The Hatchet

Narrated by: Joel McCrea
Length: 29 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Western film star Joel McCrea portrayed Ranger Jace Pearson in NBC's Tales of the Texas Rangers, covering "more than 260,000 square miles" of modern-day frontier with "50 men who make up the most famous and oldest law enforcement body in North America". Their job was to solve major crimes, using old-fashioned tracking techniques and psychological analysis. Tales of the Texas Rangers was broadcast from 1950 through 1952, and was later revived on television.

This episode originally aired on February 11, 1951.

Round 'em up: listen to more Tales of the Texas Rangers.
©2006 Radio Spirits Inc. (P)2006 Radio Spirits Inc.

Critic Reviews

" Tales of the Texas Rangers was another excellent western." (Jon David Swartz and Robert C. Reinehr, Handbook of Old-Time Radio)

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super!!

I love listening to nostalgia radio & hope they continue to add more this was a great episode with a terrific twist .

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And exciting listen

This was an exciting lesson; their narrator who are excellent job drawing me the Lissner into the store and it made me want to listen even harder. Makes me eagerly look forward to the next episode!