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Tales Of The Texas Rangers

(4,75 Sterne; 98 Bewertungen)

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 and directed by Stacy Keach, Sr., and was sponsored for part of its run by Wheaties.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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Chapters

Just a Number (audition)

28:48

The White Elephant

30:23

Apache Peak

30:29

The Trigger Men

30:12

Quick Silver

29:47

The Broken Spur

29:53

Fool's Gold

30:21

The Open Range

30:14

Play for Keeps

30:08

Dead or Alive

29:56

Candy Man

29:58

Open and Shut

30:13

Clean Up

29:57

Living Death

29:21

Dead Give-Away

29:46

Soft Touch

29:59

The White Suit

29:59

Blood Relative

29:12

Hanging by a Thread

29:46

Room 114

29:47

The Lucky Dollar

29:56

The Cactus Pear

29:57

Christmas Present

30:00

The Devil's Share

29:26

Deadhead Freight

29:41

Dead in the Cards

29:48

Blood Harvest

29:51

Loggers Larceny

29:54

The Hatchet

29:57

Sweet Harvest

25:51

TheTrap

30:17

Blind Justice

29:45

Death By Adoption

29:46

Beakdown

30:04

Pressure

30:11

Bad Blood

29:58

Conspiracy

30:15

Canned Death

29:56

No Living Witnesses

29:46

Paid In Full

29:09

Square Dance

29:30

Joy Ride

28:52

Death Shaft

29:53

Wheel Chair Killings

29:32

Play For Keeps

28:57

Fugitive Trail

29:31

The White Elephant

29:29

Helping Hand

29:54

Open And Shut

29:15

Wild Crop

29:50

Blow Off

29:21

Dead Give Away

29:44

Death Plant

58:27

Pick-Up

58:35

Christmas Payoff

30:03

Killer's Crop

29:58

Birds Of A Feather

30:06

Clip Job

29:29

Blood Trail

29:08

Night Chase

29:07

The Rub Out

28:52

The Hitch-Hiker

28:51

Cold Blood

28:04

Bright Boy

29:23

Ice Man

28:57

Dream Farm

29:04

Prelude To Felony

30:02

Night Hawk

29:09

Troop Train

29:03

Uncertain Death

30:02

Illusion

29:59

Address Uknown

29:46

Little Sister

29:55

Unleashed Fury

29:58

Smart Kill

29:50

Jailbird

29:55

Sellout

30:06

Illegal Entry

29:56

Travesty

28:50

Knock-Out

29:22

Ex-Con

29:18

The Boomerang

29:19

Finger Man

29:20

Round Trip

29:24

Stick-Up

22:58

Double Edge

30:13

Last Stop

25:34

Cover-Up

30:18

Three Victims

30:12

Misplaced Person

28:34

Alibi

29:37

Drive-In (last Show)

29:32

Bewertungen

One of the best

(5 Sterne)

Ranks up there with 21st precinct, Gunsmoke, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, The Six Shooter, and Philip Marlowe Great scripts, production, background audio, and actors.

Anthrax?

(5 Sterne)

This is one of my favorite OTR shows. I have probably listened to each one two or three times. To those of you out there who are also fans of Tales of the Texas Rangers, can any of you remember which show talked about cattle who were infected with anthrax? I suppose if I had hours and hours to research it, I could find it myself, but if anyone out there already knows, I would love to share that particular episode with a friend.

Great show

(5 Sterne)

One of my favorites. Could hold it's own with todays C.S.I.'s. Good acting, Good casts, and stories. Holds your attention. Wish their were more like it!

Surprisingly good show

(4 Sterne)

Downloaded a couple of episodes of this show. Writing is consistently good, apparently based on real cases and using the science of the day. Main draw of course is movie star Joel McCrea but the other actors are as good or better. I'd be interested in knowing what latter-day Hispanics think of the Mexican character in the 'The Hitch-Hiker' episode. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_the_Texas_Rangers

Tales of the Texas Rangers

(5 Sterne)

Oh yes....CSI comparisons....come on folks, these are years apart. Guess you are not old enough to remember the good ol days. Yep, today is good but years ago was simple. Enjoy what you have now. Who knows how long it will last. KR

tales of the Texas rangers

(5 Sterne)

Great dramatization and content

just wonderful

(5 Sterne)

I love these shows, and not just because I'm originally from Texas. The quality of the story-telling, acting, and especially the astonishingly subtle and realistic sound-effects, make these real gems. One thing I appreciate is that they are for adults, not children, and so involve grown-up themes -- bad marriages, business deals gone sour, corruption, addiction, poverty, prejudice. They've been a really satisfying discovery for me as a listener. Certain recurring elements consistently amuse and delight me: the rising inflection when the announcer declares that "the events are a matter of record!"; the way so many episodes turn on analysis of forensic evidence by the Rangers' crack scientists back in Austin; how almost every case ultimately requires Jace to pursue the villain on horseback, so it's lucky that he just happens to have brought along good old Charcoal in a horse-trailer; and the fact that almost every character speaks with what sounds at least something like a Texas accent, except for the Texas Ranger himself, who sounds as if he might have ridden in from Connecticut. A truly outstanding, thoroughly enjoyable series.

Old Radio Shows

(5 Sterne)

When I lived in Japan 30 years ago, I used to listen to old radio shows on the Far East Network - I looked forward to them every Sunday night. When I moved to Los Angeles, I found two episodes broadcast each night at 9PM and repeated again at 2AM. I love all old time radio programs because they allow you to use your imagination for all of the "visuals." Tales of the Texas Rangers is an especially good program because of its authenticity. And, were such sentences still handed out for crimes today, it would be more of a deterrant. I've listened to every episode, multiple times, of Night Beat, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Gunsmoke, The Great Gildersleeve and Tales of the Texas Rangers among others. In fact, I gave away my TV years ago and do not miss it at all.