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 TWO RENEGADES
Starring John Carradine, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes

In Panama, Civil War veteran and avid adherent of the Confederate cause Doc Milliken (John Carradine) befriends a young Northerner (Charles Bronson) when he becomes ill. Bronson turns soldier of fortune, joins a failed coup attempt, and is sentenced to the firing squad. O. Henry relates the story and twist ending to his publisher back in New York over lunch and just before the start of the annual Confederate Memorial Day Parade.

"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 "Two Renegades" HERE and compare it with the many changes in the film adaptation. "Two Renegades" 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: TWO RENEGADES
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
John Carradine, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes
Synopsis:
A slightly shady Confederate hoax on some South American revolutionists to save a Northern boy from a firing squad.

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

Volume 3 is Coming Soon!

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell