, clerks and bookkeepers who come

to the depot in a bus to catch the 7:45.

But for the president of the

bank to arrive in a limousine...

to take the banker's special, and then to run

all over the platform like a silly chicken.

I didn't run like a silly

chicken. I ran beautifully.

Besides, you know how

you puff when you run.

Of course I puff. Everybody

puffs. You puff yourself, Clara.

I remember that day

- Cosmo, please. Don't be vulgar.

Sorry, dear. And I don't care if

you are well-preserved for your age.

You look anything but

dignified when you run.

And I won't have you climbing aboard

the banker's special all out of breath.

42, sir.

Good-bye, dear.


Don't run, dear.

It's 8:
45, Mr. Topper.

Morning, Mr. Topper.

Good morning.

Good morning, Mr. Topper.

Good morning.

Good morning.

Good morning.

Good morning.

Good morning.

You know, it is a good

morning too, isn't it?

I haven't enjoyed it though.

Don't you feel all right?

I don't feel all right. I feel

a million years old. You, old?

Why, you'll never grow

old, Mr. Topper. No?

I think you grow younger

every year.

I'd rather grow younger every

day. Anything special this morning?

No, but Mrs. Topper phoned me to be sure

that you go to lunch promptly at 12:00.

Did she tell you what I was to

eat? It's all right, I'll remember.

The directors are all waiting

in the board room. All of them?

All except Mr. Kerby.

He promised me faithfully-

He's not here. I phoned his

penthouse and their Long Island place.

Neither of them had been

home all night. I suppose not.

We'll probably have to get a detective

to... locate him the way we did last year.

If he should turn up, ask him please to

come in and sign the minutes at least.

My word! Fine place to sleep, isn't it?

Gentlemen, we will as usual

conduct our annual meeting...

without the presence of our

largest stockholder, Mr. Kerby.

Weather clear, track fast!

I made it!

The meeting will please

come to order.

Very gratifying to have you

with us, Mr. Kerby.

I will read the annual statement

that is ready for publication...

if approved by this board...

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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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