Topper (1937) is an American comedy film which tells the story of a stuffy, stuck-in-his-ways man who is haunted by the ghosts of a fun-loving married couple. 
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. [...] Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim wrote eleven episodes for Topper’s first season with George Oppenheimer. 
Realizing they aren’t in heaven or hell because they’ve never been responsible enough to do good deeds or bad ones, they decide that freeing their old friend Cosmo Topper from his regimented lifestyle will be their ticket into heaven. [...] On a whim, after George and Marion die, he buys George’s flashy sports car. [...] When George wrecks their classy sports car, they wake up from the accident as ghosts. 
The series was broadcast on CBS from October 9, 1953 to July 15, 1955, and stars Leo G. Carroll in the title role. [...] A St. Bernard, Neil, who attempted to rescue them also died with them. 
The film stars Constance Bennett, Cary Grant, Roland Young, and Billie Burke. 
A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs.