Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Cannon' in the 1970s:
- William Conrad as Frank Cannon (1971-1976)
1970s Episode Guide for 'Cannon':
(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)
Season 1, episode 1
W: Ken Trevey D: George McCowan
With Tom Skerritt (Bud Nugent), Sharon Acker (Glenda Donaldson), Vincent Van Patten (Shawn Donaldson), Charles Bateman (Sheriff Hendricks), John Perak (Howdy Briscoe), Lee De Broux (Gus Lindeman).
William Conrad starts as a burly, top-level private investigator who employs style and imagination in dealing with cases. In the premiere, Frank Cannon takes an insurance case in which two rodeo clowns are robbery suspects.
Season 1, episode 2
W: Paul Playdon, David Moessinger D: Jerry Jameson
With Don Gordon (Martin Eccles), William Windom (Harry Hendrix), Elaine Princi (Secretary), Charles Brooks (Leon Malcolm), June Dayton (Susan Kendrix), Christopher Dark (Sgt. Jack Rissmiller), Stewart Moss (Don Woodward).
A middle-aged banker hires Cannon to probe the hit-and-run death of his secretary-girlfriend.
Season 1, episode 3
W: David Moessinger, Paul Playdon D: E. Arthur Kean
With Wayne Rogers (Steve), Patricia Smith (Gwen), Charles Cioffi (Marty), Joe Maross (Dave).
Frank Cannon poses as a truck driver -- and the new husband of a company's dispatcher -- to investigate a series of hijackings.
Season 1, episode 4
W: Ronald Austin, James D. Buchanan D: Allen Reisner
With Diane Varsi (Jo Anne Long), Clu Gulager (B.J. Long), David Huddleston (Jimmy Winters), Joan Van Ark (Francine Dexter), Tony Cotti (Woody Long).
The plane-crash death of a singing idol draws Cannon into the world of country-western music.
Season 1, episode 5
W: Robert Collins D: Jerry Jameson
With Tim O'Connor (Senator Edgar Lassiter), Jason Evers (Campaign Manager Art Miller), Radames Pera (Charlie), Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. (Captain Manny Figueroa), Whit Bissell (Billingsly), Shirley O'Hara (Mrs. Billingsly).
After the kidnapped son of a gubernatorial candidate mysteriously escapes and returns home, Frank Cannon is retained by the police to resolve the case.
Season 1, episode 6
W: Edward Hume D: Don Medford
With Max Gail (Marion Blake), L.Q. Jones (Sheriff Phil Mackey), Mitchell Ryan (Alexander Roper), Vic Tayback (Batson), Hal Lynch (Rooster Simms), Andrew Duggan (Doc Tappin), Pamela Payton-White (Ginger), Ron Harper (Glen), Dal McKennon (Bucky Fosdick), Ted Gehring (Jonathan), Robert Sorrells (Dougall).
Stolen loot is at the bottom of a conspiracy to turn deserted Julian into a boom town, and the townspeople shelter the thief.
Season 1, episode 7
W: Robert Malcolm Young D: Jerry Jameson
With Kim Hunter (Liz Somers), Andrew Prine (Carl Whitney), Signe Hasso (Madame Alexander), Lynne Marta (Nikki).
Frank Cannon takes over the search for a missing girl after an old friend is killed on the case.
Season 1, episode 8
W: James D. Buchanan, Ronald Austin D: Don Taylor
With Brooke Bundy (Carol Loomis), John McLiam (Sean Loomis), James Wainwright (Sgt. Hartman), Barnard Hughes (Jack Spicer), E.J. Andre (Van Patten), Martin E. Brooks (Lewis Enders).
Cannon, anxious to clear a policeman friend of a murder charge, uncovers a trail of crimes leading to a racketeer attorney.
Season 1, episode 9
W: Jack Turley D: William Hale
With Carol Rossen (Nina Grayson), Harold Gould (Nicholas Troas), R.G. Armstrong (Sheriff), Eric Christmas (Nealy Johnson), Felice Orlandi (Cassick), Thomas A. Geas (Antonio).
Hired by a frightened woman to hunt for her missing brother, Cannon discovers that the missing man is an underworld figure linked to a syndicate czar.
Season 1, episode 10
W: Ken Pettus D: William Hale
With Arthur O'Connell (Judge Matt Garvey), Linda Marsh (Eve Nolan), Kelly Thordsen (Walt Sykes), Roy Scheider (Dan Bowen).
Cannon's hunt for a missing person leads to an elusive Nevada multimillionaire who is "unavailable".
Season 1, episode 11
W: David Moessinger, Paul Playdon D: Seymour Robbie
With Dack Rambo (Bryan Gibson), Richard Anderson (Mr. Gibson), Lou Antonio (Tommy Crawford), Don Chastain (Lt. Turner), Robert Doyle (Doug Ballinger), Richard Van Vleet (David Pearson), Joshua Bryant (David's Brother).
Cannon's investigation into the inexplicable drowning of a young salesgirl takes him underwater in search of a bicycle.
Season 1, episode 12
W: George Eckstein, Edward Hume D: Richard Donner
With Simon Scott (James London), Leif Garrett, Dawn Lyn (Amy), Ed Nelson (Andy), Marianne McAndrew (Cynthia Swanson), Charlene Polite (Alicia London), Ken Scott (Carl Swanson), William Bramley (Lt. Egan), Roger E. Mosley.
A simple bodyguard assignment draws Cannon into a case involving counterfeiting and an attempt on his life.
Season 1, episode 13
W: Michael Gleason D: George McCowan
With Fritz Weaver (Leo Kern), Richard O'Brien (Charlie), Lynn Carlin (Helen Kern), Robert Webber (McMillan), Jeanne Cooper (Silvia Barbiero), Barney Phillips (Inspector Daniels), Hal England (Capt. Holland), Colin Male (Kirstlake), John Graham (Benson).
A disillusioned accountant steals a canister of deadly nerve gas from his chemical company to protest its production.
Season 1, episode 14
W: Robert C. Dennis D: Richard Donner
With Cesare Danova (Dr. Nisario Sandoval), Barbara Luna (Anicesta), John Fiedler (Brent), Joaquin Martinez (Mada).
Cannon takes on the unusual job of helping a man become "lost", then must try to outwit his own clever scheme after the client tries to murder him.
Season 1, episode 15
W: Ken Trevey D: Marvin Chomsky
With Daniel J. Travanti (Doyle Hoffner), Martin Sheen (Jerry Warton), Collin Wilcox (Phyllis Langley).
A crippled former motorcycle officer enlists Cannon in his vendetta to uncover the supposedly dead hoodlum responsible for the injury that finished his career.
Season 1, episode 16
W: Bill S. Ballinger, Paul Playdon D: Allen Reisner
With Alejandro Rey (Father Joseph), Tab Hunter (Bob Neal), Judson Pratt (Mac).
A retired race car driver becomes the prime suspect in the daring theft of valuable relics from a Baja California mission.
Season 1, episode 17
W: Stephen Kandel D: George McCowan
With Theodore Bikel (Mike Tampa), Christopher Connelly (Johnny Tampa), Katherine Justice (Meg Warren), Hal Baylor (Oren Burk).
A wealthy Napa Valley vintner is the target of a series of unusual "mishaps".
