The O. Henry Playhouse

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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

Volume 3 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 THE BUYER FROM CACTUS CITY
Starring Don Megowan, Doris Singleton, Benny Rubin

A handsome, wealthy but girl-shy Texan is in New York on a buying trip for a friend. The friend is a Cagey Texan who has feigned illness to get his pal to make the trip with the real purpose being to end the young man's fear of girls and get him married.

"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 "THE BUYER FROM CACTUS CTIY" HERE and compare it with the many changes in the film adaptation. "The Buyer from Cactus City" is one of 13 episodes in volume three of "The O. Henry Playhouse." The films have been beautifully restored on DVD by the home video label ClassicFlix!

The O. Henry Playhouse: THE BUYER FROM CACTUS CITY
With appreciation to CTVA

Producer Donald Hyde
Written for TV by Donald Hyde
Director of photography Hal McAlpin
Editor Kenneth G. Crane
Directed by Les Goodwin
Director of photography Hal McAlpin Editor Kenneth G. Crane
Hosted and Narrated by Thomas Mitchell
Guest stars
Don Megowan, Doris Singleton, Benny Rubin
Synopsis:
A cagey Texan sends his girl-shy young pal to New York, ostensibly on a buying trip. Real purpose: end the young man's fear of girls and get him married.

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  Thoma Mitchell

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell