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Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

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DESTINY
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Revue Productions, Inc.
for
CBS (Fridays)(05Jul57 to 27Sep57)
CBS (Fridays)(18Jul58 to 26Sep58)

US Anthology series  Summer 1957, Summer 1958

Hosted by Francis L. Sullivan

Network reruns of anthology series episodes with the titles occasionally altered.

################## Destiny ###################
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CBS Fridays (05Jul57 to 27Sep57)

1.01 Destiny: THE ENEMIES
05Jul1957 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Larry Marcus
Story by Stephen Crane
Directed by Herschel Daughtery
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
Joseph Cotten ... Private Harris
Gaby Rodgers .... Catherine
Royal Dano ...... Confederate Deserter
Don McGowan ..... Yankee Sergeant
Josephine Hutchinson .. Mother
Ewing Mitchell .. Confederate Colonel
Synopsis:
Yankee Private Harris and his platoon invade a Southern plantation. [RF]
*NOTE: Orginally aired on GE Theater 14Oct56.
This was the first of the "Destiny" series which replaced "Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre" for the summer.

1.02 Destiny: KILLER'S PRIDE
12Jul1957 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Michael Fessier
Story by Leslie McFarlane
Directed by Robert Florey
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
John Kerr ....... Tom Parr
Gail Kobe ....... Helen
James Goodwin ... Neal
Hanna Landy ..... Angela Blake
Robert Osterloh.. Sheriff
Fay Wray ........ Mrs. Parr
Mae Clarke ...... Mrs. Parker
Synopsis:
A hero and then the object of severe abuse in his own Western town when he outshoots a vicious young killer. [RF]
*NOTE: Originally aired on "Jane Wyman Presents" 29Jan57.

1.03 Destiny: DR. JORDAN
19Jul1957 CBS Fri
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
Dennis Morgan ... Dr. Jordan
Sidney Blackmer
Synopsis:
A hospitalized auto crash victim who has knowledge of top defense secrets in a nuclear research laboratory finds
himself a patient of Dr. Jordan's with identification taken from his clothing which indicate that he is a married
man named Jim Wilson. [RF]

1.04 Destiny: DOCTORS OF PAWNEE KILL
26Jul1957 CBS Fri
Teleplay by N.B. Stone Jr. / Story by Thomas Thompson
Directed by Don Weis
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest Cast:
Lee Marvin ....... Art Temple
Kevin McCarthy ... Wayne Temple
Margaret Hayes ... Molly Malone
Jean Howell ...... Helen Temple
Claude Akins ..... Duke Williams
Ted de Corsia .... Ben Jackson
William Challee .. Wally
Dorothy Adams .... Mrs. Clay
Christian Pasques. Ben
Hal Smith ........ Henchman
Townsmen
Don Devlin, Harry Strang, Howard Wright
Synopsis:
In a small frontier town two brothers disagree as to the best method of ridding the town of its dangerous
outlaw element. [RF]
*NOTE: Originally aired on "G.E. True" 27Jan57.


1.05 Destiny: HARBOR PATROL
02Aug1957 CBS Fri
Written by John D. Robinson
Directed by Richard Irving
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
Neville Brand .... Barney Gavin
Leo Gordon ....... Tim Thatcher
Jean Howell ...... Midge
Cara Williams .... Dorothy
Joe De Santis .... Captain Garcia
Kevin Hagen ...... Sam
Peter Leeds ...... Henry
Sid Tomack ....... George
Anthony Lawrence.. Jackie
Bart Burns ....... Harry
Natalie Masters
Synopsis:
The chief of the harbor police finds all efforts to catch a narcotics smuggler lead to an empty beach
until he overhears a conversation between two tipsy women. [RF]
*NOTE: Originally aired on "Jane Wyman Presents" 23Apr57.

1.06 Destiny: A HERO RETURNS
09Aug1957 CBS Fri [Daily Reporter Ohio]
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
Dane Clark ....... Vico Ferrasco
Sebastian Cabot .. Father
Serena Sande ..... Della
Penny Santon ..... Senora LaTorre
Anna Navarro ..... Pretty Girl
Danny Richards ... First Boy
Synopsis:
A war-torn town once occupied by enemy troops. Vico Ferrasco, the leader of the partisan group during
the liberation of Italy returns with his band to his small village intent on asserting his power. [RF]
*NOTE: Originally aired on "Jane Wyman Presents" as "The Liberator" 10Jan56.
 
