Range Rider







The Range Rider Television Series ran for three years from 1951-1952.
Set in the Old West....it was about a gunman (Jock Mahoney) and his young sidekick (Dickie Jones) who travel through the country side aiding those that are in need.

The character had no name other than.... Range Rider.
His reputation for fighting ability, fairness,and accuracy with his 6 shooters was known to one and all.

Mahoney towered over Jones, cementing  the idea that Dick West was a youth, rather than a full grown adult.

                                                     Jock Mahoney ............ Range Rider
                                                     Dick Jones ............... Dick West
                                                     Range Rider's Horse ... Rawhide
                                                     Dick West's Horse ....... Lucky

The song "Home on the Range" is playing....... "Home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play" and just then......
The Voice Over Announcer Cuts In!
 "And who could be more at home on the range than "THE RANGE RIDER" with his thrilling adventures of the great outdoors; his exciting experiences rivaling those of Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Buffalo Bill, and other pioneers of this wonderful country of ours ............................ and Dick West, All-American Boy."

Jock Mahoney was a 6 foot 4 inches tall mountain of muscle and did his own stunts.
During his time filming Range Rider, Jock married actress Maggie Field who was divorced with one daughter. Maggie's daughter's name was Sally Field who later went on to become quite the actress in her own right.

Jock Mahoney.....later starred in CBS's ...................................."Yancy Derringer"
                                                                                                         1958-1959

Dick Jones...........later was the star of the syndicated series..... "Buffalo Bill Jr."
                                                                                                        1955-1956