CTVA US Anthology - "Hands Of Destiny" (DuMont)(1949-52)

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 Hands of Murder (season 1 original title)(30Sep49-7Apr50)
Hands of Destiny (mid-season 1 title change) (14Apr50-18Aug50) 
Hands of Mystery (season 2 title)(1950-51)
Hands of Destiny (season 3 title)(1951-52)

  Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive  
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Jim Beaver
references:
TV Guide / "Fifty Years of Television" by Vincent Torrence
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Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
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 HANDS OF MURDER/ HANDS OF DESTINY / HANDS OF MYSTERY 
Dumont Network Television
Created by Lawrence Menkin
Producer James Caddigan
Director Frank Bunett
Written by Lawrence Menkin and Charles Speer

US Anthology Series 1949-52

Premise: A mystery/anthology series

*NOTE: Soon after it went on the air, "Hands of Murder" had been showered with warm
reviews by Variety and Billboard; sharp-tongued critics like Walter Winchell
had written words of approval of its camera work, its pulse rating, which had
started at 2, moved to 12 and kept right on going.

"Hands of Murder" first came on the air as an experiment. During last summer, Dumont's
"Program Playhouse" presented a different type of show each week, serving as a showcase for audience and sponsor
reaction. On one of these shows, "Hands of Murder" was presented. The reaction was almost unanimously favorable.

TRIVIA:
Originally entitled "Hands of Murder",
the series was retitled "Hands of Destiny" in April 1950.
In September, 1950, it was retitled "Hands of Mystery", and in October, 1951 it was again retitled "Hands of Destiny",
remaining as such until its final broadcast in April 1952.

STORYLINE:
The accent is always on "why done it," rather than "who done it." Each of these murder mystery dramas,
complete in itself, presents an intense story of subjective, psychological terror.
Hands commit murder. But these hands merely obey the mind of the murderer.
Hands are the vehicle through which the depths of human passion are funnelled nto one final act of violence.
Therefore, this program presents one of the first murder mystery devices designed exclusively for television.

The television camera is utilized to its fullest extent, bringing to the audience close-ups into actual character,
motivation and conflict. With many scenes, plus tricky lighting and a minimum of settings, "Hands of Murder" gives
the impression of a rapid-fire, suspense-packed movie without the use of film. For example, a recent "Hands of Murder"
script called for 34 different scenes and more than 300 shots, and yet, not one set was used during the entire play!

NOTE: As the program took off, it began airing across the country on different days from Thursdays in the Midwest,
to Saturdays and Sundays on the West Coast.
 

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[00] Program Playhouse: Hands of Murder
31Aug1949 [Pilot]
Producer James Caddigan
Written by Lawrence Menkin and Charles Speer
Directed by Frank Bunetta
starring
John Kane
Philip Sterling
Charlotte Keane
Jim Boles
Harry Kadison
Nat Polen
Milt Herman
Stephen Elliot (as Steve Elliot)
Synopsis:
A man is subjected to extreme beatings and hounding by the thugs he owes money too. The man reaches his breaking point
and murders the loan shark. [RF]

 

Hands of Murder (season 1 original title)(30Sep49-7Apr50)

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DuMont Network (Times and Days vary across the country)

[01] Hands of Murder: [Premiere]
30Sep1949  Dumont Fri 8pm
starring
Edward Andrews
Melba Ray

[02] Hands of Murder: THE RICHEST MAN IN THE CEMETERY
07Oct1949 Dumont Fri 8pm
starring
Steven Elliot
Phil Sterling
Peggy Lobbin

[03] Hands of Murder: SECRET LIFE OF A KILLER
14Oct1949 Dumont
starring
Marjorie Reynolds

[04] Hands of Murder: MEMO TO A KILLER
21Oct1949 Dumont
starring
Peggy Wagner
Haskell Coffin
Ruth White
Milton Herman

[05] Hands of Murder: STREET GANG
28Oct1949
starring
Jack Palance (as Walter Palance)
Ruth White
Al Ramsen

