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Bearcats (CBS 1971, Rod Taylor, Dennis Cole)

Bearcats

Period action adventure series Bearcats told of the exploits of Hank Brackett and Johnny Reach who in 1914 travelled around the American Southwest in their Stutz Bearcat helping people with their problems. The twist in the show was that their fee was a blank check filled in by the pair (pretty honestly too) after they had completed the job in hand.

The pilot was called Powder Keg. The pilot made use of a real stutz bearcat but the series made do with two purpose built copies.

production details
USA / CBS-Filmways / 13x60m-e 1x90m-e / Broadcast 16 September – 30 December 1971 / Thursday 8.00pm

Creator/Executive Producer: Douglas Heyes / Producers: David Friedkin, Morton Fine

cast
ROD TAYLOR as Hank Brackett
DENNIS COLE as Johnny Reach

THE EPISODES
PILOT 16 April 1971
POWDERKEG (16 Apr 1971)

THE SERIES 16 September – 30 December 1971
1. THE DEVIL WEARS ARMOR (16 Sep 1971)
2. GROUND LOOP AT SPANISH WELLS (23 Sep 1971)
3. DOS GRINGOS (30 Sep 1971)
4. THE FEATHERED SERPENT (7 Oct 1971)
5. HOSTAGES (14 Oct 1971)
6. CONQUEROR’S GOLD (28 Oct 1971)
7. BLOOD KNOT (4 Nov 1971)
8. ASSAULT ON SAN SABA (11 Nov 1971)
9. BITTER FLATS (18 Nov 1971)
10. TIGER! TIGER! (25 Nov 1971)
11. THE BIG GUNS (2 Dec 1971)
12. THE RETURN OF ESTABAN (23 Dec 1971)
13. MAN IN A CAGE (30 Dec 1971)