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 FOG IN SANTONE
Starring DeForest Kelley, Jackie Coogan, Jean Cooper

On a foggy night, author O. Henry (Thomas Mitchell) relates to a policeman his latest story about a man with an incurable disease who has given up on living. Carter (DeForest Kelley) travels to Texas where he meets an equally disillusioned young woman Rosa (Jean Cooper) who works as a "hostess" in a San Antonio saloon. They learn about each other's personal struggles and begin to fall in love.

"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.

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

The O. Henry Playhouse: FOG IN SANTONE
With appreciation to CTVA

Producer Donald Hyde
Written for TV by George Waggner / Published in Cosmopolitan, October 1912.
Directed by Bernard Girard
Director of photography Hal McAlpine
Editor Kenneth G. Crane
Hosted and Narrated by Thomas Mitchell
Guest stars:
Jackie Coogan, DeForest Kelley, Jeanne Cooper, Paul Birch, Robert Karnes, Roy Engel, Paul Hahn.
Synopsis:
A man suffering from an incurable illness searches for a remote corner of the country in which to spend
his remaining days.

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

Volume 3 is Coming Soon!

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell