Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Tales Of The Texas Rangers" - Dead Or Alive (09-09-50)
Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Tales Of The Texas Rangers" - Dead Or Alive (Aired September 9, 1950)
The radio series used contemporary cases and modern detective methods to solve crimes; it was a procedural drama, in many ways Dragnet with a Western flavor. The TV show was aimed at kids (and aired on Saturday mornings) and was more of a traditional Western (with chases and shoot-outs). The TV series did both modern cases and cases set in the "Old West." With new cases using a car with horse float to get the rangers to their destinations it always made sure that the use of horses was only a step away. With older themes they would always ride into town on the horses to mete out their justice, they wore differing ranger attire for new and old scenes, also their weaponry was totally different.
September 9, 1950. NBC network. "Dead Or Alive"
. Sustaining. Based on the events of April 16, 1947. The Texas City/Galveston disaster is the backdrop for a plan to have a wanted man switch identities with an unidentified corpse. Joel McCrea, Stacy Keach (producer, director), Hal Gibney (announcer). 30:22. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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