[06] Hands of Murder: MURDER MARKET
04Nov1949 WABD 8pm NY
starring
Dave Karman
Miriam Wolfe
Brook Byron

[07] Hands of Murder: THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER
11Nov1949
starring
Edward Andrews
Bruno Wick
Marilyn Monk
l Hammond
Boris Marshalov
Synopsis:
World War II refugee Karl Baumann runs into a man on the street who looks like Adolph Hitler. [RF]

[08] Hands of Murder: THE JEALOUS MURDER
18Nov1949

[09] Hands of Murder: THE MAN WHO LICKED THE CITY
25Nov1949
starring
Lewis Martin
Brook Byron

[10] Hands of Murder: STRANGER WITH A KNIFE
02Dec1949
starring
Hugh Franklin
Peggy Lobbin
Stephen Elliot (as Steve Elliot)

[11] Hands of Murder: A TIME TO DIE
09Dec1949
starring
John Randolph
Charlotte Keane
Dave Karman

[12] Hands of Murder: A ROOM FULL OF WATER
16Dec1949
starring
Henry Jones
Elliott Sullivan

[13] Hands of Murder: THE MAN WHO REFUSED TO DIE
23Dec1949
starring
Nick Dennis
Stephen Elliot (as Steve Elliot)

[14] Hands of Murder: ONE OF US MUST DIE
30Dec1949
starring
Donald Butka
Elliott Sullivan
Hugh Franklin

[15] Hands of Murder: THE FETISH
06Jan1950
starring
Nat Polen

[16] Hands of Murder: STOOL PIGEON
13Jan1950
starring
Ruth White
Stephen Elliot (as Steve Elliot)

[17] Hands of Murder: THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER
20Jan1950
starring
Bruno Wick .... Karl Baumann

*Note: This is a restaging of the episode previously aired 11Nov1949.

[18] Hands of Murder: THE VALLEY OF SHADOWS
27Jan1950
06Mar1950 [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Neva Patterson
Stephen Elliot (as Steve Elliot)
*Note: Begins airing on West Coast.

[19] Hands of Murder: no title given
03Feb1950
13Mar1950 [Long Beach Press-Telegram]

[20] Hands of Murder: DEATH OF A STRANGER
10Feb1950
20Mar1950 [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Jim Boles
Brook Byron

[21] Hands of Murder: THE MAN IN THE MIRROR
17Feb1950
27Mar1950 [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Stephen Elliot (as Steve Elliot)
Neva Patterson
Synopsis:
A former French Marquis sees the face of a dead compatriot reflected in every mirror, and hears the dead man's
voice accusing him of betrayal and vowing vengeance. The accused man attempts his escape. [RF]

[22] Hands of Murder: PROFESSIONAL GUNMAN
24Feb1950
03Apr1950 [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Joe Downing

[23] Hands of Murder: WOMAN CRAZY
03Mar1950
10Apr1950 [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Donald Curtis
Joy Geffen
Synopsis:
The theater forms the background for the drama as a spurious talent scout and an idealistic young actress are the
principal characters in the killer thriller. [RF]

[24] Hands of Murder: THE GIANT CAT
10Mar1950
starring
John Seymour
Carol Hill

[25] Hands of Murder: THE HIROSHIMA GHOST
17Mar1950
24Apr1950 [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
starring
Hugh Franklin
Mitchell Argus
Synopsis:
The tale of an American educated Japanese who is killed in the famed bombing and comes back as a ghost to contact a
scientist and discuss the effects of the blast. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The story of a victim of the atomic destruction, who returns to tell of the horrendous happening. [RF]

[26] Hands of Murder: THE HUMAN MOTIVE
24Mar1950
03May1950 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Hal Cooper
Sylvia Stone
Milton Herman
Synopsis:
The story of an unmotivated crime wherein a man is murdered by another whom he has never seen. [RF]

[27] Hands of Murder: THE SLEEPWALKER
31Mar1950
10May1950 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Ruth White
Brandon Peters
Synopsis:
Story of a jealous and suspicious wife who walks in her sleep.
Synopsis 2:
The suspenseful story of an unhappy woman who walks in her sleep while haunted by the imagined criesof a baby that exists only
in her tortured mind. [RF]

[28] Hands of Murder: OF CRIME AND LOYALTY
07Apr1950
17May1950 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Adelaide Klein
Synopsis:
A falsely imprisoned young garage mechanic is ultimately vindicated. [RF]

 

Hands of Destiny (mid-season 1 title change) (14Apr50-18Aug50)
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Due to protests over the title of the series, the show was re-titled "Hands of Destiny".
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[29] Hands of Destiny: THE MAN WHO WAS BORED TO DEATH
14Apr1950
24May1950 [Long Beach Independent]
Produced & directed by Larry Menkin
starring
Henry Jones
Marilyn Monk
Frederick Paul Draper (who makes his TV debut) News item: Chester Times.
Synopsis:
A man is murdered by another whom he has never seen.
Synopsis 2:
An unadjusted ex-G.I. flounders around until he assumes the problems of another person and what happens to him makes the yarn. [RF]

[30] Hands of Destiny: THE INVISIBLE DANCER
21Apr1950
31May1950 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Mary Best
Jack Manning

[31] Hands of Destiny: THE FLYING SAUCERS
28Apr1950
07Jun1950 [Long Beach Independent]
Written by Charles Speer and Lawrence Menkin
Directed by Frank Bunetta
Music Lew White
starring
James Maloney
Ruth White
Bruno Wick
Richard Sanders
Frederick Draper
Ray Mulderick
Synopsis:
A professor is contacted thru telepathy by aliens traveling in space crafts made of light. Unfortunately everyone believes the professor has lost his mind. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The saucers appear again when a scientist reveals he has been visited by a man froir outer space. He is thought to be a lunatic. [RF]

[32] Hands of Destiny: FLIRTING WITH FATE
05May1950
14Jun1950 [Long Beach Independent] (title listed as Hold Hands With the Devil)
starring
Leo Carrillo
Synopsis:
A cop loses his identity and masquerades as a criminal to trap a vicious gang and is nearly caught himself. [RF]

[33] Hands of Destiny: COP HATER
12May1950
21Jun1950 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Charles Nevil
Synopsis:
A teenage boy who gets involved with petty racketeers through the lure of quick and easy money finds himself wrapped up in a murder. [RF]
*Note: Pre-empted in New York City for Yankees vs. Philadelphia Baseball game.

[34] Hands of Destiny: DISPLACED PERSON
19May1950
28Jun1950 [Long Beach Independent]

*Note: "Hands of Destiny" pre-empted in NYC for Trotting Races from Yonkers.

Hands of Destiny: CRIME SMASHER
unknown airdate
starring
Gale Storm

[35] Hands of Destiny: PURPOSE OF HATE
26May1950
05Jul1950 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Stephen Elliot (as Steve Elliot)
Beverly Whitney
Synopsis:
Story of an eccentric genius who causes the death of one person, attempts stealing the affection of his best friend's wife and is finally trapped by a detective. [RF]

[36] Hands of Destiny: SPEAK NO EVIL
02Jun1950
12Jul1950 [Long Beach Independent]
Synopsis:
A young girl is falsely accused of murder and the neighbors hold their own mental trial, find her guilty and make life a rather bad thing. [RF]

[37] Hands of Destiny: MURDER BY ADOPTION
09Jun1950
19Jul1950 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Charles Mendick
Leora Thatcher
Elizabeth Ross
Synopsis:
A young mother who in a moment of panic and insecurity, releases her child to an illegal adoption agency and on realizing her folly, tries to reclaim the youth. [RF]

[38] Hands of Destiny: RETURN TO LIFE
16Jun1950
26Jul1950 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Elliott Sullivan
David Kerman
Stephen Elliot (as Steven Elliot)
Synopsis:
Story of a former G.I.'s efforts to turn the tables on a crooked brother who has stolen his sweetheart and involved him in a gambling racket. [RF]

[39] Hands of Destiny: TOO OLD TO LIVE
23Jun1950 NYT
02Aug1950 [Long Beach Independent]
*Note: The teleplay was inspired by President Truman's recent speech about the difficulties that older persons encounter when trying to find work. [RF]

[40] Hands of Destiny: A CHANCE TO BREATHE
30Jun1950 NYT
09Aug1950 [Long Beach Independent]

[41] Hands of Destiny: TEEN-AGE KILLER
07Jul1950 NYT pre-empted for Yankees vs Boston baseball game.
16Aug1950 [Long Beach Independent]
Synopsis:
Story of the rise of juvenile delinquency, tells of a young girl organizer of hoodlum gangs that graduates from petty theft to murder. [RF]

[42] Hands of Destiny: THE FIRE BUG
14Jul1950 NYT
23Aug1950 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Hal Cooper
Synopsis:
A youthful pyromaniac gives the cops and firemen a bad time of it for a while, but finally gets it in the end. [RF]

[43] Hands of Destiny: no title given
21Jul1950 NYT pre-empted for Baseball game Yankees vs Detroit
30Aug1950 [Long Beach Independent]

[44] Hands of Destiny: BRASS KNUCKLES
28Jul1950 NYT
06Sep1950 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Joe Downing
Synopsis:
An original teleplay with a cast of typical Broadwayites who form a "quintangle".

[45] Hands of Destiny: ADVENTURES OF THE RETURNING STRANGER
04Aug1950 NYT
13Sep1950 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
Synopsis:
The adventure of a returning stranger poses a mystery with a maniac as the head threat. [RF]

[46] Hands of Destiny: YOU CAN'T LIVE WITH MURDER
11Aug1950 NYT pre-empted for Yankees vs Philadelphia baseball game
20Sep1950 [Long Beach Press Telegram]

[47] Hands of Destiny: MR. NOBODY FROM NOWHERE
18Aug1950 NYT

[--] Hands of Destiny
25Aug1950 NYT pre-empted for Yankees vs. St. Louis

[--] Hands of Destiny
01Sep1950 NYT pre-empted for Yankees vs. Washington

 

Hands of Mystery (season 2 title)(1950-51) 

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Title change to "Hands of Mystery".
DuMont Network (Times and Days vary across the country)

2.01 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE NECKLACE OF DEATH
08Sep1950
27Sep1950 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Dick Hamilton
Tamar Cooper

2.02 [--] Hands of Mystery: DESCENT INTO VIOLENCE
15Sep1950
04Oct1950 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Adelaide Klein
Synopsis:
The setting is a home where all the occupants are obsessed by the feeling that someone is trying to kill them.When an attempt is made,
the identification and solution of the killer and crime is "blocked by an attack of amnesia suffered by the housekeeper. [RF]

2.03 [--] Hands of Mystery: MURDER MEETS ITS MATCH
22Sep1950
11Oct1950 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Hugh Franklin
Alfred De Leo
Synopsis:
A killer is trapped because of a little match book. After committing the near-perfect crime the killer is far from capture until
the matches light the way to his arrest. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
After committing the near-perfect crime the killer is far from capture until the matches light the way to his arrest. [RF]

2.04 [--] Hands of Mystery: DEATH WITH FATHER
29Sep1950 NYT
18Oct1950 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Ruth White
Wendy Drew
Harold Weirum

2.05 [--] Hands of Mystery: WATCH THE BIRDIE
06Oct1950
25Oct1950 [Long Beach Independent]
Synopsis:
A photographer whose camera is photographing subjects as they were five years previous, is called to "shoot" a young couple,
he finds some startling results upon developing the film. [RF]

2.06 [--] Hands of Mystery: I'LL PAY YOU BACK
13Oct1950
01Nov1950 [Long Beach Independent]

2.07 [--] Hands of Mystery: SCHOOL SCANDAL
20Oct1950
08Nov1950 [Long Beach Independent]

2.08 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE MAN WITH A HOLE IN HIS HEAD
27Oct1950
15Nov1950 [Long Beach Independent]
Synopsis:
Murder mixed with crooked dealings in a city administration brings forth "The Man With a Hole in His Head". [RF]