Season 1, episode 18
W: Hal Sitowitz D: Allen Reisner
With Vera Miles (Dr. Gena Adams), Robert Mandan (Dr. Dean), Michael Strong (Les Brooks), Steven Eudis (Lee Adams), Arthur Franz (Steven Carr), Geoffrey Lewis (George).
A doctor involved in medical research at a state prison becomes the target for a campaign of harrassment.
Season 1, episode 19
W: George Bellak D: Lewis Allen
With James Olson (Jimmy Relco), Keenan Wynn (Matty Dixon), Jacqueline Scott (Sally Dixon), H.M. Wynant (Sam Bonata).
Cannon aids a former safecracker who is being blackmailed into masterminding the million-dollar heist of a Catalina Island bank.
Season 1, episode 20
W: Robert W. Lenski D: Seymour Robbie
With John Rubenstein (Larry Bolinger), Louise Latham (Mrs. Bolinger), John Larch (Chief Horne), Keith Andes (Mr. Glen).
Cannon's investigation of a cult leader discloses an aura of violence surrounding the man.
Season 1, episode 21
W: Stephen Kandel D: Charles S. Dubin
With Gerald S. O'Loughlin (Cady Woodman), Martin Sheen (Jerry Warton), Joyce Van Patten (Kate Macklin), Percy Rodrigues (Robert Valmont).
Cannon delves into the death of a flying mercenary and digs up a plot to overthrow an African nation.
Season 1, episode 22
W: James D. Buchanan, Ronald Austin D: Michael O'Herlihy
With Anthony Zerbe (Doc Immelman), Larry Blyden (Phil Dobson), Richard Carlson (Owen McMahon), Sheila Wells (Annie McMahon).
To clear his client's father, suspected of setting fire to his own cleaning plant, a blaze in which his wife died, Cannon begins tracking down arsonists.
Season 1, episode 23
W: George Bellak D: Don Taylor
With Bradford Dillman (Dick Alexander), Carmen Mathews (Mrs. Alexander), David Birney (Terry Alexander), Dana Elcar (Sam), Tom Drake (Bill Penski).
Cannon's investigation into the disappearance of the younger brother of a wealthy manufacturer turns into what may be the discovery of a large-scale illegal arms operation.
Season 1, episode 24
W: Karl Tunberg D: Seymour Robbie
With Jimmy Lydon (Carter), Mitchell Ryan (John Slater), Burr DeBenning (Mike Carr), Julie Gregg (Marilyn Trent), Lynn McCarthy (Henry Anders), Scott Walker (Willy Fenner), Roy Jenson (Swede).
Cannon is hired to investigate when the father of a young convict attending college on a study-release program suspects his son is being used as a message carrier for a prison boss.
September 13, 1972: Bad Cats And Sudden Death
Season 2, episode 1
W: Robert Lewin D: Philip Leacock
With Marj Dusay (Jimmie Mitchell), Michael Pallin (Mike Arnold), James Luisi (Sonny), Larry Linville (Ed Barrows), Kevin Dunn (Dr. Sasha Dorn), John Perak (Sid Stevel), George Fisher (Leo Stevel).
An assistant D.A., an old friend of Cannon's who is investigating a car theft ring, is framed for his wife's murder.
Season 2, episode 2
W: Hal Sitowitz D: George McCowan
With Richard Hatch (Lyle Barry), Leslie Charleson (Katherine Mason), Norman Foster (Christopher Mason), Ken Scott (Tully), Nora Marlowe (Bertha Johnson), Ken Lynch (Mr. Flagg), Elaine Devry (Irene Plevin).
The mysterious death of a prominent labor union official who fell from a ski lift brings Cannon to the rugged mountain country of Colorado to investigate.
Season 2, episode 3
W: George Bellak D: Michael O'Herlihy
With Irene Tsu (Yvonne Rowan), Scott Hyland (Doug Rowan), Lloyd Bochner (Ambrose), Micky Dolenz (Cappy), Jim Watkins (Buddy Loomis).
Frank Cannon comes to the aid of an appealing Vietnamese bride who is about to be deported because she can't locate her American husband.
Season 2, episode 4
W: Richard Nelson D: George McCowan
With Jessica Walter (Jane Butler), Mavis Neal Palmer (Miss Norris), Stacy Harris (Cahill), Robert Webber (Clay Spencer), Jeff Davis (Eddie Peel), Booth Colman (Dante Linquist).
A woman attorney hires Cannon to protect her from physical threats after her associate dies in an auto bombing.
Season 2, episode 5
W: Harold Gast D: Leo Penn
With Patrick O'Neal (Arlo Hemming), Sheree North (Millie Carroll), Charles Bateman (Lt. Tarcher), Mike Farrell (Ron), Belinda Montgomery (Anne), Kenneth Tobey (Sgt. Fred Macklin), Frank Maxwell (D.A. Wayne Kerr), .
A high-powered rival private eye puts pressure on Cannon when it appears that his daughter is involved in the robbery of a bar owned by Cannon's old friend.
Season 2, episode 6
W: Arthur Heinemann D: George McCowan
With Pamela Franklin (Cindy McBain), Phyllis Thaxter (Rita McBain), Robert Pine (Ward Beerman), Victor Millan (Sheriff Lopez), Ruben Moreno (Miguel), Eddie Firestone (Buck Hamlin), David Sheiner (Leo Jannine).
A prosperous sheep rancher hires Cannon to clear her when she is charged with negligence in the death of a young Mexican alien who dies in a deadly coyote trap.
Season 2, episode 7
W: Stephen Kandel D: George McCowan
With Rosemary Murphy (Nurse), Lawrence Cook (Janniver), James A. Watson Jr. (Dr. Simon Grant), Ned Romero (Lt. Ben), Dana Elcar (Mr. Ryan), Sandy Kenyon (Matt Seaver), Victor Campos (Mike Duran), Tracy Reed (Bonnie Davis).
A nurse supervisor is a key figure in a hospital drug theft case. Cannon is hired to clear a chief suspect but the case becomes complicated when an orderly is found dead.
Season 2, episode 8
W: Douglas Day Stewart D: George McCowan
With Max Gail (Eddie), Kathleen Freeman (Mama Abner), Stefanie Powers, Barney Phillips (Sharkley), Geoffrey Scott (Dale), Robert Mandan (Insurance Agent), George Maharis, Martin Braddock (Morrison), Gene Andrusco (Justin).
A warehouse owner uses his legitimate business to camouflage a computerized hijacking racket.
Season 2, episode 9
W: Robert W. Lenski D: David Lowell Rich
With Clu Gulager (Burdick), John Lasell (Dale Lucas), Julie Adams (Mrs. Lucas), Jerry Summers, H.M. Wynant (Lt. Paul Milo), Murray MacLeod (Jeff Miller), Warren Kemmerling (Sheriff).
A security chief shows immediate antagonism toward Cannon when the private eye arrives at a large cattle ranch to begin looking for its missing owner.
Season 2, episode 10
W: Robert Lewin D: Robert Douglas
With Bert Freed (Lt. Asher), Lois Nettleton (Linda Dean), Simon Scott (Mr. Kehoe), Jared Martin (Joe Asher), Bill Joyce (Roger Dean), Richard Eastham (Whipple), Scott Walker (Wallace Spear).
