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 SISTERS OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
Starring Dave O'Brien, Jane Nigh

O. Henry pays his weekly visit to friends at the local police station and bumps smack into the characters in his next yarn. Kathy Williams claims the man with her (actually, her husband Philip) was rightfully arrested by the police and is the criminal they sought named James Williams. Confusing? You bet, but O. Henry spins it into a beguiling romantic comedy with a happy ending. The "golden circle" is a wedding ring.

"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 "Sisters of the Golden Circle" HERE and compare it with the changes in the film adaptation. "Sisters of the Golden Circle" 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: SISTERS OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
With appreciation to CTVA

Produced by David Hyde
Directed by Peter Godfrey
Written for TV by David Hyde
Hosted and Narrated by Thomas Mitchell
Guest stars Dave O'Brien, Jane Nigh
Synopsis:
While celebrating their first wedding anniversary, a young couple meet a pair of honeymooners on the Hudson River boat.

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

Volume 3 is Coming Soon!

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell