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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Edward King / ... (5 episodes, 1957-1958)
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 Mark Garron / ... (5 episodes, 1957-1958)
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 Jeff Banner / ... (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
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 Hilde Frenz / ... (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Joseph Mell ...
 Bertelli / ... (3 episodes, 1958)
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 Dr. Jacques Roland / ... (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Valerie French ...
 Paula Crowley (3 episodes, 1958-1960)
(3 episodes, 1959)
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 Augie Adams / ... (3 episodes, 1959)
Whitney Blake ...
 Carrie / ... (2 episodes, 1958)
Richard Shannon ...
 Lt. Larry Pascal / ... (2 episodes, 1960)
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 Field Marshal von Kluge / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
William Fawcett ...
 Cookie / ... (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Ben Wright ...
 Geranal Von Olbricht / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Jake Brittin / ... (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
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 Jed Risk / ... (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
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 Captain Posen / ... (2 episodes, 1957-1960)
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 Jim McCandless / ... (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
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 Dr. Alex Farget / ... (2 episodes, 1957-1959)
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 Dave (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
John Damler ...
 Detective / ... (2 episodes, 1958)
Larry Thor ...
 Detective / ... (2 episodes, 1958)
Grandon Rhodes ...
 Dad / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Peter Adams ...
 Colonel von Dohnanyi (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Madge Blake ...
 Auntie / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Joey Forman ...
 Dick Ravenna / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
George Eldredge ...
 Coroner / ... (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
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 Spud (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Gail Kobe ...
 Martha / ... (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Nestor Paiva ...
 Aubert / ... (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Paul E. Burns ...
 Bartender / ... (2 episodes, 1957)
James Nolan ...
 O'Brien (2 episodes, 1957)
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 Spencer (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Vic Perrin ...
 Thief (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
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 Lieutenant Nelson / ... (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Bonnie Bolding ...
 Mrs. Evelyn Stevens / ... (2 episodes, 1958)
Lawrence Dobkin ...
 Joe Frazier / ... (2 episodes, 1958)
John Eldredge ...
 Dr. Leopold / ... (2 episodes, 1958)
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 Gordon / ... (2 episodes, 1958)
John Gallaudet ...
 Sgt. Lewis (2 episodes, 1958)
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 Bert Landon / ... (2 episodes, 1958)
Michael Fox ...
 Father Holze / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Johnny Keegan / ... (2 episodes, 1959)
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 Lily Adair (1 episode, 1958)
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 Martha Dolon (1 episode, 1958)
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 Flight Lieutenant Upton (1 episode, 1958)
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 Midge Varney (1 episode, 1958)
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 Earl Sherwood (1 episode, 1958)
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 Damon Phillips (1 episode, 1958)
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 Joe Kane (1 episode, 1959)
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 Dick Bowen (1 episode, 1959)
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 Mrs. Adams (1 episode, 1959)
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 Tom Burns (1 episode, 1959)
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 Tom Longman (1 episode, 1959)
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 Major General von Tresckow (1 episode, 1959)
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 Johnny Nighthawk (1 episode, 1960)
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 Brock Callahan (1 episode, 1960)
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 Mark Fordham (1 episode, 1960)
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 Ann St. Martin (1 episode, 1960)
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 Tony Benedetti (1 episode, 1958)
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 Edward Judson (1 episode, 1958)
King Donovan ...
 Frank Mitchell (1 episode, 1958)
Marilyn Erskine ...
 Fran Sherwood (1 episode, 1958)
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 Sergeant Shaw (1 episode, 1958)
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 Paul Dolon (1 episode, 1958)
Kay Stewart ...
 Lillian (1 episode, 1958)
Leora Dana ...
 Janet Kennedy (1 episode, 1959)
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 George Adams (1 episode, 1959)
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 Donovan (1 episode, 1959)
Lamont Johnson ...
 Colonel von Schlabrendorff (1 episode, 1959)
Tyler MacDuff ...
 Captain Armstrong (1 episode, 1959)
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 Dick Crane (1 episode, 1959)
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 Bernice Davis (1 episode, 1959)
Miiko Taka ...
 Nika Shioya (1 episode, 1959)
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 John Burke (1 episode, 1959)
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 Betty Fordham (1 episode, 1960)
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 Matt Brent (1 episode, 1960)
Steve Peck ...
 Frank Piper (1 episode, 1960)
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 Jan Barnett (1 episode, 1960)
James Flavin ...
 Gavin Marshall (1 episode, 1957)
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 Jonas (1 episode, 1958)
June Dayton ...
 Mrs. Tyler (1 episode, 1958)
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 Commanding Officer (1 episode, 1958)
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 Don Peters (1 episode, 1958)
Christine White ...
