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Damon Runyon Theater, The

Damon Runyon Theater, The

The stories of Damon Runyon, broadcast from 1948 into the fifties, brought to life all those lovable badies that are so common in the world of Damon Runyon. They were a complete relief from the all powerful Hollywood style dramas that made up most of Radio drama in those days. Not that the Hollywood stuff was bad, oh no, but these were dramas with a difference. Stories like All Horseplayers Die Broke, Butch Minds The Baby, Baseball Hattie and Hold ‘em Yale.

The central character, a guy by the name of Broadway, described everything in a language which suited the street wise dames and palookas of Runyons World.

Broadway, played by John Brown, was a sensitive guy who knew the streets of New York better than any cab driver. A man who brought to life the thugs and touts of Runyons world of guys and dolls and in so doing revealed the innermost feelings of these toughies of the underworld.

Other people who took part in these wonderful stories include Jeff Chandler, Ed Begley, William Conrad, Annie Whitfield, Gerald Mohr, Luis Van Rooten, Frank Lovejoy, Sheldon Leonard, Eddie Marr, Joe Duval, Willard Waterman, Hans Conried, Parley Baer and Sam Edwards.

The Producer was Verne Carstensen. Director Richard Sanville and the show Writer was Russell Hughes.

If you like these stories you will also like the Screen Guild Theater episode Tight Shoes, which was written by Damon Runyon.


 

 

Broadcast: 2nd January 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Jul 16 2002
Broadcast: 9th January 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Jul 23 2002
Broadcast: 16th January 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Jul 30 2002
Broadcast: 23rd January 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Jan 23 2003
Broadcast: 30th January 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Feb 25 2006
Broadcast: 6th February 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Feb 18 2006
Broadcast: 13th February 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Mar 04 2006
Broadcast: 20th February 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Mar 09 2006
Broadcast: 27th February 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Feb 27 2005
Broadcast: 6th March 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Mar 06 2006
Broadcast: 13th March 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Mar 13 2006
Broadcast: 20th March 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Mar 20 2006
Broadcast: 27th March 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Mar 27 2006
Broadcast: 3rd April 1949
Added: Sep 13 2007
Broadcast: 10th April 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Jun 17 2008
Broadcast: 17th April 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Jun 24 2008
Broadcast: 24th April 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Dec 11 2010
Broadcast: 1st May 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Jul 29 2008
Broadcast: 8th May 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: May 19 2009
Broadcast: 15th May 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: May 21 2009
Broadcast: 22nd May 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: May 22 2009
Broadcast: 29th May 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Dec 12 2010
Broadcast: 5th June 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Jun 03 2008
Broadcast: 12th June 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Jun 10 2008
Broadcast: 19th June 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Oct 06 2007
Broadcast: 26th June 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Oct 05 2007
Broadcast: 3rd July 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Jul 04 2004
Broadcast: 10th July 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Sep 16 2007
Broadcast: 17th July 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Nov 27 2007
Broadcast: 24th July 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Jul 29 2007
Broadcast: 31st July 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Jul 31 2007
Broadcast: 7th August 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Aug 07 2007
Broadcast: 14th August 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Aug 14 2007
Broadcast: 21st August 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Aug 21 2007
Broadcast: 28th August 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Aug 28 2007
Broadcast: 4th September 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Nov 06 2007
Broadcast: 11th September 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Sep 11 2007
Broadcast: 18th September 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Sep 18 2007
Broadcast: 25th September 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Sep 25 2007
Broadcast: 2nd October 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Oct 02 2007
Broadcast: 9th October 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Oct 09 2007
Broadcast: 16th October 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Oct 16 2007
Broadcast: 23rd October 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Oct 23 2007
Broadcast: 30th October 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Oct 30 2007
Broadcast: 6th November 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Nov 06 2005
Broadcast: 13th November 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Nov 13 2007
Broadcast: 20th November 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Nov 20 2007
Broadcast: 27th November 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Nov 27 2005
Broadcast: 4th December 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Dec 04 2007
Broadcast: 11th December 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Dec 11 2005
Broadcast: 18th December 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Dec 18 2006
Broadcast: 25th December 1949
Starring: John Brown
Added: Dec 25 2005