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Death Valley Days 

Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, California. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product formerly mined in Death Valley.

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Western stories and legends based, and filmed, in and around Death Valley, California. One of the longest-running Western series, originating on radio in the 1930s. The continuing sponsor was "20 Mule Team" Borax, a product formerly mined in Death Valley.

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6 March 1952 (USA)  »

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Call of the West  »

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The music score in the first four seasons was the same score used in the television series The Living Bible (1952). Coincidentally enough, Stanley Andrews played in the debut episode of that series as well, which also came out the same year as this series. See more »

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The majority of the weapons shown in the series are not time appropriate. Most were models which came into existence from late 1870s and afterward well after the major wagon trains heading west had long since ended. See more »

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1950's Black and White.
15 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

In Western Canada,when I was about 7 or 8,we used to see it on Saturday or Sunday afternoon,when television was fairly new in the North and not everybody had one.But my dad had a good job with the Telephone Company,so we always seemed to have the latest electrical gadgets.

Westerns,in 1958 were going strong but I especially remember and liked the haunting bugle call,the particular black and white reception,and our television itself,with the genuine Borax 20 Mule Team model carefully placed on top of it.I think the Stanley Andrews era was the best,because the actors were a product of post WW2,and the scenes were of a completely natural western landscape,especially the striking area itself,in which it was indeed filmed.I didn't see the later episodes because we moved but in the 60's the world did modernized pretty fast and the old western towns and people,and war heroes,were becoming only a memory.

I hope they roll out the episodes soon so I can build my own 20 Mule Team and get back to some real western television.


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