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Damon Runyon Also known as Damon Runyan Theater

Damon Runyon was the master of the slang of this gangsterish style in this lighthearted New York gangster series starring top voice talent of the era. Update: additional episodes and sound quality improvements

52 old time radio show recordings
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26 Audio CDs


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"Broadway Complex"



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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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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    52 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 23 hours, 9 min
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    Volume 1 - 26 shows - total playtime 11 hours 33 minutes
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    1. DRTH 490102 01 Tobias the Terrible.mp3
    2. DRTH 490109 02 Little Miss Marker.mp3
    3. DRTH 490116 03 Romance in Roaring Forties.mp3
    4. DRTH 490123 04 The Lemon Drop Kid.mp3
    5. DRTH 490130 05 A Nice Price.mp3
    6. DRTH 490206 06 Idoyl of Miss Sarah Brown.mp3
    7. DRTH 490213 07 For a Pal.mp3
    8. DRTH 490220 08 Princess O'Hara.mp3
    9. DRTH 490227 09 Butch Minds the Baby.mp3
    10. DRTH 490306 10 Breach of Promise.mp3
    11. DRTH 490313 11 Dancing Dan's Christmas.mp3
    12. DRTH 490320 12 Pick a Winner.mp3
    13. DRTH 490327 13 Hold 'em Yale.mp3
    14. DRTH 490403 14 The Brain Goes Home.mp3
    15. DRTH 490410 15 Blood Preasure.mp3
    16. DRTH 490417 16 Old Em's Kentucky Home.mp3
    17. DRTH 490424 17 Blonde Mink.mp3
    18. DRTH 490501 18 Leopard's Spots.mp3
    19. DRTH 490508 19 All Horse Players Die Broke.mp3
    20. DRTH 490515 20 The Hottest Guy In The World.mp3
    21. DRTH 490522 21 A Piece Of Pie.mp3
    22. DRTH 490529 22 Barbecue.mp3
    23. DRTH 490605 23 Lonely Heart.mp3
    24. DRTH 490612 24 Broadway Complex.mp3
    25. DRTH 490619 25 Madame La Gimp.mp3
    26. DRTH 490626 26 Baseball Hattie.mp3
    Volume 2 - 26 shows - total playtime 11 hours 35 minutes
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    1. DRTH 490703 27 The Big Umbrella.mp3
    2. DRTH 490710 28 Earthquake.mp3
    3. DRTH 490717 29 The Bloodhounds Of Broadway.mp3
    4. DRTH 490724 30 The Lily Of St Pierre.mp3
    5. DRTH 490731 31 It Comes Up Mud.mp3
    6. DRTH 490807 32 Broadway Financier.mp3
    7. DRTH 490814 33 Bred For Battle.mp3
    8. DRTH 490821 34 So You Won't Talk.mp3
    9. DRTH 490828 35 Social Error.mp3
    10. DRTH 490904 36 Cemetery Bait.mp3
    11. DRTH 490911 37 The Melancholy Dane.mp3
    12. DRTH 490918 38 The Brakeman's Daughter.mp3
    13. DRTH 490925 39 The Lacework Kid.mp3
    14. DRTH 491002 40 Maybe A Queen.mp3
    15. DRTH 491009 41 Joe Terrace.mp3
    16. DRTH 491016 42 Lillian.mp3
    17. DRTH 491023 43 Palm Beach Santa Claus.mp3
    18. DRTH 491030 44 Tight Shoes.mp3
    19. DRTH 491106 45 The Ever-Lovin' Wife Of Hymie's.mp3
    20. DRTH 491113 46 A Light In France.mp3
    21. DRTH 491120 47 A Story Goes With It.mp3
    22. DRTH 491127 48 Dark Dolores.mp3
    23. DRTH 491204 49 What, No Butler0.mp3
    24. DRTH 491211 50 Neat Strip.mp3
    25. DRTH 491218 51 Sense Of Humor.mp3
    26. DRTH 491225 52 Dream Street Rose.mp3
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    52 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 23 hours, 9 min
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    Volume 1 - 26 shows - total playtime 11 hours 33 minutes
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    1. DRTH 490102 01 Tobias the Terrible.mp3
    2. DRTH 490109 02 Little Miss Marker.mp3
    3. DRTH 490116 03 Romance in Roaring Forties.mp3
    4. DRTH 490123 04 The Lemon Drop Kid.mp3
    5. DRTH 490130 05 A Nice Price.mp3
    6. DRTH 490206 06 Idoyl of Miss Sarah Brown.mp3
    7. DRTH 490213 07 For a Pal.mp3
    8. DRTH 490220 08 Princess O'Hara.mp3
    9. DRTH 490227 09 Butch Minds the Baby.mp3
    10. DRTH 490306 10 Breach of Promise.mp3
    11. DRTH 490313 11 Dancing Dan's Christmas.mp3
    12. DRTH 490320 12 Pick a Winner.mp3
    13. DRTH 490327 13 Hold 'em Yale.mp3
    14. DRTH 490403 14 The Brain Goes Home.mp3
    15. DRTH 490410 15 Blood Preasure.mp3
    16. DRTH 490417 16 Old Em's Kentucky Home.mp3
    17. DRTH 490424 17 Blonde Mink.mp3
    18. DRTH 490501 18 Leopard's Spots.mp3
    19. DRTH 490508 19 All Horse Players Die Broke.mp3
    20. DRTH 490515 20 The Hottest Guy In The World.mp3
    21. DRTH 490522 21 A Piece Of Pie.mp3
    22. DRTH 490529 22 Barbecue.mp3
    23. DRTH 490605 23 Lonely Heart.mp3
    24. DRTH 490612 24 Broadway Complex.mp3
    25. DRTH 490619 25 Madame La Gimp.mp3
    26. DRTH 490626 26 Baseball Hattie.mp3
    Volume 2 - 26 shows - total playtime 11 hours 35 minutes
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    1. DRTH 490703 27 The Big Umbrella.mp3
    2. DRTH 490710 28 Earthquake.mp3
    3. DRTH 490717 29 The Bloodhounds Of Broadway.mp3
    4. DRTH 490724 30 The Lily Of St Pierre.mp3
    5. DRTH 490731 31 It Comes Up Mud.mp3
    6. DRTH 490807 32 Broadway Financier.mp3
    7. DRTH 490814 33 Bred For Battle.mp3
    8. DRTH 490821 34 So You Won't Talk.mp3
    9. DRTH 490828 35 Social Error.mp3
    10. DRTH 490904 36 Cemetery Bait.mp3
    11. DRTH 490911 37 The Melancholy Dane.mp3
    12. DRTH 490918 38 The Brakeman's Daughter.mp3
    13. DRTH 490925 39 The Lacework Kid.mp3
    14. DRTH 491002 40 Maybe A Queen.mp3
    15. DRTH 491009 41 Joe Terrace.mp3
    16. DRTH 491016 42 Lillian.mp3
    17. DRTH 491023 43 Palm Beach Santa Claus.mp3
    18. DRTH 491030 44 Tight Shoes.mp3
    19. DRTH 491106 45 The Ever-Lovin' Wife Of Hymie's.mp3
    20. DRTH 491113 46 A Light In France.mp3
    21. DRTH 491120 47 A Story Goes With It.mp3
    22. DRTH 491127 48 Dark Dolores.mp3
    23. DRTH 491204 49 What, No Butler0.mp3
    24. DRTH 491211 50 Neat Strip.mp3
    25. DRTH 491218 51 Sense Of Humor.mp3
    26. DRTH 491225 52 Dream Street Rose.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    52 recordings on 26 Audio CDs
    total playtime 23 hours, 9 min