2.09 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE THIRD EYE
03Nov1950
22Nov1950 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Jerome Thor

2.10 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE MASK OF VIOLENCE
10Nov1950
29Nov1950 [Long Beach Independent]

2.11 [--] Hands of Mystery: DON'T GO OUT ALONE
17Nov1950
10Dec1950 [Long Beach Independent]

2.12 [--] Hands of Mystery: YOU CAN'T LIVE WITH MURDER
24Nov1950
13Dec1950 [Long Beach Independent]

2.13 [--] Hands of Mystery: BLOOD MONEY
01Dec1950
20Dec1950 [Long Beach Independent]

2.14 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE MAN KILLER
08Dec1950
27Dec1950 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Betty Garde
Laurence Hugo

2.15 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE CASE OF THE HUMAN CANNONBALL
15Dec1950
03Jan1951 [Long Beach Independent]
Producer James Caddigan
Directed by Frank Bunetta
starring

2.16 [--] Hands of Mystery: PITY IN THE NIGHT
22Dec1950
10Jan1951 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Donald Buka
Joy Geffen
Arny Freeman
Synopsis:
A reporter's search for the murderer of the community's leading citizen is confused by the dying man's last words,
"who would have dreamed it --- a Dr. Jekyll". [RF]

2.17 [--] Hands of Mystery: TRANSFER IN DEATH
29Dec1950
17Jan1951 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Jerome Thor
Frances Reid
Isabel Price
Synopsis:
A woman is horrified that she may be responsible for her sister's demise. [RF]

2.18 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE MAN WHO HATED 1951
05Jan1951
24Jan1951 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Robert Emhardt

2.19 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE CAMPUS KILLER
12Jan1951
31Jan1951 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
James J. Van Dyk

2.20 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE CLUE OF THE BLACK BUTTON
19Jan1951
07Feb1951 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Hugh Franklin

2.21 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE PERFECT ROBBERY
26Jan1951
14Feb1951 [Long Beach Independent]

2.22 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE THIRD WOMAN
02Feb1951
21Feb1951 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Donald Curtis

2.23 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE GREEN RUBY
09Feb1951
28Feb1951 [Long Beach Independent]
Story by George Barr McCutcheon
starring
Melville Ruick
James Nolan

2.24 [--] Hands of Mystery: DEATH OF A BALLET DANCER
16Feb1951
07Mar1951 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Mary Welch
Vinton Hayworth
Synopsis:
A reporter and a ballerina are caught in a web of jealousy and revenge. [RF]

2.25 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE SMUGGLER
23Feb1951
14Mar1951 [Long Beach Independent]
Story by James Brendan Connolly
starring
Stephen Elliot (as Steve Elliot)
Frankie Thomas (as Frank Thomas Jr.)
Synopsis:
A former juvenile delinquent is nearly caught by a web of circumstantial evidence. [RF]

2.26 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE DISAPPEARING BRIDE
02Mar1951
21Mar1951 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Frank Maxwell
Synopsis:
A girl who had hoped that her coming marriage to a detective would cut off her ties with an unpleasant past is in for a rude awakening. [RF]

2.27 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE MISSING UNCLE
09Mar1951
28Mar1951 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Jeff Morrow
Stefan Schnabel

2.28 [--] Hands of Mystery: DEATH AND TAXES
16Mar1951
04Apr1951 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
Henry Sharpe
William A. Lee

2.29 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE MASQUERADING MING
23Mar1951
11Apr1951 [Long Beach Independent]
starring
John Seymour
John Morley

2.30 [--] Hands of Mystery: TOO GOOD TO LIVE
30Mar1951
starring
Truman Smith

2.31 [--] Hands of Mystery: SUSPECT NUMBER ONE
06Apr1951
starring
Hugh Franklin

2.32 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE THIRD WIFE
13Apr1951
starring
Beverly Whitney
Raoul De Leon
Carol Hill