 Mae (1 episode, 1958)
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 Virgil Merryman (1 episode, 1959)
Walter Coy ...
 Confederate General (1 episode, 1959)
Jean Gillespie ...
 Joyce Adams (2 episodes, 1959)
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 Harry Cooper (1 episode, 1959)
John Larch ...
 Colonel Brandt (1 episode, 1959)
Frank Maxwell ...
 Anders (1 episode, 1959)
Bibi Osterwald ...
 Sarah Ponmair (1 episode, 1959)
Stephen Wootton ...
 Badger O'Bannion (1 episode, 1959)
Olive Deering ...
 Mrs. Stacey (1 episode, 1960)
Margaret Field ...
 Lorna Kendiss (1 episode, 1960)
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 Lt. Dave Hutchins (1 episode, 1960)
Craig Duncan ...
 Chief (1 episode, 1957)
Arthur Batanides ...
 Frankie (1 episode, 1958)
Kathryn Card ...
 Mrs. Gilroy (1 episode, 1958)
Francis De Sales ...
 Charlie Moss (1 episode, 1958)
Richard Peel ...
 Tiny (1 episode, 1958)
Howard Petrie ...
 Lieutenant Gifford (1 episode, 1958)
James Todd ...
 Ed Connell (1 episode, 1958)
James Anderson ...
 Confederate Captain (1 episode, 1959)
James Bell ...
 Judge Harrison (1 episode, 1959)
Helen Conrad ...
 Mrs. Merryman (1 episode, 1959)
Betsy Jones-Moreland ...
 Harriet MacLore (1 episode, 1959)
Flip Mark ...
 Robbie Adams (2 episodes, 1959)
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 May Crane (1 episode, 1959)
Joe Sonessa ...
 Dick 'Skipper' Bowen, Jr. (1 episode, 1959)
Russell Thorson ...
 Harrison (1 episode, 1959)
Sam Buffington ...
 Shabby American (1 episode, 1960)
Joe De Santis ...
 Mac Ustich (1 episode, 1960)
Tom Greenway ...
 Captain Quincy (1 episode, 1960)
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 John Bowman (1 episode, 1960)
Marjorie Bennett ...
 Mrs. Hoskins (1 episode, 1957)
David De Haven ...
 David (1 episode, 1958)
Michael Garrett ...
 Wreither (1 episode, 1958)
Ruth Storey ...
 Miss Kalish (1 episode, 1958)
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 Andy (1 episode, 1958)
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 Judy Coyne (1 episode, 1959)
Havis Davenport ...
 Gloria Burns (1 episode, 1959)
Ralph Gamble ...
 3rd Buyer (1 episode, 1959)
Eugene Iglesias ...
 Joey (1 episode, 1959)
William Lundmark ...
 Ezra Armstrong (1 episode, 1959)
Read Morgan ...
 Ed (1 episode, 1959)
William Swan ...
 Jim Miller (1 episode, 1959)
Phil Tead ...
 Jack MacRoberts (1 episode, 1959)
Tol Avery ...
 Judge (1 episode, 1960)
Paul Bryar ...
 Corporal (1 episode, 1960)
Barbara Darrow ...
 Linda Hollander (1 episode, 1960)
Paul Maxey ...
 Johnson (1 episode, 1960)
John Cliff ...
 Driver (1 episode, 1957)
Walter Barnes ...
 Don Gleason (1 episode, 1958)
Jerry Hausner ...
 Ben Monzok (1 episode, 1958)
Zoe Hazlett ...
 Secretary (1 episode, 1958)
Theodore Newton ...
 Doc Lewis (1 episode, 1958)
Irene Tedrow ...
 Middle-aged Woman (1 episode, 1958)
Steve Baylor ...
 Lousie (1 episode, 1959)
Cheryl Callaway ...
 Dollie (1 episode, 1959)
Mason Curry ...
 Doctor Alvin Morris (1 episode, 1959)
Hugh Lawrence ...
 Wilson (1 episode, 1959)
Eve McVeagh ...
 Miss Bellows (1 episode, 1959)
Jeane Wood ...
 Teacher (1 episode, 1959)
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 Michael Gilmore (1 episode, 1960)
Doug DeCosta ...
 Officer Collins (1 episode, 1960)
Allen Jung ...
 Mr. Wong (1 episode, 1960)
Eddie Parker ...
 Brawler (1 episode, 1960)
Art Baker ...
 M.C. (1 episode, 1958)
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 Roy Morgan (1 episode, 1958)
Virginia Eiler ...
 Ruth (1 episode, 1958)
Oliver McGowan ...
 Director (1 episode, 1958)
Dorothy Crider ...
 Carol (1 episode, 1959)
Pamela Dean ...
