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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Cade's County' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Cade's County':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

September 19, 1971: Homecoming
Season 1, episode 1
W: Jerry Ludwig, Eric Bercovici, Cliff Gould   D: Marvin Chomsky

With Darren McGavin (Courtney Vernon), Richard Anders (Larry Greer), Loretta Swit (Ginny Lomax), H.M. Wynant (Charlie Morrell), Jean Fowler (Marian Greer), Sandra Ego (Joanie Little Bird), Myron Healey (Police Lieutenant), Ralph James (Vic).
Glenn Ford stars in his first TV series as Sam Cade, modern-day sheriff in the Southwest. In the premiere, an assasin-for-hire -- an old boyhood pal of Cade's -- is hired to eliminate the sheriff before he can testify at a crime czar's trial.

September 26, 1971: Company Town
Season 1, episode 2
D: Robert Day

With Will Geer (Hurley Gaines), Pippa Scott (Jenny Gregg), Alan Vint (Jimmy John), Flora Plumb (Luanne), John McLiam, Lucille Benson.
Sam Cade's search for a man who jumped bail sends him into a small town where everyone's hand is against him.

October 3, 1971: Safe Deposit
Season 1, episode 3
W: Luther Davis   D: Reza Badiyi

With Martin Sheen (Freddie), Laraine Stephens (Allison Burton), James Callahan (Lewellyn Burton), Elaine Giftos (Eleanor Jameson), Geoffrey Lewis (Roederer), James B. Sikking (Harold Hopkins), Timothy Brown (Stan), Nora Marlowe (Miss Glaskill), Owen Bush (Rancher), Dennis Fimple (Phil).
In a finely executed robbery plan, Sam Cade is kidnapped and held hostage while a gang of young criminals take over the bank in Madrid.

October 10, 1971: Crisscross
Season 1, episode 4
W: Jack Turley, Charles Larson   D: Richard Donner

With James Gregory (Taylor Hargutt), Margaret Markov (Anita Dru), Rodolfo Acosta (Nacho Gutierrez), Linda Dangcil (Felice Sanchez), Timothy Scott (Travis Spencer), Richard Yniguez (Esteban Sanchez), Bert Santos (Carlos Sanchez), Sandra Ego (Joanie Little Bird), Simon Scott (Owen Rauth).
Cade's investigation of a barroom murder leads to one of Madrid County's most powerful ranchers, a second slaying and an international smuggling operation.

October 24, 1971: Violent Echo
Season 1, episode 5
W: Jim Byrnes, Cliff Gould   D: David Lowell Rich

With William Windom (Frank Leonard), Pat Harrington Jr. (Eddie Collins), John Calvin (Jody Roy Baker), John Anderson (Colonel Street), Barney Phillips, Gordon Jump, Ann Whitsett (Opal), Tony Perez (Dro Carrillo).
Cade sets out to prove the innocence of a man facing execution in 72 hours for the murder of his girlfriend eight years before. An attorney with political ambitions complicates Sam's efforts.

October 31, 1971: Gray Wolf
Season 1, episode 6
W: Charles Larson, Clyde Ware   D: Alf Kjellin

With Cameron Mitchell (John Gray Wolf), Jay Silverheels (Chief Wild Horse), Sharon Acker (Roseann Claybourne), James Luisi, Tom Nardini (Tom Running Man), John Savage (Frank Stubock), Douglas Kennedy.
Sam Cade tracks an escaped killer, John Gray Wolf, and his female hostage behind the "turquoise curtain", the sacred ground of the Indians which no white man is permitted to enter.

November 7, 1971: The Armageddon Contract
Season 1, episode 7
W: Stephen Kandel, Charles Larson   D: Paul Stanley

With William Shatner (Jack Pilgrim), Mariette Hartley (Frances Pilgrim), Norman Alden (Daniels), John Zaremba (Col. Shorthand), Sandra Ego (Joanie Little Bird), Eric Christmas (Ross), Lee J. Casey (Dnasso), Dan Ferrone (Floyd).
Sam Cade hunts a demolitions expert who is planning to destroy a nuclear missile base.

November 14, 1971: The Mustangers
Season 1, episode 8
W: Robert Malcolm Young, Cliff Gould   D: Irving J. Moore

With George Maharis (Deck Minty), Brenda Scott (Ilona Wallach), Gordon Jump (John Kilroy), Barney Phillips (Dr. Ganby), John Quade (Frank Mueller), Jack Starrett (Wilbur Bain), Charles Dierkop (Happy Tillotson), Brendon Boone (Kevin Wallach), Betty Ann Carr (Betty Ann Sundown), Julian Rivero (Papa Segovia).
Sam Cade poses as a drifter to collect evidence on a suspected murderer involved in the illegal capture and sale of wild horses.

November 21, 1971: Delegate At Large
Season 1, episode 9
W: Harold Medford, Charles Larson, Cliff Gould   D: Marvin Chomsky

With Dane Clark (Lt. John Gilford), L.Q. Jones (Grover Curtis), Lee Weaver (Ringwald), Burr DeBenning (Bob Curtis), Irene Tsu (Mimi Drake), Dub Taylor, Charlotte Stewart (Sheila Curtis), Richard Arlen.
Dep. Sheriff J.J. Jackson has mysteriously disappeared from a peace officer's convention in Los Angeles and Sam Cade's subsequent investigation leads to a robbery scheme. If Cade thwarts the robbery he could endanger his friend's life.

November 28, 1971: A Gun For Billy
Season 1, episode 10
W: Anthony Lawrence   D: Richard Donner

With David Doyle (Dr. Geis), Linda Cristal (Celia), Bobby Darin (Billy Dobbs), Warren Kemmerling (McCann), Leif Garrett (Gabriel), Richard Kelton (Paul Jeffries).
An escaped convict has delusions that he's Billy the Kid -- and that Sam Cade is Pat Garrett.

December 12, 1971: Requiem For Miss Madrid
Season 1, episode 11
W: Rick Husky, Charles Larson   D: Joseph Pevney

With John Payne (Clement Stark), Broderick Crawford (Wes Novak), Johnny Crawford (Billy Don Bucknell), Charles Knox Robinson (Dick Haskell), E.J. Peaker (Gerri Randell), Virginia Paris (Bernice Esposito), Jerry Daniels (Dr. Ramirez), Jimmy Lydon (Dane Hoffman).
Sam Cade searches for the killer of a local beauty queen with an unsavory past.

December 19, 1971: The Alien Land
Season 1, episode 12
W: Jackson Gillis, Charles Larson   D: Irving J. Moore

With Forrest Tucker (Ward Farrell), Heidi Vaughn (Heather), Al Alu (Munir), Fred Sadoff (Joe Bishara), Katherine Cannon (Christy), Sandra Ego (Joanie Little Bird), Betty Ann Carr (Irene), Mike Road (Jack Forbes).
Sam Cade's efforts on behalf of the son of an Arab diplomat, jailed on a charge of murder, are complicated by the father of the boy's girlfriend.

January 9, 1972: Shakedown
Season 1, episode 13
W: Warren Duff, Cliff Gould   D: Lee Madden

With Anthony Zerbe (Maury Benedict), Judy Carne (Judy), Milt Kamen (Al Stone), Lonny Chapman (Kettenbach), Barney Phillips (Dr. Ganby), Betty Ann Carr (Betty Ann Sundown), Richard Eastham (Rafaelson), John Gruber (Foyle).
When J.J. is critically wounded during the discovery of smuggled gold, Sam Cade goes undercover as a crooked insurance adjuster to get at the brains behind the operation.

January 16, 1972: One Small Acceptable Death
Season 1, episode 14
W: Michael Gleason   D: Irving J. Moore

With David Wayne (Harley), William Smithers (William Courtney), Michael Baseleon (Max Galt), Mike Road (District Attorney Forbes), S. John Launer, Sid Grossfield (Bryce Ackerman), James McCallion.
A wino has trouble convincing the district attorney that he saw his friend killed, until Cade begins an investigation.

January 23, 1972: The Brothers
Season 1, episode 15
W: Robert Malcolm Young   D: Alf Kjellin

With Edmond O'Brien (Clint Pritchard), Christopher Stone (Jess Pritchard), Cheryl Miller (Alana Meredith), Michael Pataki (Ward Cramer), Elliot Street (Johnny Cramer), Frank Maxwell (Walt Meredith), Betty Ann Carr (Betty Ann Sundown), Ted Gehring (Wiley Hughes).
Arlo is caught between his duty as a deputy sheriff and family loyalty when he suspects his spoiled brother is involved in the planning of a crime.

January 30, 1972: Slay Ride (1)
Season 1, episode 16
W: Rick Husky, Anthony Wilson   D: Robert Day

With Tony Bill (Willie Ball), Hunter Von Leer (Roger Boone), Harry Lauter (Ben Houghton), Mark Jenkins (George Traven), Sam Chew Jr. (Stephen Evans), Jill Banner (Melanie), Dehl Berti (David Aguilas), Leslie Parrish (Jana Gantry), Gerald S. O'Loughlin (Ed Kaproski), John Schuck (Luke Edwards), Anne Seymour (Judge Tanner).
A young Indian confesses to two murders, which Cade finds difficult to believe.

February 6, 1972: Slay Ride (2)
Season 1, episode 17
W: Rick Husky, Anthony Wilson   D: Robert Day

With Tony Bill (Willie Ball), Hunter Von Leer (Roger Boone), Harry Lauter (Ben Houghton), Mark Jenkins (George Traven), Sam Chew Jr. (Stephen Evans), Jill Banner (Melanie), Dehl Berti (David Aguilas), Leslie Parrish (Jana Gantry), Gerald S. O'Loughlin (Ed Kaproski), John Schuck (Luke Edwards), Anne Seymour (Judge Tanner).
Cade races time to prove Willie Ball, convicted of a double murder, is innocent before he can be extradited to Chicago to stand trial for a series of similar murders.

February 13, 1972: Dead Past
Season 1, episode 18
W: Alvin Boretz, Cliff Gould   D: Lee Madden

With Steve Ihnat (Jason Benedict), Simon Oakland (Roger Phillips), Bridget Hanley (Ellie Benedict), Ken Sansom (Randell Newcomb), Don Dubbins (Bryan), Woodrow Parfrey (Oliver See), William Wintersole, Jan Merlin (Rennie).
Two hired killers accidentally kill a scientist they are following at a bus depot on the outskirts of Madrid.

February 27, 1972: Inferno
Season 1, episode 19
D: Lee Philips

With Kathie Browne (Amanda), Jeanette Nolan (Olive Rand), Tracy Bogart (Beth), Scott Marlowe (Leo Rand), Lou Antonio (Frank Cameron), Shelly Novack (Earl Grimes), Bart La Rue (Paul Sawyer).
A series of seemingly meaningless acts of vandalism draws Cade into a feud between the matriarch of a department store chain and her son.

March 5, 1972: Ragged Edge
Season 1, episode 20
W: James Banning   D: George Marshall

With Kathryn Hays (Helen Derman), Russ Tamblyn (Brewster), Jack Carter (Bennie Mitchell), Harry Townes (Phil McGiver), Tom Falk (Grant), Troy Melton (Sims), Betty Ann Carr (Betty Ann Sundown), Robert F. Hoy (Sgt. Blaine), Suzanne Roth (Carole Jenks), Lorie Busk (Martha Derman).
Kidnappers utilize the sheriff's radio frequency to extort a bizarre ransom from an old friend of Sam Cade.

March 12, 1972: Jessie
Season 1, episode 21
D: Marvin Chomsky

With Bobby Sherman (Nick Braddock), Barbara Rush (Jessie Braddock), Bill Hayes (Jack Forbes), Kenneth Tobey, Harold J. Stone (Tom Braddock), Fredd Wayne (Mark Walters), Robert Patten (Fred Irons), William Bryant (Phil Torre), Bill Shannon (Benny Lucas).
The embittered son of a wealthy businessman accuses his stepmother, an old flame of Sam Cade's, of the murder of his father.

March 19, 1972: Blackout
Season 1, episode 22
W: John Wilder   D: Leo Penn

With O.J. Simpson (Jeff Hughes), Rosemary Forsyth (Gail Hyland), Don Porter (Martin Russell), George Murdock (Vic Winters), Joe Turkel (Joe Pitts), Rayford Barnes (Carl), Betty Ann Carr (Betty Ann Sundown), William Hansen (Barney).
An ex-convict turned artist gets involved in a crime syndicate's theft of art masterpieces.

March 26, 1972: The Fake
Season 1, episode 23
W: Pat Fielder   D: Richard Donner

With Edward Asner (Nick Grainger), Shelley Fabares (Stephanie Grainger), Ed Flanders (Ben Crawford), Lawrence P. Casey (Merle Green), Eddie Firestone (Hassett), Felice Orlandi (Eddie Pine), William Bassett (Howard Tanner), Anne Randall (Carla Ardmore), Betty Ann Carr (Betty Ann Sundown), Philip Kenneally (Harry), Gene LeBell (Wally).
A former syndicate boss refuses to believe Sam Cade's warning that he's been marked for execution.

April 9, 1972: The Witness
Season 1, episode 24
W: Cliff Gould   D: Michael O'Herlihy

With Chief Dan George (Taxkahe), Eric Braeden (Karl Verboeck), Stewart Moss (Jarvis), Barney Phillips (Dr. Ganby), Joe Renteria, Jennifer Kulik.
An Indian philosopher who teaches non-violence witnesses a murder and refuses to identify the killer. (Last show of the series.)


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