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 ONLY THE HORSE WOULD KNOW
Starring Chuck Connors, Roger Smith, Ollie O'Toole

O. Henry discusses the dilemma his current characters find themselves in with his publisher Col. Derbin. Johnny Carter, a professional gambler, played by Chuck Connors, has the best horse in he National Handicap, but he begins to suspect that his long-time friend the jockey may need to throw the race for personal reasons.

"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.

"Only the Horse Would Know" is one of 13 episodes in volume one of "The O. Henry Playhouse." It is based on O. Henry's story "The Theory and the Hound," which you may read HERE and compare it with the film adaptation. The films have been beautifully restored on DVD by the home video label ClassicFlix!

The O. Henry Playhouse: ONLY THE HORSE WOULD KNOW
With appreciation to CTVA

Producer Donald Hyde
Written for TV by Donald Hyde / Based on O. Henry's The Theory and the Hound
Director of photography Hal McAlpin
Editor Asa Boyd Clark
Hosted and Narrated by Thomas Mitchell
Guest stars:
Chuck Connors, Roger Smith
Synopsis:
A gambler bets on a horse ridden by his friend, then he begins to wonder if the race is fixed.

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Volume 3 is Coming Soon!

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