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Forrest Tucker

THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT
dramatized for audio by Carol Adorjan & Yuri Rasovsky
based on stories by Bret Harte
with
Forrest Tucker, Viola Berwick,  Carolyn Brenner, Paula Francis, Robert Scogin, Jack Callahan, Robert Falls, Bill Mowry
produced and directed by
Yuri Rasovsky
co-producer Michelle M Faith
original music by
Hans Wurman
engineers
Mike Minuskin, Barry Radman

Although both Harte's popularity and critical admiration for his work have declined since his death, "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" (1869) remains an important piece of American literature and one of the best tales of the rough-and-tumble days of the California Gold Rush In his use of the Western setting and local color, Harte proved to be a model for other authors, including Mark Twain, whose career he helped launch. Indeed, the familiarity of many of Harte's characterizations the quick-witted gambler or the prostitute with a heart of gold attest to the durability of his impact on popular culture.

This radio dramatization was first broadcast in 1978.

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