All-American Boy, The

The youthful actor Dick Jones was given the title of the “All American Boy” when he appeared on the western adventure THE RANGE RIDER/SYN/1951-52 in the role of Dick West, the teenage sidekick of the frontier crime fighter, Range Rider (Jock Mahoney).


Astride their trusty steeds Rawhide and Lucky (Dick’s horse), the Range Rider and Dick West roamed the Southwest of the 1800’s maintaining law and order.

Singers: “Home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play.”
Announcer: “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.” – Opening Narration

Dick West was an expert rider and gunshot. He could do trick shots from his saddle as he galloped down the trail and could even slide under his horse while it was in mid-stride and get off a quick shot that was sure to hit the bullseye.



Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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