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.

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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.

    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
    All Horse Players Die Broke (Racing Lady)

    All Horse Players Die Broke (Racing Lady)

    Episode 19 "All Horse Players Die Broke"
    The Damon Runyon Theater
    February 6, 1949
    Opening Music: "Fugue in Tinhorns" by Ethel Merman from the movie Guys and Dolls
    Clip: Racing Lady (1937)
     

    • 32 min
    Leopard's Spots

    Leopard's Spots

    Episode 18 "Leopard's Spots"
    The Damon Runyon Theater
    January 30, 1949
    Opening Music: "With You On My Mind" by Ethel Merman from the movie Straight Place and Show
    Clip: James J Braddock better known as "The Cinderella Man"

    • 29 min
    Blond Mink (Joe E Brown)

    Blond Mink (Joe E Brown)

    Episode 17 "Blond Mink"
    The Damon Runyon Theater
    January 23, 1949
    Opening Music: "Take Back Your Mink" by Vivian Blaine from the original Broadway cast recording of Guys and Dolls
    Clip: Joe E. Brown from A Very Honorable Guy (1934)

    • 30 min

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