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 THE GUILTY PARTY
Starring Raymond Koslo, Gail Kobe, Russ Thorson

O. Henry pitches one of his early, more dramatic tales to his publisher Col. Derbin (Russ Thorson). A young woman (Gail Kobe) with abusive parents has led a sheltered life. A handsome hoodlum (Raymond Koslo) falls for her innocence and smile, but their budding romance is interrupted by his two-year jail sentence. They reunite when he is released, but more trouble lies ahead.

"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 Guilty Party-An East Side Tragedy" HERE and compare
it with the many changes in the film adaptation. "The Guilty Party" is one of 13 episodes in volume one of "The O. Henry Playhouse." The films have been beautifully restored on DVD by the home video label ClassicFlix!

The O. Henry Playhouse: THE GUILTY PARTY
With appreciation to CTVA

Producer Donald Hyde
Written for TV by Irving Cooper
Directed by Bernard Girard
Director of photography Hal McAlpin
Editor Kenneth G. Crane
Hosted and Narrated by Thomas Mitchell
Guest stars:
Raymond Koslo,Gail Kobe, Russ Thorson.
Synopsis:
Just as her goal of a singing career comes into view, a young slum dweller becomes involved with a hoodlum.

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

Volume 3 is Coming Soon!

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell