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 HYGEIA AT THE SOLITO
Starring Stanley Clements, Leo Gordon, Jack Mulhall

O. Henry relates this story of redemption to his New York barber. A good-hearted Texan crosses paths with no-good drifter Cricket McGuire, who has health and attitude problems, and brings him back to his ranch
to recuperate. Can any compassion bring bitter Cricket back to the world of the living? Is every human soul worth saving?

"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 "Hygeia at the Solito" HERE and compare it with the many changes in the film adaptation. "Hygeia at the Solito" 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: HYGEIA AT THE SOLITO
With appreciation to CTVA

Producer Donald Hyde
Written for TV by Donald Hyde
Directed by Felix Feist
Director of photography Hal McAlpin
Editor Kenneth G. Crane
Hosted and Narrated by Thomas Mitchell
Guest stars:
Stanley Clements, Leo Gordon, Jack Mulhall
Synopsis:
A Texas cattleman befriends a derelict and brings him home to his ranch.

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

Volume 3 is Coming Soon!

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell