Run for Your Life

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Run for Your Life
Premiere September 13, 1965
Finale March 27, 1968
Creator Roy Huggins
Network/Provider NBC
Style 60-minute drama
Company Roncom Films,
Universal TV
Seasons 3
Episodes 86
Origin USA

Run for Your Life is a drama that aired on NBC.

Gazzara plays lawyer Paul Bryan. When his doctor tells him he will die in no less than nine months, but in no more than eighteen months, he decides to do all the things he had never had time for. Much like Route 66, each episode features the main character on the move, encountering new people in new situations. Gazzara first originated the character of Paul Bryan on Kraft Suspense Theatre, in the episode "Rapture at Two-Forty", which aired on April 15, 1965 and served as the series' pilot. Well received, the show became a series that September. Near the beginning of that episode, the audience sees the conversation between Bryan and his doctor, which is heard only in voice-over in subsequent episodes of Run For Your Life. Although the Bryan character was given no more than eighteen months to live, the series ran for three seasons.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3
Ben Gazzara Paul Bryan * * *


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 13, 1965 May 16, 1966 30
Season Two September 12, 1966 April 25, 1967 30
Season Three September 13, 1967 March 27, 1968 26


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