Home Television Drama Run For Your Life

Run For Your Life

1 9 6 5 – 1 9 6 7 (USA)
85 x 60 minute episodes

This NBC drama series, launched in September 1965, followed successful middle-aged attorney Paul Bryan (Ben Gazzara), who discovered he had, at most, two years to live before an incurable disease killed him, and decided to make the most of his remaining time.

So Bryan closed up his law practice and hit the road in search of fun and deeper meaning, hoping to cram a lifetime of adventure and excitement into the limited time he had left.

With money no problem, he went from one exotic and fascinating place to another and encountered all sorts of people. He had come to terms with his problem and, rather than running away from life, he ran toward it.

Funnily enough, for a show about a man with only two years to live, the show ran for three years!

Run For Your Life originally appeared in April 1965 as an episode on Kraft Suspense Theater entitled Rapture at Two Forty.

Paul Bryan 
Ben Gazzara