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 GEORGIA'S RULING
Starring Richard Arlen, Melanie Hyde, Mary Field

O. Henry relates a tale of redemption with supernatural overtones. A wealthy land commissionar shaves the law so boundaries favor his cronies, until the spirit of his deceased young daughter reaches down
from the great beyond to change his path. You will never guess this twist ending!

"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 "Georgia's Ruling" HERE and compare it with the many changes in the film adaptation. "Georgia's Ruling" 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: GEORGIA'S RULING
With appreciation to CTVA

Producer Donald Hyde
Written for TV by Mary McCarthy
Hosted and Narrated by Thomas Mitchell
Guest stars
Richard Arlen, Melanie Hyde, Mary Field, Gerald Melton
Synopsis:
An embittered man shuts himself away from reality until he reads a message of hope in a land map.

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Volume 3 is Coming Soon!

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