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 WIT'S END
Starring Morey Amsterdam, Kenneth Tobey, Helen Mowery

Boxer Chuck Nelson, light heavyweight champion of the world, wants to quit after losing a championship bout and no one knows why. The fighter's manager implores his friend O. Henry to help discover the reason and persuade Nelson to accept a fight he "can't lose" and go out on top.

"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: WIT'S END
With appreciation to CTVA

Producer Donald Hyde
Written for TV by Donald Hyde
Hosted and Narrated by Thomas Mitchell
Guest stars
Morey Amsterdam, Kenneth Tobey, Helen Mowery, Michael Winkleman
Synopsis:
Story of a boxing manager and his champion who loses his title and his nerve in the same round.

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O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell

O henry and 
  Thoma Mitchell