Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Tales Of The Texas Rangers" - The Hatchet (Aired February 11, 1951)
Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the 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. 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. The series was adapted for television from 1955 to 1957.
February 11, 1951. NBC network. "The Hatchet"
. Sustaining. Based on events of May 16, 1941. The murder of a high school teacher leads Ranger Jace Pearson to a cattle water tank and the murder weapon at the bottom of it. Gerald Mohr, Hal Gibney (announcer), Joe Dubov, Joel McCrea, Michael Ann Barrett, Parley Baer, Sam Edwards, Stacy Keach (producer, director), Tommy Cook, Tony Barrett. 30:48. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.