The O. Henry Playhouse

O. Henry HOME

Reformation of Calliope

Man About Town

Sam Plunkett's Promise

Two Renegades

The Marionettes

Fog in Santone

Hearts and Hands

Blackjack Bargainer

World and the Door

The Guilty Party

A Ramble in Aphasia

Fourth in Salvador

After Twenty Years

Volume 2 Episodes:

Reformation of Calliope

Man About Town

Sam Plunkett's Promise

Two Renegades

After Twenty Years

Fog in Santone

Hearts and Hands

Blackjack Bargainer

World and the Door

The Guilty Party

A Ramble in Aphasia

Fourth in Salvador

After Twenty Years

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The O. Henry Playhouse


Scenes from A RAMBLE IN APHASIA
Starring Mary Shipp, Larry Dobkins, Russ Thorson

O. Henry debates writing a fictional version of a current news story with his publisher, Col. Derbin (Russ Thorson). A lawyer (Larry Dobkins) develops aphasia (memory loss) and disappears. When he is found living in a New York hotel his wife (Mary Shipp) and doctor visit him. The husband is then given the
unique opportunity to romance and fall in love with his wife a second time while she discovers a kinder side of him she never knew.

"The O. Henry Playhouse" is a 1957 single season, 39-episode TV series. O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) is considered one of America's greatest writers of short stories. His writings are laced with humor and irony and often end with a sly twist ending. Veteran character actor Thomas Mitchell stars in each episode as writer O. Henry himself as he relates his stories to his publisher, his housekeeper, a barber, a bartender, or the cop on the beat. In some episodes, O. Henry meets his characters as he discovers firsthand the story he will later write. This unique storytelling method gives great insight into the famous author's creative process.

You can read the original literary version of "A Ramble in Aphasia" HERE and compare it with the many changes in the film adaptation. "A Ramble in Aphasia" is one of 13 episodes in volume one of "The O. Henry Playhouse." The films have been beautifully restored on DVD by the home video label ClassicFlix!

The O. Henry Playhouse: A RAMBLE IN APHASIA
With appreciation to CTVA

Producer Donald Hyde
Written for TV by Irving Cooper
Hosted and Narrated by Thomas Mitchell
Guest stars:
Mary Shipp, Larry Dobkins, Russ Thorson, Ned Glass, Harold Dyrenforth
Synopsis:
A man suffering from a strange loss of memory disappears, only to turn up later under a different name.

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O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

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