1.07 Destiny: I WILL NOT DIE
Revue Productions, Inc. prod. no. 1178 (copyright date 13Mar57)
16Aug1957 CBS Fri
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
Merle Oberon ........ Mata Hari
Jacques Bergerac .... Armand Brissac
John Hoyt ........... Beaumont
Carl Benton Reid .... Dunett
Helen Wallace ....... Sister Leonide
Dayton Lummis ....... LaFort
Stella Lynn ......... Kim Suim
Alexander Campbell .. President
Synopsis:
The infamous Mata Hari is condemned to death by her World War I espionage activities and faces the
firing squad with no hope of reprieve until a French Army Officer mysteriously offers to help her escape. [RF]
*NOTE: Originally aired on "G.E. Theater" 28Apr57.

1.08 Destiny: FOREIGN WIFE
23Aug1957 CBS Fri
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
Stephen McNally
Phyllis Kirk
Larry Dobkin
Synopsis:
A U.S. Army officer's wife is being blackmailed by a group of enemy agents into obtaining secret documents. [RF]

1.09 Destiny: THE SMUGGLER
30Aug1957 CBS Fri
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
Gilbert Roland ... Tasso
Henry Daniell .... Dictator
Vince Edwards .... Angelo
Lita Milan ....... Anna
Richard Karlan ... Police Captain
Pedro Regas ...... Old Fisherman
*NOTE: Previously aired on "Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre" 25Oct55.

1.10 Destiny: ANGEL OF WRATH
06Sep1957 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Halsey Melone
Story by William Fay
Directed by Ray Milland
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
Ray Milland ...... John
Jeanne Bates ..... Sister Mary
Howard McNear .... Selk
Marianne Stewart.. Phyllis
Thayer Roberts ... Lester
Synopsis:
A Broadway stars unwary investment in a publishing firm turns out to be supporting the printing of
indecent literature. [RF]
*NOTE: Originally aired on "G.E. True" 05May57.

1.11 Destiny: THE LITTLE BLACK LIE
13Sep1957 CBS Fri
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
Dane Clark ...... George Heldig
Carolyn Jones ... Madeline Novak
John Harmon ..... Johnny
Peggy Webber .... Mrs. Heldig
Harry Jackson ... Steve
Synopsis:
A drama about a New York City policeman who stops in a bar while enroute home finds himself involved
with the one-time girlfriend of an ex-convict. [RF]
*NOTE: Originally aired on "Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre" 01Jan57.

1.12 Destiny: BETWEEN JOBS
20Sep1957 CBS Fri
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
Ralph Meeker .... Joe Novak
Neville Brand ... Captain
Irvin Ashkenazy.. Sam
Jeanette Nolan .. Landlady
Peggy Maley ..... Waitress
Synopsis:
A young man down on his luck is offered an opportunity to make a quick fortune. [RF]
*NOTE: Originally aired on "Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre" 30Oct56.

1.13 Destiny: THE MARSHAL AND THE MOB
27Sep1957 CBS Fri
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
Dan Duryea
Ward Bond
Synopsis:
The Marshal of a new town is pitted against seven ranch hands who think they know who shot a friend. [RF]

 

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CBS Fridays (18Jul58 to 26Sep58)

2.01 [14] Destiny: THE TRAVELING CORPSE
18Jul1958 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Joel Murcott  / Story by Norman Matson
Directed by James Neilson
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
Dennis O'Keefe ... Prof. Stephen Bolt
Leora Dana
John Baragrey
Gertrude Michael
Synopsis:
A teacher of criminology hears a strange story from a guest lecturer about a corpse disappearing,
he suspects that the story is of an actual murder and starts to investigate. [RF]
*NOTE: Previously aired on "Schlitz Playhouse" 03May57.

2.02 [15] Destiny: THE QUESTIONING NOTE
25Jul1958 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Charles Larson
Story by Philip Freund
Directed by John Brahm
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
James Mason ...... Wayne Sebastian
Pamela Mason ..... Iris Sebastian
Werner Klemperer.. Muller
John Wengraf
Nora Marlowe
Sebastian Cabot
Jan Arvan
Kim Hamilton
Russell Evans
Synopsis:
A wife doubts the sanity of a neurotic author when he becomes involved with a mysterious stranger
on a Caribbean vacation. [RF]
*NOTE: Previously aired on "G.E. Theater" 06Oct57.

2.03 [16] Destiny: THE VELVET TRAP
01Aug1958 CBS Fri
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
James Whitmore
Phyllis Thaxter
Paul Richards
Corey Allen
Dorothy Adams
Jimmy Ogg
Synopsis:
A released convict is haunted by fear of revenge for frameup he is believed to have engineered. [RF]
*NOTE: Previously aired on "Jane Wyman Presents" 31Jan56.

