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 CHRISTMAS BY INJUNCTION
Starring Tommy Kirk, John Doucette, Jeanne Bates

Christmas story set in an Arizona western town. A bitter but wealthy man Cherokee will not permit women and children to be in his home because he lost his own family ten years before. He begins to open his heart when he meets a young boy named California who was caught stealing food from his ranch.

"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 "Christmas by Injunction" HERE and compare it with the many changes in the film adaptation. "Christmas by Injunction" 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: CHRISTMAS BY INJUNCTION
With appreciation to CTVA

Producer Donald Hyde
Written for TV by Donald Hyde
Hosted and Narrated by Thomas Mitchell
Guest stars
Tommy Kirk, John Doucette, Jeanne Bates
Synopsis:
An apparent misogynist whose wealth cannot solve his problem, finds happiness and his lost family in time
for a Merry Christmas for all.

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

Volume 3 is Coming Soon!

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell