Hands of Mystery 

Hands of Murder (original title)
Hands of Murder (also known as Hands of Mystery and Hands of Destiny) was an American mystery/anthology series that aired on the DuMont Television Network.; seen on Friday nights.




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Series cast summary:
Stephen Elliott Stephen Elliott 11 episodes, 1949-1951
Ruth White 7 episodes, 1949-1952
Hugh Franklin Hugh Franklin 6 episodes, 1949-1951


The show aired from 24 August 1949, to 11 December 1951,[ and was a prime time mystery/anthology series also known as Hands of Destiny and Hands of Mystery. The show, produced by Lawrence Menkin, aired Fridays at 8:00pm ET during the 1949-50 season, Fridays at 9:00pm ET during the 1950-51 season, and Tuesdays at 10:00pm ET during the 1951-52 season. Written by Paul Gerard Kennedy

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Drama | Mystery | Musical







Release Date:

24 August 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hands of Destiny See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Originally entitled "Hands of Murder", the series was retitled "Hands of Destiny" in April. 1950. In January, 1951, it was retitled "Hands of Mystery", and in April, 1951 it was again retitled "Hands of Destiny", remaining as such until its final broadcast on 11 December 1951. See more »

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