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Death Valley Days 

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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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Stanley Andrews ...  Old Ranger / ... 296 episodes, 1952-1964
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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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Western

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Official Sites:

Borax Inc [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Call of the West See more »

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Runtime:

(532 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The music score in the first four seasons was the same score used on The Living Bible (1952). Coincidentally enough, Stanley Andrews appeared in the debut episode of that series as well. See more »

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The social norms and attitudes expressed during the series often did not match those of its 1850 to early 1870s settings. Most of the values expressed were those of its 1950s and 1960s filming period. See more »

Alternate Versions

Episodes were syndicated under four different titles: "The Pioneers," "Trails West," "Western Star Theater" and "Call of the West." See more »

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Early, black-&-white episodes are the best
17 January 2001 | by pt100See all my reviews

In the early 50s, this show had some wonderful episodes. I believe most of the early episodes, in black & white, were based on true stories. Later, they included more 'legends' and the show eventually was produced in color. I quit watching it during its later years, when color came in, Ronald Reagan was the host, and the stories got flimsier -- although in some of these later stories you can see some young actors who later went on to become Hollywood stars. My favorite host was the original 'Old Ranger'.


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