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

Volume 3 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 SERVICE OF LOVE
Starring Bob Nichols, Fintan Meyler, Mary Treen

O. Henry uses humor and farce to punctuate this tale of Joe, a young artist, and Delia, a pianist, who fall in love and marry. The newlyweds have dedicated their lives to art and are willing to suffer the consequences unwilling to let money separate them. Everything seems to go according to their plans, until deception is exposed and things start to fall apart.

"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 Service of Love" HERE and compare it with the many changes in the film adaptation. "A Service of Love" is one of 13 episodes in volume three of "The O. Henry Playhouse." The films have been beautifully restored on DVD by the home video label ClassicFlix!

The O. Henry Playhouse: A SERVICE OF LOVE
With appreciation to CTVA

Producer Donald Hyde
Written for TV by Mary McCarthy
Hosted and Narrated by Thomas Mitchell
Guest stars
Bob Nichols, Fintan Meyler, Mary Treen
Synopsis:
Two happy youngsters who arrive at Mrs. Foley's boardinghouse are actually married but keep separate names because of their dedication to the arts.

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O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

O henry and 
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