The O. Henry Playhouse - 3rd and Final Volume in February

Now available for the first time on DVD from ClassicFlix—the final 13 more episodes from a long-lost television anthology series spotlighting the works of one of America's most beloved short story authors.

On February 21st, The O. Henry Playhouse - The Complete Series, Vol. 3, starring Oscar-winning actor Thomas Mitchell as O. Henry, will debut. Many notable guest stars are featured in each episode including Charles Bronson, Morey Amsterdam (twice) and the late Marsha Hunt.

More information on this 21st Silver Series release below.

For extensive information on the series, including video clips from every episode in Volume's 1 and 2, go to

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 “A Retrieved Reformation” and “The Caballero's Way" (which introduced his enduring literary creation The Cisco Kid).

Executive producers Jack J. Gross and Philip N. Krasne (Big TownThe 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. 3 contains the final thirteen half-hour episodes that shine the spotlight on such timeless tales as "The Hiding of Black Bill" and "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen”; and also features a glittering array of movie and TV stars in Morey Amsterdam, Charles Bronson, John Carradine, Anthony Caruso, Tom Conway, Kenneth Tobey, Lawrence Dobkin, Denver Pyle, June Vincent, Ned Glass, Don "Red" Barry, Frieda Inescort, DeForest Kelley, Benny Rubin, Doris Singleton, Russell Thorson, John Hoyt, Les Tremayne and Marsha Hunt.

EPISODES (Presented in original broadcast order):

  • The Sphinx Apple
  • Wit's End
  • Hypotheses of Failure
  • Hiding of Black Bill
  • Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen
  • A Madison Square Arabian Knight
  • The Lonely Man
  • The Buyer from Cactus City
  • A Service of Love
  • The Tale of the Tainted Tenner
  • The Murderer
  • The Emancipation of Billy
  • The Lotterman Affair