2.33 [--] Hands of Mystery: MURDER CALLS THE CLUE
20Apr1951
starring
Karl Weber
Katherine Meskill
Gene Barry
Helen Backlen

2.34 [--] Hands of Mystery: QUARTET FOR MURDER
27Apr1951
starring
Edward Andrews
Lili Darvas

2.35 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE SMILING BUDDAH
04May1951
starring
Royal Beal
Joe Holland
Charles Cooper
Melba Rae

2.36 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE THREAT
11May1951
starring
Alfred de Leo
Tom Nello
Edith Greshan

2.37 [--] Hands of Mystery: A SENSE OF GUILT
18May1951
starring
Jerome Thor
Joy Geffen
Wolfe Barzell

2.38 [--] Hands of Mystery: DEAD MEN TELL TALES
25May1951
starring
Gene Blakely

2.39 [--] Hands of Mystery: BY MOONLIGHT
01Jun1951
starring
Martin Brandt
Patricia Bruder (as Patsy Bruder)

2.40 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE WINE GLASS
08Jun1951
starring
Josephine Brown

2.41 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE DAY I FORGOT
15Jun1951
starring
Donald Curtis

2.42 [--] Hands of Mystery: FLOWER IN THE FOG
22Jun1951
starring
Stephen Elliot

2.43 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE GAME
29Jun1951
starring
Isobel Price

2.44 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE STRANGE JOURNEY
06Jul1951
starring
Donald Murphy
Anna Minot

2.45 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE SQUEALER
13Jul1951
starring
Lewis Charles
Sydna Scott
Rusty Lane

2.46 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE LAST MAN WINS
20Jul1951
starring
Herbert Rudley
Franklin Fox

2.47 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE FORBIDDEN FIELD
27Jul1951
starring
Brandon Peters
Joan Croydan

2.48 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE WATERFRONT
03Aug1951
starring
Robert Emhardt
Marian Seldes
Joe Downing

2.49 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE ARRANGEMENT
10Aug1951
starring
Lili Darvas
Robert Simon

2.50 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE VACATION
17Aug1951
starring
Betty Sinclair
Dick Shankland

2.51 [--] Hands of Mystery: A BUSY SIGNAL
24Aug1951
starring
Robert Lowery

2.52 [--] Hands of Mystery: FATAL ACCIDENT
31Aug1951
starring
Lauren Gilbert

2.53 [--] Hands of Mystery: THE VISITOR
07Sep1951
starring
Harry Landers

2.54 [--] Hands of Mystery: LANE'S END
14Sep1951
starring
William Redfield
Ethel Remy

 

Hands of Destiny (season 3 title)(1951-52)

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DuMont Network (Times and Days vary across the country)

3.01 [--] Hands of Destiny: DOUBLE JEOPARDY
18Sep1951
20Oct1951 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Alan Manson
Dorothy Steele

3.02 [--] Hands of Destiny: THE MAIL ORDER BRIDE
25Sep1951
27Oct1951 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Louise Buckley

3.03 [--] Hands of Destiny: THE GLASS HOUSE
02Oct1951
03Nov1951 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Donald Curtis

3.04 [--] Hands of Destiny: THE EASY MARK
09Oct1951
10Nov1951 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Ronald Alexander

3.05 [--] Hands of Destiny: THE RUBBER BALL
16Oct1951
17Nov1951 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Richard Purdy

3.06 [--] Hands of Destiny: THE FATAL RECESS
23Oct1951
24Nov1951 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Mitchell Argus

3.07 [--] Hands of Destiny: HIGH IRON
30Oct1951
01Dec1951 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Brian Keith (as Robert Keith Jr.)

