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Alcoa Theatre 

When The Alcoa Hour dramatic anthology series moved from Sunday night to Monday, both the name and the format were changed. Instead of having a completely different cast for each episode, ... See full summary »
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1960   1959   1958   1957  
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Jack Lemmon ...  Ashley / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1958
David Niven ...  Jeff Carleton / ... 6 episodes, 1957-1958
Robert Ryan ...  'Ken Morton' / ... 4 episodes, 1957-1958
Charles Boyer ...  Dr. Hudson / ... 3 episodes, 1957-1958
Jane Powell ...  Hilde Frenz / ... 3 episodes, 1957-1958
Joseph Mell Joseph Mell ...  Bertelli / ... 3 episodes, 1958
Jack Carson ...  Augie Adams / ... 3 episodes, 1959
Michael Pate ...  Bert Landon / ... 3 episodes, 1957-1958
Valerie French ...  Paula Crowley / ... 3 episodes, 1958-1960
Sandy Kenyon 3 episodes, 1959
Lew Ayres ...  Jed Risk / ... 2 episodes, 1958-1959
Edward Binns ...  Captain Posen / ... 2 episodes, 1957-1960
David Janssen ...  Jim McCandless / ... 2 episodes, 1957-1958
DeForest Kelley ...  Jake Brittin / ... 2 episodes, 1958-1960
Paul E. Burns ...  Papa Saintene / ... 2 episodes, 1957
Whitney Blake ...  Carrie / ... 2 episodes, 1958
Richard Shannon Richard Shannon ...  Lt. Larry Pascal / ... 2 episodes, 1960
Richard Hale ...  Dr. Alex Farget / ... 2 episodes, 1957-1959
Lawrence Dobkin ...  Joe Frazier / ... 2 episodes, 1958
Ross Elliott ...  Gordon / ... 2 episodes, 1958
Bonnie Bolding Bonnie Bolding ...  Evelyn / ... 2 episodes, 1958
John Hoyt ...  Field Marshal von Kluge / ... 2 episodes, 1959-1960
John Gallaudet ...  Bill Fowler / ... 2 episodes, 1958
Malcolm Atterbury ...  Marv / ... 2 episodes, 1957-1958
James Nolan ...  O'Brien / ... 2 episodes, 1957
George N. Neise ...  Dave / ... 2 episodes, 1958-1960
John Eldredge ...  Dr. Leopold / ... 2 episodes, 1958
Vic Perrin Vic Perrin ...  Mr. Smith / ... 2 episodes, 1958-1959
William Fawcett ...  Cookie / ... 2 episodes, 1958-1959
George Eldredge George Eldredge ...  Coroner / ... 2 episodes, 1958-1960
Ben Wright ...  Geranal Von Olbricht / ... 2 episodes, 1959-1960
Cliff Robertson ...  Johnny Keegan / ... 2 episodes, 1959
Richard Jaeckel ...  Spenser 2 episodes, 1958-1959
Harold J. Stone ...  Lt. Oran Nelson / ... 2 episodes, 1958-1959
Kasey Rogers ...  Girl / ... 2 episodes, 1957-1958
Jean Gillespie ...  Joyce Adams 2 episodes, 1959
Flip Mark Flip Mark ...  Robbie Adams 2 episodes, 1959
Nestor Paiva ...  Aubert / ... 2 episodes, 1957-1958
John Damler ...  Detective / ... 2 episodes, 1958
Larry Thor Larry Thor ...  Detective / ... 2 episodes, 1958
Grandon Rhodes ...  Dad / ... 2 episodes, 1959-1960
Henry Hunter Henry Hunter ...  Dr. Camber 2 episodes, 1958-1960
Peter Adams Peter Adams ...  Colonel von Dohnanyi 2 episodes, 1959-1960
Madge Blake ...  Auntie / ... 2 episodes, 1959-1960
Joey Forman ...  Dick Ravenna / ... 2 episodes, 1959-1960
Gail Kobe ...  Martha / ... 2 episodes, 1957-1958
Michael Fox ...  Father Holze / ... 2 episodes, 1959-1960
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When The Alcoa Hour dramatic anthology series moved from Sunday night to Monday, both the name and the format were changed. Instead of having a completely different cast for each episode, the series now used a set group of actors who would appear repeatedly throughout the series in various roles. While most of the productions were serious dramas, a few comedies were also included in the mix. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Turn of Fate See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Follows The Alcoa Hour (1955) See more »

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Predictable fare, well made with starry cast
9 December 2009 | by didi-5See all my reviews

Also known as 'Turn of Fate', this series presents mysteries and stories with a twist - a kind of 1950s Tales of the Unexpected. With stars such as David Niven, Jane Powell, and Robert Ryan, the quality of the acting is high - the stories somewhat easy to work out, but entertaining nonetheless.

The prints currently airing on TV are sharp and clear so it's likely some restoration has been done; the quality of this series also proves that the 1950s were indeed a golden age for American television, when stage and movie stars alike were embracing the medium.

Turn of Fate is well worth half an hour of anyone's time and the stories and situations are varied enough for several episodes to be watched without the viewer getting bored.


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