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The Damon Runyon Theater

Damon Runyon was a legendary reporter who's rise to fame was based on tales of gambling, racing and the criminal world of 30s New York. Most today will know him for Guys And Dolls, a Broadway musical adapted from Runyon's work by Abe Burrows. Guys and Dolls was based on his short story The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown  which is presented as the 6th installment of this warm series of dramas.

The tales are all told by a central character character by the name of Broadway (played by John Brown). Aside from the humor and heart of these stories, they are all characterized by the particular localized patter of those days; most notably a highly formal style of discourse using outrageous metaphors and constant use of the present tense.

This show contains plenty of familiar voices as well. Frank Lovejoy of Nightbeat fame plays the occassional character of Lt. Harrigan, Gerald Mohr (The Adventures of Philip Marlowe) as Sorrowful Jones and William Conrad (Gunsmoke) as Dave the Dude.

Series: "THE DAMON RUNYON THEATRE"
SYNDICATED SERIES BY ALAN LADD'S "MAYFAIR PRODUCTIONS"
DIRECTOR: Richard Sanville

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"TOBIAS THE TERRIBLE" 1 01-02-49 "LITTLE MISS MARKER" 2 01-09-49 "ROMANCE IN THE ROARING FORTIES" 3 01-16-49 "THE LEMON DROP KID" 4 01-23-49 "A NICE PRICE" 5 01-30-49 "THE IDYLL OF MISS SARAH BROWN" 6 02-06-49 "FOR A PAL" 7 02-13-49 "PRINCESS O'HARA" 8 02-20-49 "BUTCH MINDS THE BABY" 9 02-27-49 "BREACH OF PROMISE" 10 03-06-49 "DANCING DAN'S CHRISTMAS" 11 03-13-49 "PICK A WINNER" 12 03-20-49 "HOLD `EM YALE" 13 03-27-49 "THE BRAIN GOES HOME" 14 04-03-49 "BLOOD PREASURE" 15 04-10-49 "OLD EM'S KENTUCKY HOME" 16 04-17-49 "BLONDE MINK" 17 04-24-49 "LEOPARD'S SPOTS" 18 05-01-49 "ALL HORSE PLAYERS DIE BROKE" 19 05-08-49 "THE HOTTEST GUY IN THE WORLD" 20 05-15-49 "A PIECE OF PIE" 21 05-22-49 "BARBECUE" 22 05-29-49 "LONELY HEART" 23 06-05-49 "BROADWAY COMPLEX" 24 06-12-49 "MADAME LA GIMP" 25 06-19-49 "BASEBALL HATTIE" 26 06-26-49 "THE BIG UMBRELLA" 27 07-03-49 "EARTHQUAKE" 28 07-10-49 "THE BLOODHOUNDS OF BROADWAY" 29 07-17-49 "THE LILY OF ST. PIERRE" 30 07-24-49 "IT COMES UP MUD" 31 07-31-49 "BROADWAY FINANCIER" 32 08-07-49 "BRED FOR BATTLE" 33 08-14-49 "SO YOU WON'T TALK" 34 08-21-49 "SOCIAL ERROR" 35 08-28-49 "CEMETERY BAIT" 36 09-04-49 "THE MELANCHOLY DANE" 37 09-11-49 "THE BRAKEMAN'S DAUGHTER" 38 09-18-49 "THE LACEWORK KID" 39 09-25-49 "MAYBE A QUEEN" 40 10-02-49 "JOE TERRACE" 41 10-09-49 "LILLIAN" 42 10-16-49 "PALM BEACH SANTA CLAUS" 43 10-23-49 "TIGHT SHOES" 44 10-30-49 "THAT EVER-LOVIN' WIFE OF HYMIE'S" 45 11-06-49 "A LIGHT IN FRANCE" 46 11-13-49 "A STORY GOES WITH IT" 47 11-20-49 "DARK DOLORES" 48 11-27-49 "WHAT, NO BUTLER?" 49 12-04-49 "NEAT STRIP" 50 12-11-49 "SENSE OF HUMOR" 51 12-18-49 "DREAM STREET ROSE" 52 12-25-49 _____________________________________________
Total Number of Titles: 52 Total Number of Programs: 52 Total Possible Episodes: 52
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