3.08 [--] Hands of Destiny: THE BOOK MARK
06Nov1951
08Dec1951 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Dennis Patrick (as Dennis Harrison)
Wendy Drew

3.09 [--] Hands of Destiny: NO STRINGS FOR VENGEANCE
13Nov1951 NYT
15Dec1951 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Anthony Rivers

3.10 [--] Hands of Destiny: TASMANIA
20Nov1951 NYT
22Dec1951 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Joy Reese
Hale Cooper

3.10 [--] Hands of Destiny: SOME SPRING DAY
27Nov1951 NYT
29Dec1951 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Edward Holmes

3.11 [--] Hands of Destiny: MATCH LIGHT
04Dec1951
05Jan1952 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Betty Garde

3.12 [--] Hands of Destiny: THE MAN WHO CONDEMNED HIMSELF
11Dec1951
12Jan1952 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Jeff Morrow
John Stanley
Gerald Savory

3.13 [--] Hands of Destiny: THE VOYAGE
18Dec1951
19Jan1952 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Wendy Drew

3.14 [--] Hands of Destiny: GRANDPA FINDS A WALLET
25Dec1951
26Jan1952 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Bernard Kates

[--] Hands of Destiny:
01Jan1952
pre-empted for Holiday programming.


3.15 [--] Hands of Destiny: HELLO CAPTAIN
08Jan1952
02Feb1952 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Joel Ashley
Audra Lindley
Synopsis:
The tale of an ex-Air Force Captain who, since his return to civilian life, has lived with his guilt about an ill-fated
raid over Germany during which he was forced to bail out, leaving his co-pilot behind. The return of the co-pilot years later,
affects the captain and his family. [RF]

3.16 [--] Hands of Destiny: THE ALLEY CAT
15Jan1952
09Feb1952 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Richard W. Shankland
Synopsis:
A cat seems to come between a man and his wife along with another man in a botched murder plot. They try to poison the husband
with some soup, but before he can partake of it the cat drinks it and dies. [RF]

3.17 [--] Hands of Destiny: THE GENERAL'S SWORD
22Jan1952
16Feb1952 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Natalie Core
Pat Malone
Rex Thompson
Helen Ray
Maurice Wells
John Morley
Synopsis:
Story about the late Mr. Drew having requested that his young son be sent to a private school up north. But the assignment
proves difficult when the boy declares he is not going away with any "darn Yankee". [RF]

3.18 [--] Hands of Destiny: OBSESSION
29Jan1952
starring
Beverly Bayne

3.19 [--] Hands of Destiny: MY SON
05Feb1952
28Feb1952 Thurs [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Peter Fernandez
Synopsis:
Pride of a lad leads him to try to make his own choices and his father's pride refuses to allow his son to live his own life. [RF]

3.20 [--] Hands of Destiny: THE FLY
12Feb1952
06Mar1952 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Ruth White
Synopsis:
The story of a woman patient at a mental hospital who hears a fly buzzing overhead. She is tricked into believing she has
undergone an operation to cure her. [RF]

3.21 [--] Hands of Destiny: THE OUTSIDER
19Feb1952
13Mar1952 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
William H. Lee
Synopsis:
A man goes beserk during a storm. [RF]

3.22 [--] Hands of Destiny: A GENTLE ARRANGEMENT
26Feb1952
20Mar1952 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Ernest Truex
Ann Shoemaker
Synopsis:
The story deals with a seemingly happy married couple whose life suddenly changes and the wife makes a deal to have him murdered
"as gently as possible and without pain." [RF]

3.23 [--] Hands of Destiny: BLACKMAIL
04Mar1952 NYT
27Mar1952 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Lauren Gilbert
Synopsis:
A quiet kindly doctor is the victim of a frameup and blackmail attempt. [RF]

3.24 [--] Hands of Destiny: WHAT DOTH IT PROFIT?
11Mar1952 NYT
03Apr1952 [Long Beach Press Telegram]
starring
Lila Lee
Synopsis:
A man who decided position and prestige mean more than anything in the world to him. It takes a jolt to restore his sense of value. [RF]

*Replaced with "Not for Publication".

[--] Hands of Destiny: no title given
18Mar1952 NYT [replaced with "Not for Publication" episode 134 Circle Drive starring Jerome Cowan and Freddie Bartholomew.
10Apr1950 [Long Beach Independent]
Synopsis:
A spurious talent scout and an idealistic young actress are the principal characters in the theater killer-thriller. [RF]

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