Tales of the Texas Rangers | OTRWesterns.com

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By: Andrew Rhynes

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...

Candy Man - Tales of the Texas Rangers (09-16-50)
#11
06/12/2024

Original Air Date: September 16, 1950
Host: Andrew Rhynes
Show: Tales of the Texas Rangers
Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

Star:
• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)

Special Guests:
• Tony Barrett
• Frank Martin
• Reed Hadley
• Wilms Herbert
• Dick Ryan
• Lurene Tuttle

Writer:
• Russell Hughes

Producer:
• Stacy Keach

Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kK


Dead Or Alive - Tales of the Texas Rangers (09-09-50)
#10
06/05/2024

Original Air Date: September 09, 1950
Host: Andrew Rhynes
Show: Tales of the Texas Rangers
Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

Star:

Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)
Writer: Russell Hughes
Producer: Stacy Keach

Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kK


Play For Keeps - Tales of the Texas Rangers (09-02-50)
#9
05/29/2024

Original Air Date: September 02, 1950
Host: Andrew Rhynes
Show: Tales of the Texas Rangers
Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

Star:

Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)

Special Guests:

Paul Dubov Jeanne Bates Joseph Kearns Lynn Allen Don Diamond Howard Culver Lillian Buyeff

Writer:

Russell Hughes

Producer:

Stacy Keach

Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kK


The Open Range - Tales of the Texas Rangers (08-26-50)
#8
05/22/2024

Original Air Date: August 26, 1950
Host: Andrew Rhynes
Show: Tales of the Texas Rangers
Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

Star:

Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)

Special Guests:

Tony Barrett Tom Tully Bert Holland Joe Deval Byron Kane Paul Dubov

Writer:

Russell Hughes

Producer:

Stacy Keach

Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kK


Fools Gold - Tales of the Texas Rangers (08-19-50)
#7
05/15/2024

Original Air Date: August 19, 1950
Host: Andrew Rhynes
Show: Tales of the Texas Rangers
Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

Star:

Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)
Special Guests: Tony Barrett Hy Averback Paul Frees Herb Butterfield David Ellis Lillian Buyeff
Writer: Russell Hughes
Producer: Stacy Keach

Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kK


The Broken Spur - Tales of the Texas Rangers (08-12-50)
#6
05/08/2024

Original Air Date: August 12, 1950
Host: Andrew Rhynes
Show: Tales of the Texas Rangers
Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

Star:
• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)

Adaptation:
• David Bruce

Writer:
• Russell Hughes

Producer:
• Stacy Keach

Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kK


Quick Silver - Tales of the Texas Rangers (08-05-50)
#5
05/01/2024

Original Air Date: August 05, 1950
Host: Andrew Rhynes
Show: Tales of the Texas Rangers
Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

Star:
• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)
Special Guests:
• Tony Barrett
• D.J. Thompson
• Byron Kane
• Lou Krugman
• Russell Simpson
Writer:
• Russell Hughes
Producer:
• Stacy Keach

Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kK


The Trigger Man - Tales of the Texas Rangers (07-29-50)
#4
04/24/2024

Original Air Date: July 29, 1950
Host: Andrew Rhynes
Show: Tales of the Texas Rangers
Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

Star:
• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)

Special Guests:
• Tony Barrett
• Tom McKee
• Tom Holland
• Jack Kruschen
• Byron Kane
• Jay Novello

Writer:
• Russell Hughes

Producer:
• Stacy Keach

Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kK


Apache Peak - Tales of the Texas Rangers (07-22-50)
#3
04/17/2024

Original Air Date: July 22, 1950
Host: Andrew Rhynes
Show: Tales of the Texas Rangers
Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

Star:
• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)

Special Guests:
• Tony Barrett
• Bill Johnstone
• Sam Edwards
• Paul Dubov
• Byron Kane
• Virginia Gregg

Writer:
• Russell Hughes

Producer:
• Stacy Keach

Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kK


The White Elephant - Tales of the Texas Rangers (10-28-51)
#24
04/10/2024

Original Air Date: October 28, 1951
Host: Andrew Rhynes
Show: Tales of the Texas Rangers
Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739)

Star:
• 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

Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kK