37 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.

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    • Drama
    • 5.0, 2 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.

    Cemetery Bait

    Cemetery Bait

    Episode 36 "Cemetery Bait"
    The Damon Runyon Theater
    June 5, 1949
    Opening Music: "Harrah For Love" by Mort Lindsay and his Orchestra from the movie 40 Pounds of Trouble
    Clip: Joe and Ethel Turp story from the radio show Good News (1939)

    • 32 min
    Social Error (Madonna)

    Social Error (Madonna)

    Episode 35 "Social Error"
    The Damon Runyon Theater
    May 29, 1949
    Opening Music: "Take Back Your Mink" by Dorothy Shay covering the song from Guys and Dolls
    Clip: Madonna from the movie Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989)

    • 32 min
    So You Won't Talk (Million Dollar Ransom)

    So You Won't Talk (Million Dollar Ransom)

    Episode 34 "So You Won't Talk"
    The Damon Runyon Theater
    May 22, 1949
    Opening Music: "Old Timer" by Patsy O'Conner from the movie It Ain't Hay
    Clip: Andy Devine from Million Dollar Ransom (1934)

    • 31 min
    Bred For Battle (Paul McCartney)

    Bred For Battle (Paul McCartney)

    May 15, 1949
    Song: Paul McCartney
    Movie: "Just a Cute Kid"

    • 31 min
    Broadway Financier (Nathan Lane)

    Broadway Financier (Nathan Lane)

    Episode 32 "Broadway Financier"
    The Damon Runyon Theater
    May 8, 1949
    Opening Music: "You Send Me" by Marguerite Chapman from the movie Bloodhound of Broadway
    Clip: Nathan Lane in the stage revival of Guys and Dolls (1992)

    • 30 min
    It Comes Up Mud (Abbott and Costello)

    It Comes Up Mud (Abbott and Costello)

    Episode 31 "It Comes Up Mud"
    The Damon Runyon Theater
    May 1, 1949
    Opening Music: "Fugue in Tinhorns" by The Andrews Sisters covering the song from Guys and Dolls
    Clip: Abbot and Costello in It Ain't Hay (1943)

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 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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