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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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