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DAMON RUNYON
ALSO KNOWN AS
DAMON RUNYAN THEATER

 Damon Runyon

2 MP3 CDs - 52 episodes


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Lighthearted New York Gangster series (1948 - early 50s)

Gerald MohrIn his book "Glenn Miller & His Orchestra", George Simon wrote of Glenn Miller, "His favorite author was Damon Runyon." Damon Runyan? He created a little world of characters that live on even today in the classic movie "Little Miss Marker," with Shirley Temple, and the Broadway and movie hits Guys and Dolls, with Runyan's world as interpreted

"Broadway" takes the listener with him to the inside world of some the Big Apple's toughest, but yet charming perpetrators. John Brown is great as Broadway, playing him as both a narrator and friend. Solid radio professionals played the regular characters on the show with the strange sounding names. There was Harry the Horse, Dave the Dude (William Conrad, Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke), and Sorrowful Jones (Gerald Mohr, Philip Marlowe.) Anne Whitfield played Little Miss Marker. Occasional parts were taken by well-known actors like Frank Lovejoy (Nightbeat,) Jeff Chandler (Mr. Boynton on Our Miss Brooks), Hans Conried and Parley Baer (Chester on Gunsmoke.)

old time radio imageDamon Runyan was the master of the slang of this gangsterish style, wherein each sentence carries with it a formality that is often hilarious. Especially as we're dealing with gangsters instead of diplomats. Some stories are sweet and funny, some not so sweet, since these characters inhabit a world where the palooka sometimes get lucky, but as often takes the necessary dive.

If you like your crime with a grin, then you might want to call Sam Spade, Richard Diamond, or The Saint.

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
Volume 1: 26 shows - total playtime 11 hours 33 minutes

DRTH 490102 01 Tobias the Terrible
DRTH 490109 02 Little Miss Marker
DRTH 490116 03 Romance in Roaring Forties
DRTH 490123 04 The Lemon Drop Kid
DRTH 490130 05 A Nice Price
DRTH 490206 06 Idoyl of Miss Sarah Brown
DRTH 490213 07 For a Pal
DRTH 490220 08 Princess O'Hara
DRTH 490227 09 Butch Minds the Baby
DRTH 490306 10 Breach of Promise
DRTH 490313 11 Dancing Dan's Christmas
DRTH 490320 12 Pick a Winner
DRTH 490327 13 Hold 'em Yale
DRTH 490403 14 The Brain Goes Home
DRTH 490410 15 Blood Preasure
DRTH 490417 16 Old Em's Kentucky Home
DRTH 490424 17 Blonde Mink
DRTH 490501 18 Leopard's Spots
DRTH 490508 19 All Horse Players Die Broke
DRTH 490515 20 The Hottest Guy In The World
DRTH 490522 21 A Piece Of Pie
DRTH 490529 22 Barbecue
DRTH 490605 23 Lonely Heart
DRTH 490612 24 Broadway Complex
DRTH 490619 25 Madame La Gimp
DRTH 490626 26 Baseball Hattie

Volume 2: 26 shows - total playtime 11 hours 35 minutes

DRTH 490703 27 The Big Umbrella
DRTH 490710 28 Earthquake
DRTH 490717 29 The Bloodhounds Of Broadway
DRTH 490724 30 The Lily Of St Pierre
DRTH 490731 31 It Comes Up Mud
DRTH 490807 32 Broadway Financier
DRTH 490814 33 Bred For Battle
DRTH 490821 34 So You Won't Talk
DRTH 490828 35 Social Error
DRTH 490904 36 Cemetery Bait
DRTH 490911 37 The Melancholy Dane
DRTH 490918 38 The Brakeman's Daughter
DRTH 490925 39 The Lacework Kid
DRTH 491002 40 Maybe A Queen
DRTH 491009 41 Joe Terrace
DRTH 491016 42 Lillian
DRTH 491023 43 Palm Beach Santa Claus
DRTH 491030 44 Tight Shoes
DRTH 491106 45 The Ever-Lovin' Wife Of Hymie's
DRTH 491113 46 A Light In France
DRTH 491120 47 A Story Goes With It
DRTH 491127 48 Dark Dolores
DRTH 491204 49 What, No Butler0
DRTH 491211 50 Neat Strip
DRTH 491218 51 Sense Of Humor
DRTH 491225 52 Dream Street Rose

 


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