 Jennie (1 episode, 1959)
Alex Gerry ...
 Dr. Karl Goeidler (1 episode, 1959)
Jack Orrison ...
 Caretaker (1 episode, 1959)
Ron Soble ...
 Jim Fisher (1 episode, 1959)
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 Hirsh (1 episode, 1959)
Suey Chan ...
 Monk (1 episode, 1960)
Joanne Davis ...
 Liz (1 episode, 1960)
Lee Giroux ...
 News Announcer (1 episode, 1960)
Douglas Odney ...
 Ellison Hollander (1 episode, 1960)
James Turley ...
 Assistant Director (1 episode, 1958)
Lester Dorr ...
 Buyer #1 (1 episode, 1959)
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 SS Major (1 episode, 1959)
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 Frank Henderson (1 episode, 1959)
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 Gene MacNeill (1 episode, 1959)
Ann Seaton ...
 Woman (1 episode, 1959)
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 Eve Fremont (1 episode, 1960)
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 Mr. Stacey (1 episode, 1960)
Wally Richard ...
 University Club Clerk (1 episode, 1958)
Walter Hong Jr. ...
 Toki (1 episode, 1959)
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 Martha Henderson (1 episode, 1959)
Sid Gillman ...
 Himself - Coach, Los Angeles Rams (1 episode, 1960)
Gregg Palmer ...
 Actor (1 episode, 1958)
Hazel Shermet ...
 Hazel (1 episode, 1959)
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 Chris (1 episode, 1957)
Judith Braun ...
 Gallia (1 episode, 1957)
Paul Busch
(1 episode, 1957)
Sidney Clute
(1 episode, 1957)
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 Mrs. Garron (1 episode, 1957)
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 Captain Beagle (1 episode, 1957)
Kort Falkenberg ...
 Paul Harbach (1 episode, 1957)
Sam Flint ...
 Judge (1 episode, 1957)
Steven Geray
(1 episode, 1957)
Thomas E. Jackson ...
 Detective (1 episode, 1957)
Fran Keegan
(1 episode, 1957)
William Kendis ...
 Agent Farber (1 episode, 1957)
Jess Kirkpatrick ...
 Murphy (1 episode, 1957)
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 Rita Benson (1 episode, 1957)
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 Mrs. Ripetti (1 episode, 1957)
John Morley ...
 Father Boniface (1 episode, 1957)
John Reach
(1 episode, 1957)
Grant Richards ...
 Agent McCoy (1 episode, 1957)
Jon Shepodd ...
 Paul (1 episode, 1957)
Bud Slater ...
 Officer (1 episode, 1957)
John Stephenson
(1 episode, 1957)
Gloria Talbott ...
 Bitsy King (1 episode, 1957)
Fredd Wayne ...
 Lt. Brackett (1 episode, 1957)
Dick Wessel ...
 Cedric Wychinski (1 episode, 1957)
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 Capt. Sam McCurdy (1 episode, 1957)
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 Mike (1 episode, 1958)
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 Coroner (1 episode, 1958)
Morris Ankrum ...
 Stan MacGregor (1 episode, 1958)
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 Ruth (1 episode, 1958)
Ernestine Barrier
(1 episode, 1958)
Russ Bender ...
 Perkins (1 episode, 1958)
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 Marie (1 episode, 1958)
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 June Dunlap (1 episode, 1958)
Robert Burton ...
 Sam Dunlap (1 episode, 1958)
Robert Busch ...
 Technician (1 episode, 1958)
Thom Conroy ...
 Man (1 episode, 1958)
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 Pete Bannion (1 episode, 1958)
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 Elvira Moss (1 episode, 1958)
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 Ed Barton (1 episode, 1958)
Nick Dennis ...
 Sergeant Martinez (1 episode, 1958)
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 Martha Barton (1 episode, 1958)
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 Anne (1 episode, 1958)
Barbara Eiler ...
 Ann Palmer (1 episode, 1958)
Paul Engle ...
 Tommy Barton (1 episode, 1958)
Byron Foulger ...
 Elkins (1 episode, 1958)
Frank Gerstle
(1 episode, 1958)
(1 episode, 1958)
Jim Gordon
(1 episode, 1958)
Sol Gorss ...
 Sports (1 episode, 1958)
Wilton Graff
(1 episode, 1958)
Robert Griffin ...
 Judge (1 episode, 1958)
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 Sven (1 episode, 1958)
Dean Harens ...
 Hal Loeffler (1 episode, 1958)
John Harmon ...
 Thief (1 episode, 1958)
Thomas Browne Henry ...
 Dr. Stanley (1 episode, 1958)
Henry Hunter
(2 episodes, 1958-1960)
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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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Predictable fare, well made with starry cast
9 December 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See 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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