Alcoa Theatre (1957)

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Alcoa Theatre is a half-hour American anthology series telecast on NBC at 9:30 pm on alternate Monday nights from October 7, 1957 to September 16, 1960. The program also aired under the title Turn of Fate, with the stories depicting the difficulties faced by individuals who are suddenly thrust into unexpected and perilous dangers. Alcoa Theatre was syndicated together with Goodyear Theatre as Award Theatre.

In 1955, The Alcoa Hour premiered in a one-hour format aired on Sunday nights, but it was reduced to 30 minutes, retitled Alcoa Theatre, and moved to Monday evening in 1957. The show employed an alternating rotating company of actors: David Niven, Robert Ryan, Jane Powell, Jack Lemmon and Charles Boyer. Each appeared in dramatic and light comedic roles through the first season.

Series Cast

  1. Jane Powell as Kathy Dorn, Harriet Kennedy, and Julie Kingstone / Hilde Frenz

    Jane Powell

    Kathy Dorn, Harriet Kennedy, Julie Kingstone / Hilde Frenz

    3 Episodes

  2. James Nolan as Roger Donovan and O'Brien

    James Nolan

    Roger Donovan, O'Brien

    2 Episodes

  3. David Niven as Mark Garron and Paul Evans

    David Niven

    Mark Garron, Paul Evans

    2 Episodes

  4. Paul E. Burns as Papa Saintene and Proprietor

    Paul E. Burns

    Papa Saintene, Proprietor

    2 Episodes

  5. Robert Ryan as Mike Ripetti and Trilbridge

    Robert Ryan

    Mike Ripetti, Trilbridge

    2 Episodes

  6. Susan Gordon as

    Susan Gordon

    1 Episode

  7. Arthur O'Connell as

    Arthur O'Connell

    1 Episode

  8. Charles Herbert as

    Charles Herbert

    1 Episode

  9. Angie Dickinson as Ruth Garron

    Angie Dickinson

    Ruth Garron

    1 Episode

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Last Season

Season 3

1959 | 36 Episodes

Season 3 of Alcoa Theatre premiered on September 14, 1959.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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