Fate Takes a Hand (1962)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Fate Takes a Hand is a throwback to the British "portmanteau" films of the 1950s. One solitary incident leads to ramifications for several different people, whose triumphs or travails are dealt with individually. In this instance, the catalyst is a mailbag, which pops up after a 15-year disappearance. The letters are finally mailed, with a variety of results for five of the mail-ees. Fate Takes a Hand didn't get much play in the US, but its basic premise was good for at least two made-for-TV movies in the 1970s, The Letters (73) and Letters From Three Lovers (73).



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