Beware of people who introduce themselves as a "prophet of the future." They cause nothing but trouble.
Suspense's "Noose of Coincidence" is about a man who doubts that the future can be predicted, yet becomes involved in a series of events just as they were foretold to him. Set in the late 1940's, this episode stars Ronald Colman as Christopher Swann, a London bookseller forewarned that he will marry a redheaded woman and that he will be hanged on November 9th.
He does marry a redheaded woman named Margaret but she turns out to be an intolerable shrew. Not long afterwards, he meets another redheaded woman, Ann. Their mutual love of books brings them together and they soon fall in love. Swann realizes too late that he married the wrong redhead, but before he can do anything about it, the rest of the prophesy plays itself out.
"Noose of Coincidence" was a short story written for Suspense by American writer William Fifield and then adapted by Herb Meadow. William Fifield worked as a radio announcer and scriptwriter for CBS and NBC as a young man, and while most radio writers went on to television and movies, Fifield took a more Bohemian path. He moved to Europe in 1950 where he recorded and wrote books about his conversations with men such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and other artists. His later works include fiction as well.