The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
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Two impoverished men fight back when a millionaire tries to humiliate them.


Don Medford




Episode credited cast:
William Shatner ... Eric Tegman
Robert Brown ... John Michael Reardon
Geraldine Brooks ... Ruth Corbett
Frank Overton ... Dan Corbett
Joan Staley ... Kathy Quire
Oscar Beregi Jr. ... Sam Barnable
Lee Van Cleef ... Salty
Jerry Hausner ... Mr. Kilby
John Newton John Newton ... Assistant Director
Charles Seel ... Precinct Worker
Valentin de Vargas ... First Ranch Hand
David Renard ... Second Ranch Hand
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Taylor ... Himself - Guest Host


Two impoverished men fight back when a millionaire tries to humiliate them.

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Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

12 March 1963 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Four Star Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Colossus, a story about the American dream.
26 January 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

It takes place during the great depression, in the old West. Two pals in their thirties - Shatner and Brown - who are nearly penniless except an old barn, are invited by their wealthy neighbour, in his ranch, among his vast estate, so vast that they finally find the huge mansion at night. I guess COLOSSUS title was inspired by Georges Stevens' GIANT. It takes place in Texas too, speaking of immigrants dreaming of the American dream, among endless acres everywhere the sight may reach. The neighbour is a nasty and arrogant character who proposes to humiliate the two pals on the irrigation and cattle matters because he is a wealthy man, a billionaire SOB. This story could easily have been made for the big screen or for a soap opera TV show in the line of DALLAS. In short, the typical American story topic, where the message is to work hard and harder to realize one's dream. Look out for Lee Van Cleef as one of the baron's henchmen, a heavy character, as you can guess. And also don't miss the long, long fist fight at the end, between Shatner and the boss rancher, a fight maybe longer than the one in Andy McLaglen's MCLINTOCK.

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