Cannon (1971)

Cannon is a CBS detective television series produced by Quinn Martin which aired from March 26, 1971 to March 3, 1976. The primary protagonist is the title character, private detective Frank Cannon, played by William Conrad. He also appeared on two episodes of Barnaby Jones. Cannon is the first Quinn Martin-produced series to be aired on a network other than ABC. A "revival" television film, The Return of Frank Cannon, was aired on November 1, 1980. In total, there were 124 episodes.

  • Edward Hume
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5
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  • Release Date: 1971-09-14
  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 60
Season 1 Episode List
  • Salinas Jackpot

    Episode 1 - Salinas Jackpot

    Release Date: 1971-09-14

    Tom Skerritt plays Dude Donaldson: dressed as rodeo clowns, he and an accomplice rob a rodeo (rather brutally, killing half-a-dozen people). Cannon is summoned to figure out what's going on, after authorites spend 6 weeks and come up with nothing. There's a home movie taken at the time of the robbery, in the vicinity of the buliding... Cannon and the others watch this film over and over, like the Zapruder film, and eventually it dawns on Cannon that the clowns may be involved. He tracks a clown suit to a Texan who died in Vietnam the previous winter... the man's widow (Sharon Acker) is less than forthcoming... though her young son (Vincent Van Patten) gives Cannon some leads... Skerritt took the suit from the widow's barn and used it in the robbery. Skerritt goes to Acker's house and threatens her and her son against saying anything to Cannon...Cannon senses what's going on, and after almost being snipered by Skerritt...finally subdues him with a bear hug.

  • Death Chain

    Episode 2 - Death Chain

    Release Date: 1971-09-21

    If it isn't one thing, it's another: a bank manager's mistress is killed, and Cannon finds that's not the end of it.

  • Call Unicorn

    Episode 3 - Call Unicorn

    Release Date: 1971-09-28

    Unexpected overhead in the trucking business as costly loads are hijacked, and private detectives murdered.

  • Country Blues

    Episode 4 - Country Blues

    Release Date: 1971-10-05

    A wry tale with a twang and a twist: was the country singer's plane crash accidental or not?

  • Scream of Silence

    Episode 5 - Scream of Silence

    Release Date: 1971-10-12

    The son of a gubernatorial candidate is kidnapped.

  • Fool's Gold

    Episode 6 - Fool's Gold

    Release Date: 1971-10-19

    A deceptive premise: small town citizens harbor a thief on the promise of a cut.

  • The Girl in the Electric Coffin

    Episode 7 - The Girl in the Electric Coffin

    Release Date: 1971-10-26

    The latest thing is a runaway on the lam.

  • Dead Pigeon

    Episode 8 - Dead Pigeon

    Release Date: 1971-11-09

    A perfect frame for a cop.

  • A Lonely Place to Die

    Episode 9 - A Lonely Place to Die

    Release Date: 1971-11-16

    A murder is witnessed, but the body disappears.

  • No Pockets in a Shroud

    Episode 10 - No Pockets in a Shroud

    Release Date: 1971-11-23

    A newly-discovered heir comes home, and finds you can't get blood from a stone, and you can't take it with you.

  • Stone Cold Dead

    Episode 11 - Stone Cold Dead

    Release Date: 1971-11-30

    A closed case gets reopened and leads to further consequences.

  • Death Is a Double Cross

    Episode 12 - Death Is a Double Cross

    Release Date: 1971-12-07

    A bridegroom's father-in-law suspects him.

  • The Nowhere Man

    Episode 13 - The Nowhere Man

    Release Date: 1971-12-14

    Should the weapons manufacturer be judged by its bookeeper?

  • Flight Plan

    Episode 14 - Flight Plan

    Release Date: 1971-12-28

    Cannon helps a supposed political refugee.

  • Devil's Playground

    Episode 15 - Devil's Playground

    Release Date: 1972-01-04

    A policeman injured in a payroll robbery asks Cannon for help.

  • Treasure of San Ignacio

    Episode 16 - Treasure of San Ignacio

    Release Date: 1972-01-11

    A bad day at the track leaves a race car driver with a taste for vengeance.

  • Blood On the Vine

    Episode 17 - Blood On the Vine

    Release Date: 1972-01-18

    Mike Tampa owns a vineyard in northern California... his land alone is worth $2 million, but he loves wine-making and is not considering selling. His father started the vineyards, handed them down to him, and he hopes that his son Johnny Tampa will be the third generation. Mike Tampa, however, has been the victim of three murder attempts—in the last one, his brakes were tampered with, and he barely survived when he took his car down a mountain road. At this point, his secretary calls on Cannon—secretly, because the stubborn Mike has refused to do anything. Cannon is brought in to investigate. We learn that Johnny Tampa had only been re-united with Mike two years ago... after not having seen him for 20 years (Mike and his wife went through a bitter divorce 22 years prior and she took their son down to San Francisco). Cannon suspects that Johnny may be pulling a con and that he is not really Mike's son. The winery accountant says that they had Johnny checked out by a PI down in SF n

  • To Kill a Guinea Pig

    Episode 18 - To Kill a Guinea Pig

    Release Date: 1972-02-01

    Prison doctor and experimental pressures.

  • The Island Caper

    Episode 19 - The Island Caper

    Release Date: 1972-02-08

    An ex-con is blackmailed into crime.

  • A Deadly Quiet Town

    Episode 20 - A Deadly Quiet Town

    Release Date: 1972-02-15

    Larry Bolinger, a charismatic young man, cons the youth of a quiet town into his cult.

  • A Flight of Hawks

    Episode 21 - A Flight of Hawks

    Release Date: 1972-02-22

    A pilot's apparent suicide leads to plans for a military putsch by a predatory flock.

  • The Torch

    Episode 22 - The Torch

    Release Date: 1972-02-29

    Heat and light: a textile manufacturer is suspected of arson and murder in the death of his wife and the destruction of his factory.

  • Cain's Mark

    Episode 23 - Cain's Mark

    Release Date: 1972-03-07

    Murder will out; an under-the-counter arms merchant is unmasked.

  • Murder By Moonlight

    Episode 24 - Murder By Moonlight

    Release Date: 1972-03-14

    A young prisoner is forced to do the bidding of a gang boss.


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