Classic Westerns

Powderkeg (1970)

Director: Douglas Heyes
Actors: Rod Taylor, Dennis Cole, Michael Ansara, Luciana Paluzzi
Runtime: 93 min.

Two soldiers of fortune in the American southwest of the early 20th century tool around the country in a Stutts-Bearcat luxury auto selling their services to affluent clients in return for a blank check, with the fee for services to be determined upon completion of the job.

Trivia: This TV movie was the pilot for the short-lived TV series Bearcats, but it was cancelled mid-season due to competition from the Western Alias Smith & Jones. This was the last time two network Western TV shows competed in the same time slot on US primetime television. Shot on location in Tucson AZ and Santa Fe, NM.