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 GIRL
Starring Les Tremayne, Anne Whitfield, Alice Reinheart

O. Henry meets a girl in a book shop who aspires to be a writer. Together they create characters and whip out a (mostly O. Henry) short story. A businessman hires a detective to locate Vivienne, a special young woman whose true nature is unknown to his wife and nagging mother-in-law, and unknown to O. Henry's readers until the comical twist denouement!

"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 "Girl" HERE and compare it with the many changes in the film adaptation. "Girl" 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: GIRL
With appreciation to CTVA

Producer Donald Hyde
Written for TV by Albert Isaac Bezzerides
Directed by Peter Godfrey
Written for TV by A.I. Bezzerides Director of photography Hal McAlpin
Editor Kenneth G. Crane
Hosted and Narrated by Thomas Mitchell
Guest stars:
Les Tremayne, Anne Whitfield, Alice Reinheart, Reba Tassell
Synopsis:
A successful businessman meets with mother-in-law problems at home. When he announces he has found
another woman, strangely enough neither wife nor mama can blame him.

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

Volume 3 is Coming Soon!

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell