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Sure As Fate (1950-51)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
Writers Guild of America (wga)


SURE AS FATE
CBS
04Jul50-18Jul50 CBS Tue 8:00-9:00pm ET
05Sep50-03Apr51 CBS Tue 8:00-9:00pm ET

US Mystery Anthology series 18 Episodes x 60 minutes ("Live")

Narrator Paul Lukas.

*News Item: Syracuse Herald: "The Trap" changes its title and airtime and bows in as "Sure as Fate"

*NOTE: Newspaper Columnist John Crosby said that of the three programs airing "Suspense", "Sure as Fate" and "Danger".
The best of the lot was "Sure as Fate" the only one that was unsponsored. When a character enters whether he be a cab
driver with four lines or the hero of the piece he is a distinct individual; he is played by an actor who makes a
solid impact no matter how small the role; and he pushes the plot ahead an inch or so.

Another thing "Sure as Fate" doesn't waste a lot of time creating atmosphere just for the sake of atmosphere. It isn't
raining all the time simply because some director decided rain, in itself, is an ominous business. The only thing I have
against "Sure as Fate" is the appearance at the beginning of a mild, well-brushed man with a mustache who says,
"I represent Fate who controls the strings of Life, Death and Destiny". He'd be more properly cast as a file clerk.

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04Jul50-18Jul50 CBS Tue 8:00-9:00pm ET
05Sep50-03Apr51 CBS Tue 8:00-9:00pm ET
(Alternated with
Prudential Family Playhouse from 17-Oct-50)

1.01 Sure as Fate: TREMOLO
04Jul1950 CBS Tue [reaired 26Dec50]
Narrator Paul Lukas
starring
John McQuade
Mary Patton
Luella Gear
Bobby Nick
Ruth Hammond
Howard Wierum
John McKee
Synopsis:
A man is unjustly accused of doing in his wife and is pulled from the brink of eternity by the brilliant deductions
of a detective and the kind interference of a lovelorn waitress. [RF]

1.02 Sure as Fate: THE FRANCHISE AFFAIR
11Jul1950 CBS Tue
Based on Josephine Tey's novel of the same name.
Narrator Paul Lukas
Synopsis:
A mother and her daughter are rescued by a young local solicitor who uncovers that the girl had been beaten by her
mother a former nightclub singer who had farmed her out for adoption. [RF]

1.03 Sure as Fate: NIGHTFALL
05Sep1950 CBS Tue [reaired 12Dec50]
Teleplay Max Ehrlich
Book by David Goodis
Directed by Yul Brynner
starring
John McQuade
E.G. Marshall
Augusta Dabney
Chester Stratton

1.04 Sure as Fate: CHILD'S PLAY
12Sep1950 CBS Tue
Adaptation of Hugh Patrick's "A Boy's Will".
starring
Victor Jory

1.05 Sure as Fate: RUN FROM THE SUN
19Sep1950 CBS Tue
Adaptation of William Krasner's novel "Walk the Dark Street".
starring
Robert Cummings
Jean Gillespie
Synopsis:
The story of the bizarre romance of a worldly wise waitress and a frightened fugitive pursued both by the law and
a big-time narcotics mob. [RF]

1.06 Sure as Fate: MARY HAD A LITTLE LAD
26Sep1950 CBS Tue
starring
Douglas Watson
Leopoldine Canstantine
Felicia Montealegre
Frank Tweedle
Rex Williams
Theodore Tiller
John Clendenning
Rudulph Justice Watson

1.07 Sure as Fate: BEYOND REASON
03Oct1950 CBS Tue
starring
Joseph Boland
Peggy French
Haila Stoddard

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*NOTE: Aired alternately hereafter with "The Prudential Family Playhouse".
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[--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: Biography
10Oct1950


