Now available for the first time on DVD from ClassicFlix—a long lost television anthology series spotlighting the works of one of America's most beloved short story authors.
This November 16th, The O. Henry Playhouse - The Complete Series, Vol. 1 will be released containing the first 13 of 39 episodes in the series.
Oscar-winner Thomas Mitchell stars as O. Henry with many notable guest stars featured in each episode including Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson and DeForest Kelley.
More information on this 18th Silver Series release below.
About the Silver Series line:
Knowing so many unseen and longed-for classics sit in studio vaults and other archives collecting dust, ClassicFlix established the Silver Series line to shine the light of day on such lesser-known titles by making them available in affordable, no-frill editions.
Now available for the first time on DVD from ClassicFlix—a long lost television anthology series spotlighting the works of one of America's most beloved short story authors!
William Sydney Porter, better known by his pen name O. Henry, is celebrated the world over for his humorous writing style which is also noted for its surprise endings. His works include such classics as “The Gift of the Magi” and “The Ransom of Red Chief”; and he was also the creator of The Cisco Kid!
Executive producers Jack J. Gross and Philip N. Krasne (Big Town, The Lone Wolf) brought O. Henry's prolific output to TV screens in 1957 with The O. Henry Playhouse. Academy Award-winning actor Thomas Mitchell (Stagecoach) portrays writer O. Henry himself in each episode as he describes his current story-in-progress to his publisher and others he interacts with.
Directed by such Hollywood veterans as Bernard Girard and George Waggner, The O. Henry Playhouse - The Complete Series, Vol. 1 contains thirteen half-hour episodes that shine the spotlight on such timeless tales as "The Reformation of Calliope" and "Two Renegades”; and also features a glittering array of movie and TV stars in Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, John Carradine, Peggie Castle, Jackie Coogan, Ellen Corby, Johnny Crawford, Jim Davis, Dick Foran, Mona Freeman, Hans Conried, Lawrence Dobkin, Beverly Garland, Alan Hale, Jr., Louis Hayward, Jeanne Cooper, DeForest Kelley and Gerald Mohr.
EPISODES (Presented in original broadcast order):