The distraught wife of a missing real estate developer hires Cannon to find him. Cannon learns he was carrying $350,000 in bonds.
Season 2, episode 11
W: Robert W. Lenski D: Charles S. Dubin
With William Daniels (Dale Corey), Lynette Mettey (Laura Corey), Linden Chiles (Lawrence Manning), Louise Troy (Mrs. Manning), Alex Rocco (Jud Gant), Wesley Lau (Ray Morman).
Cannon comes to the rescue of a parolee friend whose background as a wiretap specialist has come back to haunt him in the form of a false blackmailing accusation.
Season 2, episode 12
W: Stephen Kandel D: Jerry Jameson
With Arlene Golonka (B.J. Franklin), David Hedison (Bell), Michael Whitney (Beau), Dean Harens (Tony Nevins), Barbara Babcock (Ruth Gardner), William Sargent (Lt. Driscoll).
An aspiring actress becomes the tool in a complicated plot to take over a vast real estate empire which results in the death of its millionaire owner.
Season 2, episode 13
W: Del Reisman D: Robert Douglas
With Carl Betz (Arthur Bellamy), Andrew Duggan (Williams Coates Sr.), Katherine Justice (Liza Carter), Neva Patterson (Judge Cable), Olan Soule (Westerveld).
Frank Cannon is hired by an old friend, a boat builder, to clear him of charges in the apparent hunting-accident death of his son.
Season 2, episode 14
W: Meyer Dolinsky D: Herbert Hirsch
With Charles Bateman (Lt. Tarcher), Tom Skerritt (Toby Hauser), Geoffrey Lewis (James Bancroft), John Marley (Ben Logan), Paul Michael Glaser (Jason Logan), Corinne Camacho (Cathy Hauser), Gary Clarke (Mel Warren).
Frank Cannon agrees to try and protect a man who is $200,000 in debt to a gambling czar.
Season 2, episode 15
W: Meyer Dolinsky D: Charles S. Dubin
With Fritz Weaver (Raymond Thurston), Charlotte Stewart (Dawn), John Vernon (Ross McClintock), William Hansen (Bellman), Kathryn Reynolds (Lt. Rea Eller), William Sargent (Lt. Driscoll), Kelly Thordsen (Carl), Greg Mullavey (Lee).
A posh art dealer calls on Frank Cannon to determine the identity of a mysterious amnesiac who reportedly had stumbled into his art gallery after suffering a beating.
Season 2, episode 16
W: Anthony Lawrence D: William Wiard
With Keith Charles (Paul Bridges), Don Eitner (Capt. Bart Weller), Malachi Throne (Lt. Norris), Sondra Locke (Trish), Tim O'Connor, David Soul.
A marine institute director hires Cannon to locate and clear a girl who is suspected of killing a prominent biologist.
Season 2, episode 17
W: Worley Thorne D: Lawrence Dobkin
With Susan Oliver (Jill Thorsen), Richard Carlson (Jay Archibald), Gordon Pinsent (Philip Trask), Charles Bateman (Lt. Tarcher), Tom Kennedy (Tommy Corbin), Richard Roat (Harold Pacquin), Keith Andes (A.R. Benning).
A nationally known photographer finds Cannon a reluctant party to protecting her boyfriend's life when she reveals his name: a highly publicized author of a fictitious "autobiography" of one of the nation's wealthiest men.
Season 2, episode 18
W: Arthur Heinemann D: Herschel Daugherty
With Noam Pitlik (Charlie Owens), Don Chastain (Norman Bruce), Jason Evers (Edgar Bruce), Dick Van Patten (George Abel), Mary Frann (Janice Rogers), Charles Bateman (Lt. Tarcher).
Frank Cannon tackles the rough assignment of trying to prevent a crime when he agrees to tail a revenge-bent high school teacher whose daughter died at a jet-set party.
Season 2, episode 19
W: Robert W. Lenski D: Virgil Vogel
With John Larch (Sgt. Nelson), Scott Marlowe (Pappy Harris), Christine Belford (Anne Grainger), James McCallion (Pharmacist), Arch Whiting (Elmo Stocker), Michael Pataki (Orville Britton), Stewart Moss (Rackheim), Ramon Bieri (Chief).
The attorney who successfully defends an ex-con on murder charges suddenly disappears and Frank Cannon, with some reluctance, tries to track him down.
Season 2, episode 20
W: Robert Lewin D: Charles S. Dubin
With Harold Gould (Robert Jardine), Geraldine Brooks (Nina Jardine), John David Hudson (Tim Jardine), Richard Angarola (Alexander Korfezi), Julie Cobb (Amy Gladstone), Jim McMullan (Claude).
The ex-wife of an importer hires Cannon to obtain the release of their son when he reportedly is imprisoned in Turkey on a drug charge.
Season 2, episode 21
W: E. Arthur Kean D: John Badham
With Barry Nelson (Guy Quigley), Shelley Duvall (Liz Christie), Jeff Donnell (Mrs. Holt), Lou Frizzell (Lou Shain), Robert Donner (Police Chief Boyden), Eldon Quick (Thomas Pittman), Laura Rose (Emma).
A rural newspaper editor hires Frank Cannon to unearth evidence he believes will connect a power in the community to a series of killings. When his investigation fails to find anything new, Cannon calls in an expert crime technician to check out inconsistencies in local police lab work.
Season 2, episode 22
W: Douglas Day Stewart D: William Hale
With William Sargent (Lt. Barry Driscoll), Dana Wynter (Dr. Deedra Pace), Anthony Zerbe (Ralph Hooper), Kate Hawley (Betty), Jay W. MacIntosh (Mrs. Talbot), Jack Riley (Programmer), Florida Friebus (Julie McElroy).
Frank Cannon gets a strange request from an admitted mass murderer: Stop him before he commits another crime.
Season 2, episode 23
W: Meyer Dolinsky D: Leo Penn
With Marlyn Mason (Molly Sawyer), Ron Hayes (Harry Gibbons), Stuart Margolin (Roger Henry), Oscar Beregi Jr. (Van Hagen), Geoffrey Horne (U.S. Attorney), Hank Brandt (Howie Bennett), Lane Bradford (Walt Morgan), Hanna Hertelendy (Natasha Mosoroff), John Zaremba (Judge Holcomb), Harrison Page (Dennis Martin).
A woman reporter, an old friend of Frank Cannon, asks the private eye to come to her rescue when she faces a contempt of court charge for not revealing her source of information in a story involving a gangland figure's death.
Season 2, episode 24
W: Robert Lewin D: Seymour Robbie
With John Anderson (Major Bliss), Beverly Garland (Cecilia Lasher), Lynne Marta (Lorna Newcomb), Kathryn Reynolds (Lt. Eller), Larry Golden (Jessie Bliss), David Macklin (Martin Newcomb), Glynn Turman (Jamal).
Two near-fatal accidents involving a wealthy patron of the arts cloud Frank Cannon's investigation into the disappearance of a missing stepson.
September 12, 1973: He Who Digs A Grave (1)
Season 3, episode 1
W: Stephen Kandel D: Richard Donner
With Anne Baxter (Mayor Helen Blyth), David Janssen (Ian Kirk), Tim O'Connor (Martin Ross), Murray Hamilton (Arthur Gibson), Louise Troy (Louise Gibson), Barry Sullivan (Sheriff Luke), Virginia Gregg (Emma), Robert Hogan (Deputy), Royal Dano (Dr. Binns), Dabbs Greer (Windom Salter), Lee Purcell (Marian Luke), R.G. Armstrong (Denning), Cathy Lee Crosby (Irene Kirk).
William Conrad returns for his third season as portly private eye Frank Cannon. Tonight, Cannon faces the hostitlity of a small cattle community as he attempts to clear an old friend of two murder charges.
Season 3, episode 3
W: Robert C. Dennis D: Richard Donner
With Sheila Larken (Jennifer Shaw), Martin Sheen (Christopher Grant), Robert Webber (Barney Shaw), Corrine Cole (Sigurd).
An attorney presents Cannon with one of his strangest cases: a will's provision that he investigate the death of the lawyer's late client, a business tycoon.
Season 3, episode 4
W: Jack Turley D: Lawrence Dobkin
With Jim McMullan (David Harrison), Geoffrey Deuel (Kenny Harrison), Joel Fabiani (Carl Blessing), Ford Rainey (Mr. Taylor), Bill Zuckert (Father), Nancy Priddy (Mrs. Blessing).
The aftermath of a Vietnam "fragging" incident, in which an Army officer became a paralytic, finds two survivors of his company becoming victims of fatal dog attacks and another survivor asking Cannon to solve the mystery.
Season 3, episode 5
W: Robert Blees D: Gene Nelson
With Julie Gregg (Lise Steffan), Claude Akins (Bill Binyon), Frank Marth (J.L. Spivak), Alex Rocco (Walter Koether), Paul Carr (Howard), Hanna Hertelendy (Jill), Larry Wilcox (Tennis Player), Laura Campbell (Diane).
Frank Cannon is suspected of murdering a mobster's girlfriend who had contacted him in hopes of gaining governmental immunity for the underworld leader.
Season 3, episode 6
W: Robert W. Lenski D: Robert Douglas
With Anne Francis (Peggy Angel), Linden Chiles (Ray Younger), Marj Dusay (Mrs. Farrell), Charles Bateman (Lt. Tarcher).
A Hollywood publicist innocently becomes involved in an intricate murder conspiracy and is charged with the death of a movie producer.
Season 3, episode 7
W: Carey Wilber D: Michael Caffey
With David Hedison (John Sandler), John Vernon (Brad Calvert), Barney Phillips (Bob Welles), Norman Alden (Harry Tilden), Jamie Smith-Jackson (Janet Lanson), Robert Patten (Lanson), Joe Tornatore (Bullard).
An FAA inspector helps track a missing airliner containing $3 million in securities when Frank Cannon is hired by an insurance company to conduct the search.
Season 3, episode 8
W: Herb Meadow D: George McCowan
With Michael Tolan (Gil Spender), John Larch (Peter Orsini), Ahna Capri (Sharon), Don Stroud (Marty Brand), Will Kuluva (Mr. Arditti), Gene Dynarski (Joe Kaspar), Meg Foster (Linda Morrow), Eugene Peterson (Max), Jim Malinda (Fred Rackin).
Frank Cannon agrees to track down an escaped convict when he learns the man may have been framed for murder.
Season 3, episode 9
W: Ray Brenner, Jack Guss D: Robert Douglas
With L.Q. Jones (Sheriff Spoontz), Richard Anderson (Ross Byron), Tom Troupe (Alex Whitehead), Whit Bissell (Warden Shepherd), William Watson (Ed Murdoch), Burton Gilliam (Deputy).
Solving the $50,000 burglary of a Southern electronics plant provides Cannon with one of his thorniest cases when he discovers that the prime suspect was in jail at the time the crime was committed.
Season 3, episode 10
W: Steve Fisher D: Virgil Vogel
With Dabney Coleman (Lt. Daggert), Amanda McBroom (Valerie Reed), John Considine (Joe Gorran), Peter White (Dirk Allwin), Charles Haid (Stan Beecher).
A public relations man is charged with killing a glamorous model, but Cannon looks for the real culprit among her many admirers.
Season 3, episode 11
W: Shirl Hendryx D: Michael Caffey
With Anthony Zerbe (Max Dolney), Jason Evers (Jim Farragut), Richard O'Brien (Carl Carling), Curt Lowens (Clark Matthews), Barbara Stuart (Barbara Lynn Dolney), Vic Tayback (Barker), Buddy Pantsari (Robbie).
The escape from capture of the prime suspect in a counterfeit stock certificate ring leads to the suspension of a detective friend of Cannon's.
Season 3, episode 12
W: Larry Brody D: Robert Douglas
With Simon Scott (Judge Sumner Haynes), Kelly Miles (Julie Haynes), Ray Danton (Earl Dakin), Ned Romero (Sgt. Taggert), Keith Andes (Len Francisco), Mark Miller (Benton), Stewart Moss (Ross Vernon).
Frank Cannon faces something more complex than the usual missing persons case when a judge's daughter disappears while her father is hearing an important case involving a crime syndicate boss.
Season 3, episode 13
W: Robert Blees D: George McCowan
With Dina Merrill (Doris Hawthorne), Glenn Corbett (Bob Niven), Burr DeBenning (Bill Niven), Jane Merrill (Mrs. Calloway).
A socialite gets the shock of her life when she learns her missing fiancee is in reality a married man whose Swiss wife has hired Cannon to locate him.
Season 3, episode 14
W: Carey Wilber D: Lawrence Dobkin
With Leslie Nielsen (Joe Gilbert), Corinne Camacho (Grace Jameson), Jay Silverheels (Jimmy One Eye), Wesley Lau (Lt. Harry Wharton), Harry Lauter (Sheriff), Kaz Garas (Martell).
Frank Cannon contacts a legal counsel for the American Indian Congress while investigating a murder involving an Indian youth.
Season 3, episode 15
W: Robert I. Holt D: Seymour Robbie
With Robert Goulet (Capt. Mel Danvers), Davey Davison (Betty Wilson), Robert Pine (Paul Wilson), Eric Server (Co-Pilot), Michael Strong (Sporting Goods Owner).
An airline captain's involvement in a $1 million skyjacking several years earlier becomes a clue in a bizarre case of harassment and vandalism.
Season 3, episode 16
W: Collier Young, Meyer Dolinsky D: Marc Daniels
With Nick Nolte (Ron Johnson), John Marley (Connie Corvallis), Jess Walton (Melanie).
The strange behavior of a heavyweight boxing contender, who threatens to leave the country just before a fight that could lead to the championship, puzzles his girlfriend who asks Cannon to determine the cause.
Season 3, episode 17
W: John Hawkins D: George McCowan
With Jack Cassidy (Gen. James O'Hara), Hal Williams (Elmer), Gerald McRaney (Winston), Herb Edelman (Lt. William Stauss), Lenore Kasdorf (Mrs. Dunbar), Mark Roberts (Mark Thorell).
A mercenary soldier obtains Cannon's services for a murder investigation that brings him into the sights of a sharp-shooting sniper determined to eliminate Cannon.
