Damon Runyon’s Pueblo


Damon Runyon always considered Pueblo, Colorado his home. He wrote In Our Town about Pueblo, and aspired to be the City Editor of the Pueblo Chieftain. Learn how Runyon’s Colorado roots inspired his writings in this award-winning film.

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Damon Runyon’s Pueblo is a semi-documentary period film on DVD about the famed author’s formative years in the turn-of-the-century-West of Pueblo, Colorado. Runyon’s street-wise adventures, early journalistic exploits, and characters he heard about while in Pueblo significantly influenced his later writings. It was in Pueblo that he developed the writing skills that eventually made him the toast of Manhattan and Hollywood, and led him to become the highest paid story writer of his time.

Grant funds from Colorado Humanities helped support the production of this film, which won a Council on International Nontheatrical Events (CINE) Golden Eagle Award. It was originally distributed by Encyclopedia Britannica, and translated into 30 languages.

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