|Tales of the
This was the story of the Texas Rangers, as
told in a variety of historical settings from
the 19th and 20th centuries covering 120 years.
Whatever the era, the Texas Rangers used the
most modern crime detection techniques available
at the time to track down their suspects.
Representing the Rangers in each episode were:
- Willard Parker as Ranger Jace Pearson
- Harry Lauter as Ranger Clayton Morgan
Listen to Theme Song
Theme Song Lyrics
Hail the stalwart man of Texas
Jace Pearson is his name
His partner Clay is right beside him
Each day has proved their fame
They're Ranger's sworn to duty
Their work is never through
They fight and fight for justice
To enforce the law for you.
TRIVIA NOTE: The series originally aired on
NBC radio from 1950-1952. It
starred Joel McCrea as Ranger Jace Pearson who
used the latest scientific techniques to
identify the criminals. He rode a horse named
Charcoal. Hal Gibney narrated the opening
"The National Broadcasting Company presents
Joel McCrae in 'Tales of the Texas Rangers'.
Tonight transcribed from Hollywood another
authentic reenactment of a case from the files
of the Texas Rangers. 'Tales of the Texas Rangers'
starring Joel McCrae as Ranger Jace Pearson.
Texas more than 260,000 square miles. And 50 men
who make up the most famous and oldest law
enforcement body in North America. Now from the
files of the Texas Rangers come these stories
based on facts. Only names, dates and places are
fictitious for obvious reasons. The events
themselves are a matter of record."
Obituaries: Willard Parker: 12/04/1996; Harry
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