Season 3, episode 18
W: Robert C. Dennis D: William Wiard
With Joan Van Ark (Nona Orme), James Wainwright (Roy Starret), Paul Brinegar (Charlie Tompkins).
Cannon becomes an amnesia victim in the Southern California desert while delivering a $250,000 kidnap ransom, then falls prey to the avarice of assorted opportunists.
Season 3, episode 19
W: Phyllis White, Robert White D: Gene Nelson
With Christopher Stone (Rick Adante), Pamela Franklin (Virginia McKeller), Michael Rupert (Larry Booth), Bill Quinn (Houston), Keye Luke (Jeweler), Ann Doran (Doris Kevins).
A shy heiress hires Cannon to halt the vandalism she attributes to her long-missing sister Jennifer, and also an aspiring actress who becomes an important figure in the investigation.
Season 3, episode 20
W: Stephen Kandel D: William Wiard
With Peter Haskell (Tom Barron), Perry King (Dr. Stephen Danver), Diana Muldaur (Ava Brannigan), John Milford (E.T. Brannigan), June Dayton (Nurse).
A flamboyant criminal attorney defends a young doctor charged with the murder of the attorney's financier client in an apparent jail-escape attempt.
Season 3, episode 21
W: Meyer Dolinsky D: George McCowan
With Edward Mulhare (Neal Ray), Sharon Acker (Jill Lawrence), Jill Jaress (Hilda Wilcox), Andy Romano (Lt. Misner), Herbert Jefferson Jr. (Injara), Lee de Broux (Les Johnson), Ellen Weston (Lab Tech), Bill Erwin (Dr. Belden), Michael Alaimo.
A friend of Cannon's, the widow of a renowned big game hunter, intuitively feels her husband was murdered, though to all appearances he was mauled to death by a lion he was attempting to treat in a large wildlife preserve.
Season 3, episode 22
W: Worley Thorne D: Seymour Robbie
With Peter Strauss (Reverend Will), Ramon Bieri (Lt. Lancaster), Richard X. Slattery (Bucker), Andrew Parks (Derek), Naomi Stevens (Clippings Woman).
The disappearance of a faith healer's young protege leads Cannon to the sawdust trail of evangelism and into the seamy carnival atmosphere of barkers and strongmen.
Season 3, episode 23
W: Joel Murcott D: Lawrence Dobkin
With Collin Wilcox (Vera Lamont), Pippa Scott (Mrs. Eckworth), Claudia Jennings (Lenora Wilson), Hal Williams (Freedom Jones), Hal Lynch (Ernie Webber), John Z. Smith (Bobby Kester), Virginia Gregg (Mrs. Kester), John Piper (Lt. Lew Hayes), Paul Stevens (Dr. Eckworth).
A naive young schoolteacher hires Cannon to investigate the murder of the man she loved, a handsome, smooth-talking dance instructor at a lonely-hearts club.
Season 3, episode 24
W: Carey Wilber D: George McCowan
With Dana Wynter (Kathy Ackers), Lloyd Bochner (Conrad Ackers), Thalmus Rasulala (Chief Constable), Don Knight (Walter Lavelle).
An heiress suspects the apparent suicide of her multi-millionaire father on a British Caribbean protectorate is in reality a homicide.
Season 3, episode 25
W: Richard Newhafer D: Lawrence Dobkin
With Cindy Williams (June Bowers), Luke Askew (Tim Zello), Darryl Larson (Steve Bowers), Russell Thorson (Andy Summers), Lew Brown (Lt. Dowd).
A revenge-seeking mental patient stalks vacationing Cannon.
September 11, 1974: Kelly's Song
Season 4, episode 1
W: S.S. Schweitzer D: William Wiard
With Stefanie Powers (Kelly Prentice), James Sloyan (Fred Ellis), Frank March (Capt. Royce), Janice Hayden (Jessica), Fred Beir (Carl Kingston), Skip Ward (Dave Lambert), Barry Russo (Charley Victor), Frank Bonner (Allecino), John Orchard (Dolfe), Dort Clark (Lt. Masters).
The fourth season opens with a former call girl who rebels when Frank Cannon suggests she become the lure in a police plan to trap her ex-vice boss.
Season 4, episode 2
W: Robert Heverly D: William Wiard
With Richard Kiley (Bishop Harrigan), Christopher Connelly (Father Joseph), Ray Danton (Alex), Richard O'Brien (Chief Ames), Val Avery (Leo Crothers), Michael Bell (Delaney), Paul Stewart (Lester Cain).
A Catholic bishop's life depends upon Cannon posing as a hired gunman.
Season 4, episode 3
W: Robert Hamner D: William Wiard
With Robert Webber (Jake McVea), Jason Evers (Jordan Hollinger), Michael Baseleon (Lt. Jack Mancuso), Madlyn Rhue (Gloria Norlan), Richard Bakalyan (Andy Norlan), Ford Rainey (Ray Wheelock), Virginia Gregg (Kay Ryan), Dennis Patrick (Owen Kendall), Patricia Stich (Susan Wyatt), Ron McIver (Jim Grady), Milton Frome (Night Club Owner), Larry J. Blake (Grant Sylvester).
Cannon, like his friend, retired policeman Ray Wheelock, becomes prey for a hired hit man after Wheelock's unofficial investigation of a still-unsolved murder case begins to uncover evidence close to the killer.
Season 4, episode 4
W: Max Hodge D: William Wiard
With Claudia Jennings (Susan Williams), Steve Forrest (Mr. Rogers), Lorraine Stevens (Evelyn Rogers), David Soul (Udo Giesen), Robert Emhardt (J.N. Hagenson), Lawrence Montaigne (Armand Duvall), Elissa Von Zobor (Leni Giesen).
A businessman hires Cannon to covertly oversee his female courier's risky mission and then fires him when distaste overtakes the operation.
Season 4, episode 5
W: Calvin Clements D: George McCowan
With Kevin McCarthy (General Nielson), William Smithers (Colonel Cade), Katherine Cannon (Cheryl Blythe), Whitney Blake (Donna Roberts), Grace Lee Whitney (Ida), Ronne Troup (Cherry Sanders), Dennis Dugan (George), Bill Quinn (Tobias).
A tyrannical industrialist uses strong-arm tactics to induce Cannon to begin the arduous search for the wealthy man's long-missing daughter.
Season 4, episode 6
W: Jackson Gillis D: George McCowan
With Edward Binns (Lyle Stacy), Russell Thorson (Jeep Driver), Lance Kerwin, Edward James Olmos, Robert Loggia (Gutierrez).
Cannon's long friendship with a former police comrade plunges him into the midst of a terrorist's vendetta against the policeman.
Season 4, episode 7
W: Robert Sherman D: Corey Allen
With Robert Walker Jr. (Del Foxworth), Dane Clark (Arthur), Greg Mullavey (Calloway), Kay Lenz (Sally), Diana Douglas (Mrs. Foxworth), Henry Beckman (Billy Burrows), Nora Marlowe (Edna), George Gaynes (Edward Foxworth), Karl Lukas (Truck Driver), Florence Sundstrom (Mae), Sandy Balson (Ruth Anschluss), Pat Morita (Chuck Yamagata), David Dukes (Ted Anschluss).
A former police officer is bent on avenging the death of his policeman brother who died while doing Cannon a favor.
Season 4, episode 8
W: Larry Alexander D: George McCowan
With Simon Scott (Mark Nordoff), Peter Strauss (Dave Nordoff), Robert Mandan (Al Devere), Paul Koslo (Ace), Jane Kean (Rhonda), Joseph V. Perry (Lt. Karinsky), Carl Franklin (Wilson Haggerty), Linda Scruggs (Karen), Roger Aaron Brown (Jebediah), Lauren Gilbert (Devereau), Adrian Ricard (Mrs. Haggarty), Dallas Mitchell (Nick), Eileen Ramsey (Gail), Heath Jobes (Milton Chadway), Erwin Fuller (Blaine).
Cannon is victimized by the "insurance" man who hired him to check out a girl's auto-accident death.
Season 4, episode 9
W: Robert Heverly D: William Wiard
With Ruth Roman (Laura Perrow), Kristoffer Tabori (Cliff Perroe), Bob Random (Danny Botner), Robert Riser (Tommy Fryer), Nanette Bravo (Cindy Holmes), Frank Maxwell (Police Chief), Jesse Vint (Al Sparling), Martin West (Arthur Abbott), Jimmy Lydon (District Attorney), Don Dubbins (Mr. Fryer), Heather Lowe (Dolores West), Olan Soule (Polygraph Examiner), Gordon DeVol (Officer Wallace).
Scenery of the Snake River Canyon and nearby Shoshone Falls in southern Idaho forms the background for a series of murders in a small town that attracts Cannon's interest when an attorney friend convinces him that his client is falsely accused of one of the crimes.
Season 4, episode 10
W: Robert I. Holt D: George McCowan
With Leslie Nielsen (Eric Strasser), Joan Van Ark (Anna), Alfred Ryder (Senoyen), James Keach (John Kabe), Alf Kjellin (Peter Van Damme).
When a Dutch patriot brings his 30-year pursuit of SS Captain Eric Strasser to the United States and is nearly killed by a motorcycle-riding assassin, Cannon becomes enveloped in the search for the war criminal accused of World War II concentration camp atrocities.
Season 4, episode 11
W: Stephen Kandel D: George McCowan
With Leslie Charleson (Joan Stevens), Andrew Prine (Koy), David White (Dick Krueger), Estelle Winwood (Lila Brock), William Prince (Jason Brock).
Cannon attempts to penetrate the tight security curtain surrounding a young chessmaster and financial wizard.
Season 4, episode 12
W: Norman Hudis D: William Wiard
With Peter Haskell (Mike Ballard), Stephen Keats (Johnny Forgarty), Arthur Adams (Officer Murray), Paul Jenkins (Chet), Edward Power (Wayne Morgan), Ed Gilbert (Major Nelson), Tim Herbert (Biff Colter), Stanley Clements (Hank Holly), Scott Ellsworth (Eddie Gamble).
Cannon's pretense of becoming a hit man unearths the secret that led to blackmail of a former Army captain.
Season 4, episode 13
W: Larry Alexander D: Leslie H. Martinson
With Kitty Winn (Edie Kawalski), Leif Erickson (Mr. Kawalski), Vincent Baggetta (Gianni Testor), Frank Christi (Tony Testor), Conrad Janis (Larry Warshaw), Ed Bakey (Lt. Gormley), Adam Williams (George Damier), Jeff DeBenning (Horace Van Adler), Treva Frazee (Mrs. Tenel), Henry Capps (Kenny), Laird Stuart (Carl).
Already the partner in one setup, Cannon becomes the target of another when he fakes the killing of a mobster.
Season 4, episode 14
W: Margaret Armen D: George McCowan
With Tom Skerritt (Sheriff Andrews), Dabbs Greer (Walt Fox), Royce D. Applegate (Art Culina), Rayford Barnes (Billie Long), Dick Balduzzi (Mark Tweedy), Martine Bartlett (Maybelle Tweedy), Cathy Paine (Nellie Fox), John Dennis (Deputy), Hilly Hicks.
A mysterious tape recording describing the murder of a girl reported missing brings Cannon to a remote rural community.
Season 4, episode 15
W: Robert I. Holt D: George McCowan
With Jim McMullan (Tom Peters), Corinne Camacho (Carole Downs), Gary Lockwood (Richard Halsey), Richard Evans (Sgt. Tanner), Patty McCormick (Mrs. Halsey), Noble Willingham (Sonny Wills), Joe E. Tata (Joe Slosser), Karl Swenson (Jack Halsey), Austin Willis (Lionel Evers), Eddie Firestone (Motel Manager), Robert Phillips (Wilt Newton), Tony Paxton (Deputy Del), Bill McLean (Medical Examiner), Ted Lehmann (Doctor).
A former football star makes a long broken-field run back to the scene of his college triumphs, to escape a crime syndicate bent on eliminating him.
Season 4, episode 16
W: Robert Hamner D: William Wiard
With Mitchell Ryan (Edgar Ferro), Kathleen Cody (Gail Dexter), Ralph Meeker (Phil Dexter), Robert Donner (Sheriff), Robert Gentry (Braden), James Sutorius (Deputy Eldon), Jay Varela (David Ortez), John Davey (Lt. Whaley), Owen Pace (Marshall).
Cannon's assignment as a girl's bodyguard becomes a nightmare when he finds himself framed for the murder of the man she says has been pursuing her.
Season 4, episode 17
W: Carey Wilber D: Harry Falk
With Michael Tolan (John Whytock), Brooke Bundy (Kathy Caluso), Lawrence Pressman (David Elder), George DiCenzo (Charles Caluso), Milton Selzer (Marty Kaufman), Ellen Weston (Margaret Horner), William Bryant (Police Lieutenant).
The attempted asassination of a state assemblyman brings Cannon in to investigate and exposes him to the corrupt side of the political world.
Season 4, episode 18
W: Carey Wilber D: William Wiard
With Bradford Dillman (Douglas McGee), Jess Walton (Janet Coin), Mark Gordon (Marty Wikowski), Barbara George (Lois Hunter), Eddie Barth (Fatty Chavil), Edward Walsh (Doughboy Morelli), Robert Riesel (Lt. Waller), Paul Lukather (Morgan), Artie Spain (Charlie Batts), Lee Delano (Detective).
An ex-convict, bound for a reunion with his daughter after 10 years in prison, steps on an airliner in Atlanta but is missing when the plane lands in Los Angeles.
Season 4, episode 19
W: Robert Sherman D: George McCowan
With John Vernon (Ward Trustin), Linda Marsh (Alison Demorra), Davie Davison (Laura Balford), Norman Alden (Walt), Bryon Morrow (R.J. Stonehurst), Oliver Clark (Steven Demorra), Mark Allen (Lt. Bryce), Ivan Naranjo (Mike Viscardo), Julie Rogers (Mae), Jodean Russo (Doctor), Frank Killmond (Cabby).
When a woman he has never seen before greets him at the airport and two near-successful attempts on his life follow in quick succession, Cannon comes to the conclusion that the underworld has mistaken him for a lookalike.
Season 4, episode 20
W: Robert C. Dennis D: George McCowan
With Arthur Adams (Leon Tatum), Cameron Mitchell (Peter DeAlba), Keith Andes (Matthews), Kelly Jean Peters (Mrs. Reavis), Hari Rhodes (Jessie Satterfield), Warren Stevens (Clifford Judd), Ben Frank (Wirsching), Lee De Broux (O'Shea), Patricia Mattick (Frances), Lee Anthony (Danny Reavis), Jack Collins (Edinger), Jerome Guardino (Junkman), Sandra De Bruin (Joyce), Marianne McAndrew (Katherine Patterson).
Police corruption that erupts in a series of warehouse burglaries prompts a midwestern mayor to seek Cannon's help in cleaning up the scandal that plagues his city.
Season 4, episode 21
W: Gerald Sanford D: George McCowan
With Barbara Rush (Linda Merrick), Russell Johnson (Paul Merrick), Barbara Luna (Maria Costello), Victor Mohica (Steve), Barry Atwater (Dr. Prideman), Priscilla Morrill (Miss Rhodes), Jean Hale (Jackie Rockwell), Peter Carew (Harry), Hanna Hertelendy (Anna), Gregory Bach (Ric Alvarez), Layla Gallaway (Doris), Ilona Wilson (Olga), John Yates (Roy), Barry Delaney (Burt).
A wealthy woman leaving her husband witnesses a murder committed by the man she is running away with, and the shock sends her fleeing to the sanatarium where she once received psychiatric help.
Season 4, episode 22
W: Robert I. Holt D: Alf Kjellin
With Monte Markham (Ed Foster), Nancy Malone (Diana Quill), Clu Gulager (Jonathan Quill), Lloyd Gough (Paul Wilson), John Lupton (John Phillips), Brenda Venus (Ginny), Clint Young (Sgt. Lawton).
An ex-con, embittered by the hoax that imprisoned him and ruined his marriage, uses a fake suicide attempt to put Cannon on the trail of a phony CIA agent who tricked him.
Season 4, episode 23
W: Robert C. Dennis D: William Wiard
With Charles Cioffi (Mario DeMarco), Harold Gould (Mirza), Cal Bellini (Haddad), Ayn Ruymen (Fabiana), Harvey Jason (Terrorist), Zitto Kazann (Lorenzo).
A wealthy industrialist's daughter has been kidnapped by a "liberation" group, and Cannon faces a 24-hour ransom deadline to save the girl's life.
Season 4, episode 24
W: Stephen Kandel D: Edward M. Abroms
With Dana Wynter (Judith Hobart), Lee Purcell (Shelly Cochran), Alex Rocco (Paul), James Wainwright (Brad Sortino), Priscilla Pointer (Dr. Cochran), Alex Henteloff (Jordan Pierson), Steve Gravers (Lt. Driscoll), Abe Vigoda (Mr. Couzellous), Julius Harris (Milner), Edgar Daniels (Belden), Brian Wood (Dr. Grovner).
Cannon learns the reason a troubled teenager ran away is because she had witnessed a murder conspiracy involving her wealthy aunt and an unknown collaborator.
September 10, 1975: Nightmare
Season 5, episode 1
W: Robert Lenski D: Paul Stanley
With John McMartin (Senator "Buck" Andrews), Elizabeth Allen (Arlene Thompson Richards), John McLiam (Captain Corday), Janet Ward (Wanda Backus), Harry Townes (Steve), Joe De Santis (Benito Conforte), Robert Doyle (Sterling), Sidney Clute (Carl Pesky).
The fifth season opens with the most painful chapter in Cannon's life, when he hears the deathbed confession of a hit man who admits having killed Cannon's wife and infant son 14 years earlier -- but the man dies before explaining his motive.
Season 5, episode 2
W: Stephen Kandel D: Michael Caffey
With Barry Sullivan (Gordon McKenna), Murray Hamilton (Bud McKenna), Diana Douglas (Alex Parks), Sharon Acker (Laura Venner), Charles Durning (Don Corcoran), Hayden Roarke (Senator), Ron Rifkin (Paul Goldberg), John Zaremba (Arthur Allen Royce).
Cannon takes the case of a liquor deliveryman charged with murder as a favor to the public defender representing the man. Despite heavy circumstantial evidence against him, Cannon believes his story. (The conclusion of this two-part story aired on Barnaby Jones.)
Season 5, episode 3
W: Norman Lessing D: Paul Stanley
With David Birney (Dr. Restin), Richard Jaeckel (Cy Carter), Don Gordon (Mr. Tillis), Jack O'Halloran (Wally), Marianne McAndrew (Nurse Hedding), James Rosin (Intern).
Cannon becomes immersed in a medical malpractice suit when a young resident physician is charged with making the wrong diagnosis on a woman.
Season 5, episode 4
W: Larry Alexander D: William Wiard
With Robert Foxworth (Lanny McCrae), Dennis Patrick (Sturdevant), Paul Fierro (Frank Spinosa), Brad Stevens (Hoyt Daley), Paula Victor (Wilma), John Davey (Danny Fairchild), Margie Impert (Sondra Munson), Andrew Parks (Jimmy Carver), John Milford (Bob Costigan).
A Green Beret Vietnam veteran appears to have government intelligence connections, and becomes a key figure in a reopened murder case involving a friend of Cannon's, who unexpectedly turns down parole.
Season 5, episode 5
W: Jimmy Sangster D: Lawrence Dobkin
With Donna Mills (Lena Michaels), Adrienne Marden (Mrs. Parker), Milt Kogan (Doctor), Clint Young (Dunn), Vic Vallaro (Harry), Jack Collins (Mr. Olsen), Peggy Doyle (Mrs. Olsen), Bernard Fox (Allan Farrell), Alfred Ryder (Leonard), James Callahan (Jake), Jess Walton (Janet Elliot), Joel Fabiani (Sean Donohue).
When a police lieutenant friend asks Cannon to help out in the case of a girl who has been found beaten and drugged, he's skeptical of what appears to be routine drug addiction.
Season 5, episode 6
W: S.S. Schweitzer D: William Wiard
With Leslie Nielsen (Police Lieutenant), James Gregory (Ed Madigan), Michael Baseleon (Harry), Paul Stewart (Stan Holtz), Leslie Charleson (Susan Baylor), Marilyn Nix (Mrs. Crossland), Joe E. Tata (Higgins), Robert F. Hoy (Jerry Musso).
A corrupt cop whom Cannon and his partner believed they killed in a drug case years before appears to have risen.
Season 5, episode 7
W: Larry Alexander D: Chris Robinson
With Brendan Burns (Gus Porter), Catherine Burns (Leslie), Frank Killmond (Simon Margolis), Frank Ramirez (Manuel Ortega), William Martel (Officer Harris), Marland Proctor (Officer Schultz), Robert F. Simon (Senator Murdock), Gregory Rozakis (Warren Michaelson), Joella Deffenbaugh (Amanda Williams), Alan Manson (Dr. Browdy), Leo Gordon (Jack Danvers), Robert Karnes (Joseph Matthews), Bill Zuckert (Fred Selberg), Sondra Locke (Stacey Murdock).
Cannon has been given a fatal dose of a drug and must produce the daughter of a Senator before a revolutionary gang will give him the antidote.
