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

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 LONELY MAN
Starring Charles Bronson, Russell Thorson, Jack Dimond, Marianne Stewart

A famous gunfighter puts away his guns when a young spectator is killed in a senseless gun battle. After two years of drifting, he signs on as a hand at the ranch of a widow who is being persecuted by a ruthless cattle baron.

"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 Lonely Man," based on O. Henry's "The Last of the Troubadours," HERE and compare it with the many changes in the film adaptation. "The Lonely Man" 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 LONELY MAN
With appreciation to CTVA

Producer Donald Hyde
Written for TV by Irving Cooper
Director of photography Hal McAlpin
Editor Asa Boyd Clark
Hosted and Narrated by Thomas Mitchell
Guest stars
Charles Bronson, Russell Thorson, Jack Dimond, Marianne Stewart
Synopsis:
A famous gunfighter puts away his guns when a young spectator is killed in a senseless gun battle. After two years of drifting, he signs on as a hand at the ranch of a widow who is being persecuted by a ruthless cattle baron.

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  Thoma Mitchell

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell