[Announcer] "As the early morning
bugle call of covered wagon trains fade away
among the echoes, another true DEATH VALLEY DAYS
is presented by the famous
Borax family of products-20 Mule Team Borax and
Boraxo. Well, old Ranger, what's your story
"Howdy Folks, I am the Old Ranger with a new and
exciting yarn. True, mind you, about the
historic Death Valley country."
Stanley Andrews, the host of the TV series from 1952 through
1964, was the last person to play the role of "The Old Ranger." Early in his career,
Andrews was the voice of Daddy Warbucks on "Little Orphan
Annie" radio program.
In syndication, the program's
episodes were given alternate titles and hosts: FRONTIER ADVENTURE
(Dale Robertson), THE PIONEERS (Will Rogers, Jr.), TRAILS WEST (Ray Milland), WESTERN STAR THEATRE (Rory Calhoun) and CALL OF THE WEST
[Alternate opening] "Stories of the Old West, stories of hardship
and adventure, of dreams and courage; stories of the American
pioneer are all a part of our past, our heritage."
Death Valley, set aside as a National monument, is 276 feet below
sea level and stretches about 140 miles through California into
Both Radio and TV series were sponsored by Boraxo Company, makers of "Twenty Mule Team Boraxo".
The series haunting opening bugle call was composed by Josef Bonime
Death Valley was the honeymoon site
of Gomez (John Astin) and Morticia (Carolyn Jones) from the bizarre
sitcom THE ADDAMS FAMILY/ABC/1964-66.
See also -
Obituaries: Stanley Andrews: