The Ultimate Episode Guide to the Run For Your Life TV Series
Starring Ben Gazzara / 1930 - 2012 / May He Rest in Peace
Featuring Paul Bryan's Journal
- Every episode of the entire series in one continuing story as seen through Paul Bryan's eyes in a revealing diary
If you're watching RUN FOR YOUR LIFE in reruns right now, or have great memories of the series from the sixties, it can be a jumble of vignettes from the life of Paul Bryan after learning of a terminal illness. We've now put all 82 episodes into a logical and chronological order from his engagement and learning the diagnosis through the roller coaster of adventures and world travel.
Even better, you see these experiences from Paul's own view in a day-by-day diary that includes many revelations (not just closing “holes” in the drama but being perfectly time-faithful). Start from the beginning - or read a chapter to match a specific episode. It will have you running alongside the man himself. Read a sample page
(including video clips & journal entries)
The first website devoted to this memorable TV series was launched on the 45th anniversary of the RUN FOR YOUR LIFE premier on September 13, 1965 . We encourage you to refresh your recollections of the episodes on the comprehensive illustrated pages which follow. If you have comments and / or questions, type the address below into a new message form.
by guest star & episode number
Special Bonus Feature
West Side Story Original Cast Videos
As a salute to Carol Lawrence, who plays Paul Bryan's fiancée Kate Pierce in Run For Your Life, we showcase Ms. Lawrence in her memorable role as Maria in the original Broadway production of West Side Story.
Thrilling to watch! In 2007, a large number of the original Broadway cast of West Side Story joined members of a revival production to rehearse for a benefit show - performing The Jet Song, I Feel Pretty, A Boy Like That, I Have a Love and Tonight
Watch another view of the same rehearsal session, but this one more intimate, and ending with all joining Reri Grist as she reprises her Broadway performance of “Somewhere” in a moment that will deeply touch every heart.
Original Maria, Carol Lawrence, and Anita, Chita Rivera, share memories of West Side Story's development
On stage, Larry Kert and Carol Lawrence in the West Side Story scene she refers to in the above interview, where Tony searches for Maria, and finds her on the fire escape.
From her stage show, “A Dancer's Life,” Chita Rivera talks about getting the part of Anita, and how Leonard Bernstein helped her to develop the West Side Story role. Delightful!
The 2007 rehearsal scenes above were for a benefit performance at the Gypsy of the Year Awards. Here's a video of their performance on stage.
In 1957 Carol Lawrence and Larry Kert appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show to perform their hit duet from West Side Story.
Between 1966 and 1967, Carol Lawrence made three appearances on Run For Your Life. The following scene is from “The Day Time Stopped” where she plays Paul Bryan's fiancée.
And speaking of Broadway, you're sure to enjoy ….
Seven Run For Your Life Stars - Ben Gazzara, Carol Lawrence, Elizabeth Ashley, Julie Harris, Gena Rowlands, Sally Ann Howes and Celeste Holm - speaking about the Golden Age of New York stage, along with Shirley MacLaine, Angela Landsbury, Robert Morse, Carol Burnett, Eva Marie Saint, Jerry Orbach, Elaine Strich, Carol Channing, John Raitt, Kay Ballard, Jane Powell, Janis Paige, and Hal Prince