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Tales Of The Texas Rangers with Joel McCrea on FrontierPlayhouse.mx
Tales of the Texas Rangers is a 20th century Western old-time radio and television drama which originally aired on NBC Radio from 1950 to 1952 and later on CBS Television from 1955 to 1958. Film star Joel McCrea voiced the radio version as the fictitious Texas Ranger Jace Pearson. His faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky"), helps Pearson to track down the culprits. The radio shows, some of which are available on the Internet via "FrontierPlayhouse.mx", are reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases. Tales of the Texas Rangers premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952. Jace 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.
On radio, Joel McCrea's Pearson often worked by request with a local sheriff's office or police department, but in the television version, Willard Parker assumed the role of Jayce Pearson and had a regular partner, Ranger Clay Morgan, who had been an occasional character on the radio show. Morgan was portrayed in the television version by Harry Lauter. William Boyett appeared five times on the television series, including the role of Wade Crowell in the 1955 premiere episode, "Ransom Flight."