2.04 [17] Destiny: WITH MALICE TOWARDS NONE
08Aug1958 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Hagar Wilde / Story by Vivian Fletcher
Directed by Jules Bricken
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
Bette Davis ...... Miss Burrows
John Baragrey .... Brandisher
Maudie Prickett .. Mrs. Simms
Frances Bavier ... Miss Trimingham
Dee Carroll ...... Miss D.
Arthur D. Gilmour
Synopsis:
A woman accountant aspires to be a novelist is embittered by the number of rejection slips she receives.
She decides to get venheance on one publisher who holds her beloved novel up to ridicule. Ironically
her book concerns an author who shoots a publisher when he rejects her novel. [RF]
*NOTE: Previously aired on "G.E. Theater" 10Mar57.

2.05 [18] Destiny: THE ALIBI
Revue Productions, Inc. (copyright date 04Dec56)
(copyright series title: "Anthologies")
15Aug1958
Teleplay by William Fay and Oscar Millard / Story by Harriet Washburn
Directed by Jules Bricken
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest Cast:
Mona Freeman ..... Annette Holman
John Hoyt ........ Robert Holman
Helmut Dantine ... Charles Turnwell
Jester Hairston .. Thomas
Martin Wilkins ... Redcap
John Zaremba
Alan Reed
Mabel Rea
Chuck Webster
Synopsis:
Annette Holman and Charles Turnwell, a young author, conspire to murder Annette's husband. [RF]
*NOTE: Previously aired on "Studio 57" 03Feb57.

2.06 [19] Destiny: SPORTING CHANCE
22Aug1958 CBS Fri
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
Mark Stevens
John Baragrey
Synopsis:
A jealous man turns a duck hunting expedition into a manhunt. [RF]
*NOTE: Previously aired on "Schlitz Playhouse" 28Jun57.

2.07 [20] Destiny: HIGH GREEN WALL
29Aug1958 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Charles R. Jackson / Based on the short story by Evelyn Waugh
Directed by Nicholas Ray
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
Joseph Cotten ..... Hanly
Thomas Gomez ...... Messler
Maurice Marsac .... Aubert
Marshall Bradford.. First Explorer
Ward Wood ......... Second Explorer
Synopsis:
After the death of his son and his wife's abandonment, Hanly ventures forth on an ill-fated expedition
to the Amazon jungle. [RF]
*NOTE: Originally aired on "G.E. Theater" 03Oct54.

2.08 [21] Destiny: OUTPOST
05Sep1958 CBS Fri
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
Lex Barker ........ Brad
Charles Bronson ... Dawson
Jack Lambert ...... Flood
Jim Nolan ......... Mike
Douglas Spencer ... Clint
Kem Dibbs
Jonathan Hole
Adam Kennedy
George Keymas
Rita Lynn
Boyd Morgan
George Robotham
John War Eagle
Synopsis:
While tracking down a murderer who has deserted from the Army, a U.S. Cavalry officer finds an elderly
man who is dying. He realizes that if he tries to help the old man, the killer will escape. [RF]


2.09 [22] Destiny: EYES OF A STRANGER
12Sep1958 CBS Fri
Story by Christopher LaFarge
Directed by Ray Milland
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
Tallulah Bankhead .. Katherine Belmont
Richard Denning .... Dr. Mark Andrews
Gavin Gordon ....... Vance Parrish
Dan Tobin .......... Richard Brighton
Cynthia Leighton ... Sylvia
Synopsis:
A woman undergoes a corneal transplant to aid her ailing sight and has a change of personality. [RF]
*NOTE: Previously aired on "G.E. Theater" 08Dec57.

2.10 [23] Destiny: THE BLUE HOTEL
19Sep1958 CBS Fri
Teleplay by John McGreevey
Story by Stephen Crane
Directed by John Brahm
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
Vincent Price .... Swede
Adam Kennedy ..... Johnnie
Lee Van Cleef .... Cowboy
Phil Chambers .... Manager
Chick Chandler ... Easterner
Tristram Coffin .. Gambler
Synopsis:
A cowardly man is convinced by a gang of practical jokers that everyone is afraid of him. [RF]
*NOTE: Previously aired on "Schlitz Playhouse" 12Apr57.

2.11 [24] Destiny: STRANGE WITNESS
26Sep1958 CBS Fri
Teleplay by Gavin Lambert
Story by John Whiting
Directed by Herschel Daughtery
Host Francis L. Sullivan
Guest cast:
Joan Crawford .... Ruth Marshall
Sidney Blackmer .. John Marshall
John McIntire .... Christ
Tom Tryon ........ David
Synopsis:
A man is murdered after discovering his wife with another man. [RF]
*NOTE: Previously aired on "G.E. Theater" 23Mar58.
*TRIVIA: Critic review NY Times, "Joan Crawford looks especially well in her most recent TV appearance.
Wearing a becoming hairdo and a svelte black dress, Miss Crawford brings credibility to this contrived
tale about an older woman who's eager enough for love to be too foolish about it.
 

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