Death Valley Days
1 9 5 2 - 1 9 7 5 (USA)
558 x 30 minute episodes
This long running (23 years!) anthology drama series depicted incidents in the lives of pioneer Westerners in California and Nevada in the 1880s.
Originally a radio serial that started in 1930 and was sponsored by Twenty Mule Team Borax, the series was hosted on television by Stanley Andrews (1952 - 64), future US President Ronald Reagan (1964 - 67), Robert Taylor (1967 - 69), Dale Robertson (1969 - 72), and Merle Haggard (1975).
Production standards were modest, although location filming in Death Valley gave the series a certain big-sky, wide open spaces grandeur.
Also known as Call Of The West and Western Star Theatre during its numerous US re-runs.
Ronald Reagan (1)
Robert Taylor (2)
Dale Robertson (3)
Merle Haggard (4)