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 MURDERER
Starring Casey Adams, Dorothy Green, Lewis Martin

The owner of a large publishing house has a difference of opinion with his most important author on his latest manuscript. The publisher considers the plot concerning a faux murder to be unconvincing. The author offers to reconstruct his story incident by incident in real life, even to the disappearance of the supposed victim. When a real murder takes place, the stage is set for another O. Henry twist ending.

"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 Murderer," based on O. Henry's "The Proof of the Pudding" HERE and compare it with the many changes in the film adaptation. "The Murderer" 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 MURDERER
With appreciation to CTVA

Producer Donald Hyde
Written for TV by Donald Hyde and Irving Cooper
Hosted and Narrated by Thomas Mitchell
Guest stars
Casey Adams, Dorothy Green, Lewis Martin
Synopsis:
An unusual novel causes a murder and a series of newspaper articles catches the killer.

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