53 episodes

From "Little Miss Marker" to "The Lemon Drop Kid" these are the famous stories of gangsters, bookies and racketeers...with a heart of gold. Each week for a full year listen to the tales of the guys and dolls of Broadway, as told by the master storyteller Damon Runyon.

Famous Stories: Damon Runyon Theater John Henderson

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

From "Little Miss Marker" to "The Lemon Drop Kid" these are the famous stories of gangsters, bookies and racketeers...with a heart of gold. Each week for a full year listen to the tales of the guys and dolls of Broadway, as told by the master storyteller Damon Runyon.

    Madame La Gimp (Lady For A Day)

    Madame La Gimp (Lady For A Day)

    Episode 25 "Madame La Gimp"
    The Damon Runyon Theater
    March 20, 1949
    Opening Music: "A woman in Love" by Frankie Lane and Percy Faith covering song from Guys and Dolls
    Clip: Frank Capra's Lady For a Day (1933)

    • 31 min
    Broadway Complex

    Broadway Complex

    Episode 24 "Broadway Complex"
    The Damon Runyon Theater
    March 13, 1949
    Opening Music: "Jack O'Diamonds" by Mitzi Gaynor from the movie Bloodhounds of Broadway
    Clip: Walter Mathau in Little Miss Marker (1980)

    • 31 min
    Lonely Heart (At the Stroke of Twelve)

    Lonely Heart (At the Stroke of Twelve)

    Episode 23 "Lonely Heart"
    The Damon Runyon Theater
    March 6, 1949
    Opening Music: "I'll Know" by The Four Lads covering song from Guys and Dolls
    Clip: At the Stroke of Twelve (1941)

    • 32 min
    Barbecue (Newspaper Mystery)

    Barbecue (Newspaper Mystery)

    Episode 22 "Barbecue"
    The Damon Runyon Theater
    February 27, 1949
    Opening Music: "Having a Wonderful Wish" by Annette Warren (Lipsynced by Lucile Ball) from the movie Sorrowful Jones
    Clip: 1934 Radio version of a newspaper mystery.

    • 31 min
    A Piece of Pie (A Slight Case of Murder)

    A Piece of Pie (A Slight Case of Murder)

    Episode 21 "A Piece of Pie"
    The Damon Runyon Theater
    February 20, 1949
    Opening Music: "My Time of Day" by Robert Alda from the original Broadway cast recording of Guys and Dolls
    Clip: 1945 Radio version of A Slight Case of Murder

    • 32 min
    The Hottest Guy In The World

    The Hottest Guy In The World

    Episode 20 "The Hottest Guy In The World"
    The Damon Runyon Theater
    February 13, 1949
    Opening Music: "I'm a Black Sheep Who's Blue" by Dorothy Dell from the movie Little Miss Marker
    Clip: Episode of 1994 television show Broadway Stories

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

davcaro ,

I love this show.

If you like the musical Guys and Dolls or the movie Little Miss Marker, you will love this show. The characters and stories in this old time radio show are charming, quirky and delightful. The unusual speech patterns used by the characters make it unlike anything else found on old time radio shows. People are citizens, women and children are dolls. The settings are in New York City and the characters are often gamblers, bootleggers or others who find themselves trying to help their neighbours but ending upon the wrong side of the law...or the other mobsters.
The introductions by John Henderson are professionally presented. They are interesting and he ties them into movies or stories that are relevant to the podcast.
Its a really great show.

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