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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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    • 4.4 • 57 Ratings

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.

    The Dead Give Away – Tales of the Texas Rangers (12-02-51)

    The Dead Give Away – Tales of the Texas Rangers (12-02-51)

    The Dead Give Away Original Air Date: December 02, 1951 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 Lurene Tuttle Mike Barrett Hal March Paul Frees Writer: Russell Hughes Producer: Stacy Keach

    • 31 min
    The Blow Off – Tales of the Texas Rangers (11-25-51)

    The Blow Off – Tales of the Texas Rangers (11-25-51)

    The Blow Off Original Air Date: November 25, 1951 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 Eddie Marr Gerald Mohr Betty Lou Gerson Ed Begley Jeanette Nolan Writer: Russell Hughes Producer: Stacy Keach

    • 31 min
    Wild Crop – Tales of the Texas Rangers (11-18-51)

    Wild Crop – Tales of the Texas Rangers (11-18-51)

    Wild Crop Original Air Date: November 18, 1951 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 Sam Edwards Barney Phillips Parley Baer Mike Barrett Writer: Russell Hughes Producer: Stacy Keach

    • 31 min
    Open And Shut – Tales of the Texas Rangers (11-11-51)

    Open And Shut – Tales of the Texas Rangers (11-11-51)

    Open And Shut Original Air Date: November 11, 1951 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 Joan Banks Francis X Bushman Parley Baer Vivi Janiss Writer: Russell Hughes Producer: Stacy Keach

    • 31 min
    Helping Hand – Tales of the Texas Rangers (11-04-51)

    Helping Hand – Tales of the Texas Rangers (11-04-51)

    Helping Hand Original Air Date: November 04, 1951 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 Herb Vigran Lou Krugman William Conrad Ken Christy Lillian Buyeff Writer: Russell Hughes Producer: Stacy Keach

    • 31 min
    The White Elephant – Tales of the Texas Rangers (10-28-51)

    The White Elephant – Tales of the Texas Rangers (10-28-51)

    The White Elephant Original Air Date: October 28, 1951 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 Paul McVeigh Lou Krugman Jeff Corey Byron Kane Bob Bruce Jeanette Nolan Writer: Russell Hughes Producer: Stacy Keach

    • 31 min

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4.4 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

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Great Find

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