    Disc A001

    1. DRTH 490102 01 Tobias the Terrible
    2. DRTH 490109 02 Little Miss Marker

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    Disc A002

    1. DRTH 490116 03 Romance in Roaring Forties
    2. DRTH 490123 04 The Lemon Drop Kid

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    Disc A003

    1. DRTH 490130 05 A Nice Price
    2. DRTH 490206 06 Idoyl of Miss Sarah Brown

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    Disc A004

    1. DRTH 490213 07 For a Pal
    2. DRTH 490220 08 Princess O'Hara

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    Disc A005

    1. DRTH 490227 09 Butch Minds the Baby
    2. DRTH 490306 10 Breach of Promise

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    Disc A006

    1. DRTH 490313 11 Dancing Dan's Christmas
    2. DRTH 490320 12 Pick a Winner

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    Disc A007

    1. DRTH 490327 13 Hold 'em Yale
    2. DRTH 490403 14 The Brain Goes Home

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    Disc A008

    1. DRTH 490410 15 Blood Preasure
    2. DRTH 490417 16 Old Em's Kentucky Home

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    Disc A009

    1. DRTH 490424 17 Blonde Mink
    2. DRTH 490501 18 Leopard's Spots

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    Disc A010

    1. DRTH 490508 19 All Horse Players Die Broke
    2. DRTH 490515 20 The Hottest Guy In The World

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    Disc A011

    1. DRTH 490522 21 A Piece Of Pie
    2. DRTH 490529 22 Barbecue

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    Disc A012

    1. DRTH 490605 23 Lonely Heart
    2. DRTH 490612 24 Broadway Complex

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    Disc A013

    1. DRTH 490619 25 Madame La Gimp
    2. DRTH 490626 26 Baseball Hattie

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    Disc A014

    1. DRTH 490703 27 The Big Umbrella
    2. DRTH 490710 28 Earthquake

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    Disc A015

    1. DRTH 490717 29 The Bloodhounds Of Broadway
    2. DRTH 490724 30 The Lily Of St Pierre

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    Disc A016

    1. DRTH 490731 31 It Comes Up Mud
    2. DRTH 490807 32 Broadway Financier

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    Disc A017

    1. DRTH 490814 33 Bred For Battle
    2. DRTH 490821 34 So You Won't Talk

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    Disc A018

    1. DRTH 490828 35 Social Error
    2. DRTH 490904 36 Cemetery Bait

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    Disc A019

    1. DRTH 490911 37 The Melancholy Dane
    2. DRTH 490918 38 The Brakeman's Daughter

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    Disc A020

    1. DRTH 490925 39 The Lacework Kid
    2. DRTH 491002 40 Maybe A Queen

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    Disc A021

    1. DRTH 491009 41 Joe Terrace
    2. DRTH 491016 42 Lillian

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    Disc A022

    1. DRTH 491023 43 Palm Beach Santa Claus
    2. DRTH 491030 44 Tight Shoes

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    Disc A023

    1. DRTH 491106 45 The Ever-Lovin' Wife Of Hymie's
    2. DRTH 491113 46 A Light In France

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    Disc A024

    1. DRTH 491120 47 A Story Goes With It
    2. DRTH 491127 48 Dark Dolores

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    Disc A025

    1. DRTH 491204 49 What, No Butler0
    2. DRTH 491211 50 Neat Strip

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    Disc A026

    1. DRTH 491218 51 Sense Of Humor
    2. DRTH 491225 52 Dream Street Rose

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