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Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952. Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal, to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.



The series was produced by Screen Gems and directed by Stacy Keach, Sr., and was sponsored for part of its run by Wheaties.



Captain Manuel T. “Lone Wolf” Gonzaullas, a Ranger for 30 years and who was said to have killed 31 men during his career, served as consultant for the series.



This show was one of the more successful radio shows of the early

1950′s, airing for 3 years. Directed by Stacey Keach, Sr., TALES

OF THE TEXAS RANGERS broadcast coast-to-coast every Sunday on NBC.

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Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952. Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal, to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.



The series was produced by Screen Gems and directed by Stacy Keach, Sr., and was sponsored for part of its run by Wheaties.



Captain Manuel T. “Lone Wolf” Gonzaullas, a Ranger for 30 years and who was said to have killed 31 men during his career, served as consultant for the series.



This show was one of the more successful radio shows of the early

1950′s, airing for 3 years. Directed by Stacey Keach, Sr., TALES

OF THE TEXAS RANGERS broadcast coast-to-coast every Sunday on NBC.

    Uncertain Death - Tales of the Texas Rangers (04-13-52)

    Uncertain Death - Tales of the Texas Rangers (04-13-52)

    When two men witness a shooting, they call the sheriff to report what they saw. Original Air Date: April 13, 1952 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Tales of the Texas Rangers Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)   Stars: • Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests: • Tony Barrett • Harry Lang • Howard McNear • […]

    • 31 min
    Troop Train - Tales of the Texas Rangers (04-06-52)

    Troop Train - Tales of the Texas Rangers (04-06-52)

    A soldier deserts from the Army, kills his fellow deserter, and finds himself accused of beating up an old rancher. Original Air Date: April 06, 1952 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Tales of the Texas Rangers Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)   Stars: • Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests: • Tony Barrett • Peter […]

    • 31 min
    Nighthawk - Tales of the Texas Rangers (03-30-52)

    Nighthawk - Tales of the Texas Rangers (03-30-52)

    A man kills a girl's date in Lover's Lane, and she refuses to identify the killer! Original Air Date: March 30, 1952 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Tales of the Texas Rangers Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)   Stars: • Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests: • Tony Barrett • Bert Holland • Betty Moran […]

    • 31 min
    Prelude To Felony - Tales of the Texas Rangers (03-16-52)

    Prelude To Felony - Tales of the Texas Rangers (03-16-52)

    A young girl steals her own father's cattle and frames a neighboring rancher for the crime. Original Air Date: March 16, 1952 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Tales of the Texas Rangers Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)   Stars: • Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests: • Colleen Collins • Ed Begley • Miriam Kruschen […]

    • 33 min
    Dream Farm - Tales of the Texas Rangers (03-09-52)

    Dream Farm - Tales of the Texas Rangers (03-09-52)

    An Iowa farm family stops in Texas to help a stranger, who then kills the man and woman and wounds their twelve-year-old boy. Original Air Date: March 09, 1952 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Tales of the Texas Rangers Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)   Stars: • Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests: • Dick […]

    • 33 min
    The Ice Man - Tales of the Texas Rangers (03-02-52)

    The Ice Man - Tales of the Texas Rangers (03-02-52)

    A strange burglar, who eats before he robs and who wields a mean ice pick, is finally tracked down by the Rangers. Original Air Date: March 02, 1952 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Tales of the Texas Rangers Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)   Stars: • Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests: • Tony Barrett […]

    • 33 min

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