History Creator / DamonRunyon

19th May '18 3:07:01 AM PaulA
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* PricelessMingVase: In "Gentlemen, the King!", one of the casualties of the incursion into the king's bedroom is "a big jar over in one corner of the room, which Miss Peabody afterwards tells me is worth fifteen G's if it is worth a dime".
18th May '18 8:43:34 AM PaulA
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* EvilUncle: In "Gentlemen, the King!", the plot on the king's life originates with his uncle, who is next in line to the throne.


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* HighClassGlass: In "Gentlemen, the King!", the characters encounter several Ruritanian noblemen with monocles, leading Kitty Quick to wonder if there is anybody in Ruritania who has two working eyes.


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* PistolWhipping: Happens to the king's guard in "Gentlemen, the King!":
-->Izzy Cheesecake taps him on the noggin with the butt of a forty-five, and knocks him cock-eyed.


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* RecklessGunUsage: In "Gentlemen, the King!", a gangster who has been charmed by a small boy lets the kid hold his handgun without making sure the safety it on, and while the kid is waving it around shouting "boom-boom" it goes off, destroying a vase and damaging a hat but fortunately not injuring any of the people in the room.
18th May '18 3:27:03 AM Spindriver
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* HeelFaceTurn: In "Johnny One-Eye," a mortally wounded gangster makes friends with a mortally wounded kitten, and decides to do some good at the end of his life.

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* HeelFaceTurn: In Runyon's characters are often a brutal bunch, but they occasionally slip into virtue. For example, in "Johnny One-Eye," a mortally wounded gangster makes friends with a mortally wounded kitten, and decides to do some good at the end of his life.life, while the title character of "Earthquake" pulls off an HeroicSacrifice.
* HeroicSacrifice: The title character of "Earthquake" pulls off the terminal version of a classic LoadBearingHero scene.



* LoadBearingHero: The title character in "Earthquake".

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* LoadBearingHero: The title character in "Earthquake"."Earthquake" pulls off the HeroicSacrifice version. Even he seems uncertain why he doesn't drop the building on the cop who was chasing him when everyone else is clear...



-->'Well, Frank,' she says, 'do you know me?'
-->'Yes,' he says, after a while, 'I know you. At first I think maybe you are a ghost, as I once hear something about your being dead. But,' he says, 'I see now the report is a canard. You are too fat to be a ghost.'

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-->'Well, Frank,' she says, 'do you know me?'
-->'Yes,'
me?'\\
'Yes,'
he says, after a while, 'I know you. At first I think maybe you are a ghost, as I once hear something about your being dead. But,' he says, 'I see now the report is a canard. You are too fat to be a ghost.'



* ProfessionalGambler: Many of these, including Sky Masterson, Big Nig the crap shooter, and Regret the horse player.

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* ProfessionalGambler: Many of these, these appear, including Sky Masterson, Big Nig the crap shooter, and Regret the horse player.



* ThoseWackyNazis: In "The Lacework Kid," the Kid outwits a POW camp commandant who is addicted to Gin Rummy, and the scheming of the commandant's disloyal subordinates leads to all the prisoners going free.

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* ThoseWackyNazis: In "The Lacework Kid," the Kid outwits a POW [=PoW=] camp commandant who is addicted to Gin Rummy, and the scheming of the commandant's disloyal subordinates leads to all the prisoners going free.
26th Dec '17 9:00:27 PM Mdumas43073
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Damon Runyon (18801946) is an American journalist and author, best known for his short stories about the colorful gamblers, gangsters and hustlers of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity in the early part of the twentieth century. His stories are narrated in the first person by an anonymous narrator with a distinctive slang-laced style that avoids the use of contractions, or [[PresentTenseNarrative past and future tense]].

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Damon Runyon (18801946) is an American journalist and author, best known for his short stories about the colorful gamblers, gangsters and hustlers of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity in the early part of the twentieth century. His stories are always narrated in the first person by an anonymous narrator with a distinctive slang-laced style that avoids the use of contractions, or [[PresentTenseNarrative past and future tense]].
26th Dec '17 8:59:47 PM Mdumas43073
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Damon Runyon (1880 1946) is an American journalist and author, best known for his short stories about the colorful gamblers, gangsters and hustlers of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity in the early part of the twentieth century. His stories are narrated in the first person by an anonymous narrator with a distinctive slang-laced style [[PresentTenseNarrative that avoids past and future tense]].

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Damon Runyon (1880 1946) (18801946) is an American journalist and author, best known for his short stories about the colorful gamblers, gangsters and hustlers of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity in the early part of the twentieth century. His stories are narrated in the first person by an anonymous narrator with a distinctive slang-laced style that avoids the use of contractions, or [[PresentTenseNarrative that avoids past and future tense]].


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13th Oct '17 12:03:17 AM PaulA
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* ''Film/PocketfulOfMiracles''
12th Oct '17 9:12:35 PM Pren
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* ''Bloodhounds of Broadway'', an ill-advised adaptation of four different stories smashed together. Most notable for Music/{{Madonna}} playing a nightclub singer in the middle of her ill-fated attempt to become a respectable actress.
12th Oct '17 9:10:48 PM Pren
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* VerbalTic: No one uses contractions. ''Ever''.
23rd Oct '16 1:50:46 AM PaulA
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* FriendToAllChildren: Runyon's characters are a hard-bitten bunch, but they rally around fast when a child is in need [[spoiler: in "Little Miss Marker,"]] and in [[spoiler: "Gentlemen, the King!"]] they refuse a lucrative murder contract when they find out that the target is a child.

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* FriendToAllChildren: FriendToAllChildren:
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Runyon's characters are a hard-bitten bunch, but they rally around fast when a child is in need [[spoiler: in "Little Miss Marker,"]] and in [[spoiler: Marker".
** In
"Gentlemen, the King!"]] they King!", the characters refuse a lucrative murder contract when they find out that the target is a child.
22nd Oct '16 10:55:06 PM Eoppen
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* FriendToAllChildren: Runyon's characters are a hard-bitten bunch, but they rally around fast when a child is in need [[spoiler: in "Little Miss Marker,"]] and in [[spoiler: "Gentlemen, the King!"]] they refuse a lucrative murder contract when they find out that the target is a child.
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