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

After white strip

The O. Henry Playhouse


Scenes from THE LOTTERMAN AFFAIR
Starring Frieda Inescort, Anthony Caruso

A wealthy matriarch, Ann Lotterman, has two sons and believes she knows what to expect from each of them. Son Robert she considers to be honest, hardworking and successful. The other son, Tom, she considers to be an irrresponsible ne'er-do-well. A $50,000 theft exposes a very unlikely thief and considerably changes the family dynamic.

"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.

The O. Henry Playhouse: THE LOTTERMAN AFFAIR
With appreciation to CTVA

Producer Donald Hyde
Written for TV by Donald Hyde and Al C. Ward
Hosted and Narrated by Thomas Mitchell
Guest stars
Frieda Inescort, Anthony Caruso
Synopsis:
A mother who regards her son as ne'er-do-well suspects him of a $50,000 theft.

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell