The O. Henry Playhouse

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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 FOURTH IN SALVADOR
Starring Tom Brown, Don Beddoe, Salvador Baguez

O. Henry relates to his housekeeper the curious tale of Billy Casparis (Tom Brown) who risks investing in an unsuccessful ice manufacturing business in tropical Salvador. Billy accidentally gets caught up in a hot revolution after the corrupt government orders him to leave the country. In a sly surprise twist ending, Billy outmaneuvers the crooked Inspector General while celebrating one last American 4th of July in Salvador.

"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 "Fourth in Salvador" HERE and compare it with the many changes in the film adaptation. "Fourth in Salvador" 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: FOURTH IN SALVADOR
With appreciation to CTVA

Producer Donald Hyde
Written & Directed by George Waggner
Director of photography Hal McAlpin
Editor Kenneth G. Crane
Music by Alec Copinsky
Hosted and Narrated by Thomas Mitchell
Guest stars:
Tom Brown, Don Beddoe, Salvador Baguez, A.E. Gould-Porter
Synopsis:
A Fourth of July celebration in tropical Salvador starts a hot revolution and melts a very valuable piece of ice.

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

Volume 3 is Coming Soon!

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell