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 ONE DOLLAR'S WORTH
Starring Ralph Moody, Jill Jarmyn, Ross Elliott

O. Henry attends a birthday party honoring his old friend judge Tom Derwent. A startling revelation ensues when the judge opens a present that contains a deadly rattle snake! The mystery of who is seeking vengeance against the judge, and the link to a counterfeit dollar coin, unfolds over the course of the story. The exciting climax takes place in a Texas ghost town after which the surprise twist ending is revealed!

"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 "One Dollar's Worth" HERE and compare it with the many changes in the film adaptation. "One Dollar's Worth" 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: ONE DOLLAR'S WORTH
With appreciation to CTVA

Producer Donald Hyde
Written for TV by Irving Cooper
Hosted and Narrated by Thomas Mitchell
Guest stars:
Ralph Moody, Jill Jarmyn, Ross Elliott
Synopsis:
A counterfeit dollar unexpectantly saves the life of a young girl and prevents a boy from being sent to prison.

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

Volume 3 is Coming Soon!

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell