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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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.

    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
    The Bloodhounds of Broadway

    The Bloodhounds of Broadway

    Episode 29 "The Bloodhounds of Broadway"
    The Damon Runyon Theater
    April 17, 1949
    Opening Music: "I Surrender, Dear" by Madonna from the movie Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989)
    Clip: Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952)

    • 31 min
    Earthquake (Midnight Alibi)

    Earthquake (Midnight Alibi)

    Episode 28 "Earthquake"
    The Damon Runyon Theater
    April 10, 1949 Opening Music: "A Bushel and a Peck" by Doris Day covering the song from Guys and Dolls
    Clip: Midnight Alibi (1934)
     

    • 30 min
    The Big Umbrella (Gentlemen, The King)

    The Big Umbrella (Gentlemen, The King)

    Episode 27 "The Big Umbrella"
    The Damon Runyon Theater
    April 3, 1949 Opening Music: "Hang Your Troubles on a Rainbow" by Leighton Nobel from the movie It Aint Hey
    Clip: Professional Soldier (1935)
     

    • 32 min
    Baseball Hattie (The Pride of the Yankees)

    Baseball Hattie (The Pride of the Yankees)

    Episode 26 "Baseball Hattie"
    The Damon Runyon Theater
    March 27, 1949 Opening Music: "Who Knows?" by Martha Mears (Lipsynced by Lucile Ball) From the movie The Big Street
    Clip: Prologue to The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

    • 30 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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4 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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