1.08 Sure as Fate: THE VANISHING LADY
17Oct1950 CBS Tue [Syracuse Herald]
starring
Jeff Morrow
Kim Stanley
Gavin Gordon
Paul Andor
Eva Leonard-Boyne
Alice Joan Gray
Helen Coyle
Olga Favian
Gunter David

[--] Prudential Family Playhouse: Dodsworth
24Oct1950


1.09 Sure as Fate: THREE BLIND MICE
31Oct1950 CBS Tue [Syracuse Herald]
Adapted from Agathe Christie's novel "Three Blind Mice".
starring
John McQuade

[--] Prudential Family Playhouse: Call It a Day
07Nov1950


1.10 Sure as Fate: TEN DAYS TO SPRING
14Nov1950 CBS Tue [Syracuse Herald]
starring
Sara Anderson
Theodore Newton

[--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: Three Men on a Horse
21Nov1950


1.11 Sure as Fate: THE DANCING DOLL
28Nov1950 CBS Tue [Syracuse Herald]
starring
John Newland
Arlene Francis
James Nolan
Haila Stoddard
Francis L. Sullivan

[--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: The Barretts of Wimpole Street
05Dec1950


[--] Sure as Fate: NIGHTFALL
12Dec1950 CBS Tue [rerun from 05Sep50]
Teleplay Max Ehrlich
Book by David Goodis
Directed by Yul Brynner
starring
E.G. Marshall
Augusta Dabney
Chester Stratton


[--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: Over 21
19Dec1950


[--] Sure as Fate: TREMOLO
26Dec1950 CBS Tue [rerun from 04Jul50]
starring
John McQuade
Luella Gear
Mary Patton


[--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: Burlesque
02Jan1951


1.12 Sure as Fate: MACBETH IN FUTURE DRESS
09Jan1951 CBS Tue
starring
John Carradine
Judith Evelyn

[--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: Skylark
16Jan1951


1.13 Sure as Fate: DISTINGUISHED GATHERING
23Jan1951 CBS Tue
starring

[--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: Icebound
30Jan1951


1.14 Sure as Fate: THE DEVIL TAKES A BRIDE
06Feb1951 CBS Tue
starring
Judith Evelyn
Leslie Nielsen
Lawrence Fletcher

[--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: Berkeley Square
13Feb1951

1.15 Sure as Fate: THE RABBIT
20Feb1951 CBS Tue
starring
Martin E. Brooks
Maria Riva
Richard Purdy
*NOTE: This was Martin E. Brooks' television debut.

[--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: Ruggles of Red Gap
27Feb1951

1.16 Sure as Fate: ONE IN A MILLION
06Mar1951 CBS Tue
starring
Joseph Schildkraut
*NOTE: It is reported to have involved the largest expedition ever connected with a video drama.
"One in a Million" is the play and it was made in sequences filmed at the Brooklyn entrance of the Brooklyn,
Battery Tunnel, ticket booth at the Manhattan slip of the Statcn Island ferry, on the deck of the ferryboat
Pvt. Joseph Merrill, and at the entrance of Pier 8, Staten Island. All taken in one day, the scenes are expected to
fill only about 12 minutes running time in the hour broadcast. [RF]

[--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: One Sunday Afternoon
13Mar1951


1.17 Sure as Fate: ERRAND FOR NOONAN
20Mar1951  CBS Tue
starring
Jerome Thor
Dickie Moore
Teddy Wilson
Sydna Scott
Synopsis:
Story of a man who dies to carry out a sentimental mission for a dead comrade. [RF]

[--] The Prudential Family Playhouse: The Bishop Misbehaves
27Mar1951


1.18 Sure as Fate: THE GUINEA PIGS [Last episode of the series]
03Apr1951 CBS Tue
starring
Marsha Hunt
Dane Clark
Synopsis:
A story of convicts who risk slow and painful deaths as subjects in a cancer experiment. [RF]
*NOTE: Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Mrs. Alben W. Barkley speak in behalf of the current Cancer drive.

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