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Sophisticated but stuffy Cosmo Topper (Leo G. Carroll) is the vice president of City Bank, married to sweet (but rather clueless) Henrietta (Lee Patrick). They live in a Los Angeles house they bought from the estate of a young couple, George and Marion Kerby (real life husband and wife Robert Sterling and Anne Jeffreys), who died after being swept away by an avalanche. A St. Bernard, Neil, who attempted to rescue them also died with them. Topper discovers his new home is haunted by the former occupants as well as Neil. Strangely, he is the only one able to see or hear them. Neil, the St. Bernard, loves martinis and a running gag is the invisible dog lapping up the drink.

The Kerbys try to bring some excitement and joy into the life of stodgy and conservative Topper. The ghosts cause strange (but humorous) events to happen, which an embarrassed Cosmo has to try to explain to others baffled—and even frightened—by them.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco's Camel cigarettes was the show's sponsor; the actors were seen smoking in every episode, as required by Reynolds, there were integrated commercials with each episode as well as announcing that free cartons of Camels were being sent to various military bases and veterans hospitals each week. Topper would long be popular in syndication, with the Camel commercials and references removed, but with the characters still seen smoking.

Sophisticated but stuffy Cosmo Topper (Leo G. Carroll) is the vice president of City Bank, married to sweet (but rather clueless) Henrietta (Lee Patrick). They live in a Los Angeles house they bought from the estate of a young couple, George and Marion Kerby (real life husband and wife Robert Sterling and Anne Jeffreys), who died after being swept away by an avalanche. A St. Bernard, Neil, who attempted to rescue them also died with them. Topper discovers his new home is haunted by the former occupants as well as Neil. Strangely, he is the only one able to see or hear them. Neil, the St. Bernard, loves martinis and a running gag is the invisible dog lapping up the drink.

The Kerbys try to bring some excitement and joy into the life of stodgy and conservative Topper. The ghosts cause strange (but humorous) events to happen, which an embarrassed Cosmo has to try to explain to others baffled—and even frightened—by them.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco's Camel cigarettes was the show's sponsor; the actors were seen smoking in every episode, as required by Reynolds, there were integrated commercials with each episode as well as announcing that free cartons of Camels were being sent to various military bases and veterans hospitals each week. Topper would long be popular in syndication, with the Camel commercials and references removed, but with the characters still seen smoking.