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 BETWEEN ROUNDS
Starring Preston Foster, Paul Engle, Kathleen Freeman

John McCaskey, a street sweeper living in O. Henry's New York neighborhood once aspired to be somebody. Today he can barely hold his job or stand up to his wife Maggie. John's only joy comes from filling a neighbor boy with fanciful tales about serving with General Custer at the Little Big Horn massacre.

"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 "Between Rounds" HERE and compare it with the many changes in the film adaptation. "Between Rounds" is one of 13 episodes in Vol. Two of "The O. Henry Playhouse." The films have been beautifully restored on DVD by the home video label ClassicFlix!

The O. Henry Playhouse: BETWEEN ROUNDS
With appreciation to CTVA

Producer Donald Hyde
Written and Directed by George Waggner
Director of photography Hal McAlpin
Editor Kenneth G. Crane
Hosted and Narrated by Thomas Mitchell
Guest stars:
Preston Foster, Paul Engle, Kathleen Freeman
Synopsis:
A wistful street sweeper delights a young admirer and dismays adults with heroic tales of Custer at Little Big Horn.

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

Volume 3 is Coming Soon!

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  Thoma Mitchell