An Evening With O. Henry
DVD Catalog #302582
85 Minutes
ISBN 1-56994-606-X
UPC 0 12233 02582 8

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An Evening with O. Henry

William Sidney Porter wrote stories mostly, short stories, often about ordinary people.
Ask anyone and they will have their own favorite.
All in all, he wrote hundreds of stories and used many names when he wrote.
Two of his most published stories were written under a favorite pen name...
O. Henry

DVD Extras:

Conversation with James W Thomas, Ph. D.
Read the Story
Photo Gallery
Discussion Topics

All Three of the following on one DVD

Gift of the Magi
The Last Leaf
O. Henry A Life in Stories

Gift of the Magi

WINNER! 2002 Bronze Award Houston International Film Festival
WINNER! 2002 Parents’ Choice Approved Award
WINNER! One of three current finalists for The Ben Franklin Awards
KIDS FIRST!®® Endorsement

"Recommended. Sporting good visual quality and sound, this adaptation remains true to the short story and is ideal for classroom use."
- Video Librarian

"monterey’s new version should find an appreciative audience."
- Video Business

"One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas." And so we begin O. Henry's best known and timeless story. It's a wonderful romantic tale of a young married couple who have little money to buy each other Christmas presents. And is charming surprise ending

The Last Leaf

WINNER! 2002 Silver Award Houston International Film Festival
WINNER! 2002 Parents’ Choice Recommended Award
KIDS FIRST!®® Endorsement

"Striking and warm family viewing, ‘Last Leaf’ is an ideal addition to any personal, school or community library video collection." - Bookwatch

Here, just around the corner from the turn-of-the-century, in Greenwich Village, we find the best of girlfriends (two young struggling artists) only to have one stricken with deadly Pneumonia. And yet against the howling wind, as the rain beats at the window, one small ray of hope bravely clings on against the storm.

O. Henry: Life in Stories

"Recommended. monterey video offers a fascinating look into the writer’s checkered past. A commendable look this is a good introduction to this renowned American author and his work."
- Video Librarain

"Solid introduction for high school literature students."
- Booklist

"This comprehensive video biography is a fine tribute to one of the
great American short story writers."
-School Library Journal

William Sydney Porter was born in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1862. In his colorful lifetime, he would become a pharmacist, a bank teller, a bookkeeper, a clerk, an illustrator, a draftsman, a newspaperman, an editor, reporter, columnist, and cartoonist. And one of America's favorite writers.

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