Season 5, episode 8
W: Richard Landau D: Allen Reisner
With Michael Pascal (Padre Perez), Corey Rand (Rodero), Robert Tafur (Melendez), Ray Victor (Peralta), Natividad Vacio (Paco Barriga), Abel Franco (Molina), James McCallion (Walt Morgan), William Jordan (Holt), Christine Avila (Maria Morgan), Chris Robinson (Ernie Morgan), Stuart Whitman (Nelson Brill), Lou Peralta (Julio Ganida).
As a favor to a dying police captain, Cannon agrees to go to Baja California to return the man's body to his long-missing son.
Season 5, episode 9
W: Howard Dimsdale D: Lawrence Dobkin
With Vera Miles (Vivian Kaid), John Lehne (Andrew Kaid), Lola Mason (Talcott), Patti Heider (Linda), Alan Mandell (Billings), Curt Lowens (Guy Andre), John Len (Andrew Kaid), Kelley Miles (Marian Bedford), Alan Feinstein (Mike Marsh), Denny Miller (Phil Sedakis), Paul Vaughn (Sid Dorland).
The vice president of an international petroleum company is accused of misappropriation of funds and asks Cannon to help clear his name.
Season 5, episode 10
W: Norman Lessing D: Leo Penn
With Louie Elias (Michaels), Rob Hughes (Deputy Morgan), Richard Narita (Tang Ho), Frank Michael Liu (Ling Po), Kaz Garas (Rod Lyman), Keye Luke (Lu Chin), Jenny Sullivan (Casey Cameron), Diana Hyland (Nedra Cameron), Victor Mohica (Steve Portugal), Midori (Madame Soong), Larry Ward (Sheriff Slade), James Hong (Quan Lee).
The symbolism of a hatchet buried in the head of a snowman found on a desert estate suggests that the life of an heiress is threatened.
Season 5, episode 11
W: Brad Radnitz D: Leo Penn
With Tina Louise (Officer Nell Dexter), Julie Adams (Sylvia Killian), Paula Kelly (Cora Blue), Jack Ging (Rick Harnie), Vic Tayback (Captain Marsh), Carmen Argenziano (Alex Shuller), Cherry Davis (Nancy Prochak), Joseph Burke (Mike Prochak), Robert Brubaker (Minister), Michael Alaimo (Lawyer), Brick Huston (Gantman), Holly Irving (Margaret Burke), James Olson (Judge Norman Killian).
A policewoman suffers a beating and calls on Cannon to help when her superior won't let her pursue the case herself.
Season 5, episode 12
W: Irv Pearlberg D: William Wiard
With Morgan Woodward (General Longman), Lee Purcell (Vickie), Dean Stockwell (Tom Longman), Deirdre Lenihan (Dana Longman), John Petlock (Carew), Maurice Kowalewski (Miller), Katie Saylor (Ellen Marks), Randolph Powell (Grant), Carl Weathers (Dan Holloway), Phillip Pine (Lt. Gold), Thom Christopher (Paul Rogan).
The dominated son of a retired general becomes a hero in his father's eyes after he is charged with killing the leader of a terrorist group.
Season 5, episode 13
W: S.S. Schweitzer D: Leo Penn
With Robert Burton (Austin Bishop), Herb Edelman (Jordan Price), Richard Venture (D.A. Archie Allen), Carl Franklin (Garth Raymond), Elaine Giftos (Margaret), Joe George (Rafe Peccora), Pamela Bellwood (Louise Bishop), Marc Ross (Mike Devery), Jenny Sherman (Lee), Adrian Ricard (Willa Raymond), Michael Taylor (Ferris), Charlie Robinson (Hank Colcutt).
A black political leader is assassinated and her son asks Frank Cannon to investigate the possibility of a conspiracy.
Season 5, episode 14
W: Margaret Armen D: William Wiard
With Joan Fontaine (Thelma Cain), John Vernon (Correll), Jonathan Lippe (Gleason), Karen Philipp (Sandra), Ben Frank (Lt. Hutton), Paul Cavonis (Gino Castagna), David White (Judge Barnett), Hank Brandt (Lt. James), Dana Elcar (John Brinegar), David Hedison (David Farnum), Jack Carter (Hogan), Richard Hatch (Terence Robert Cain), Linden Chiles (Ned Hurley), Mary O'Brien (Marilee Burton).
A former film great living in the past is brought back to reality by the sudden disappearance of her son, who only recently had returned from three years of international travel.
Season 5, episode 16
W: Albert Aley D: William Wiard
With Thaao Penghlis (Prince Hassan), Fritz Weaver (Mr. Shumann), Norman Fell (Carl), Charles Drake (Dr. Larkin), Herbie Furlong (Johnny), Paul Jenkins (Martin Spetler), Janet Montgomery (Ruth Malin), Vince Martorano (Boruff), Tony Cristino (Russo), Shirley O'Hara (Nurse), Howard Maurer (Prince Ahmad El Mussein), Philip Larson (Det. Henderson).
A 12-year-old boy's tale of being shot at by two Arabian-clad men who had wheeled a patient into an abandoned house equipped as a hospital is dismissed as daydreaming until Cannon discovers a bullet buried in the wall opposite the old house.
Season 5, episode 17
W: Larry Forrester D: Lawrence Dobkin
With Lawrence Pressman (Kent Brady), Tim O'Connor (James Matthews), Ramon Bieri (Capt. Styles), Patricia Smith (Emily Matthews), Otis Young (Kasiman Grant), Wallace Rooney (Blair Simmons), Reid Cruickshanks (Sgt. Holden), Barney Phillips (Police Officer), John Dullaghan (Mitch), James Nusser (Ryan), Marla Carlis (Hooker), Jette Seear (Karla Novakovitch).
A crusading newspaper editor whose favorite targets are police corruption and gangland vice, is arrested when he is found in a hotel room with a dead girl.
Season 5, episode 18
W: Robert I. Holt D: Kenneth C. Gilbert
With Michael Anderson Jr. (Paul Smith), Pernell Roberts (Cleary/Phil Denton), Katherine Justice (Julie Foster), Robert Pine (Sheriff), Dabney Coleman (Jack Sheffield), Martine Bartlett (Madge Cleary), Regis Cordic (Jason Smith), Tina Menard (Consuela), Louis Gage (President).
The disappearance of an accountant is coincidental with the multi-million dollar fraud investigation pending against his land-development boss.
Season 5, episode 19
W: Gene Thompson D: Paul Stanley
With Jimmy Lydon (Capt. Clawson), Gary Merrill (Andrew McGill), Jesse Dizon (Ho Nan), Frank DeKova (Lucius Delgado), Hari Rhodes (Lt. Dexter), Bert Freed (General Beardsley), Noah Keen (Jake Froemmer), Bartlett Robinson (Col. Ritchie), James Secrest (Doctor), Florence Sundstrom (Sgt. Mary), Clay Tanner (Capt. Middleman), Bret Morrison (Judge), Andre De La Roche (Dao Lon), Jack Thibeau (Lt. Hobbes).
An almost forgotten chapter in Cannon's military career makes him the target of a vengeful South Korean officer.
Season 5, episode 20
W: Stephen Kandel D: Lawrence Dobkin
With Ralph Bellamy (Benjamin Holbrook), Gary Lockwood (Mark Terrence), John David Carson (Benjy Holbrook III), Maria Grimm (Julie Armendez), James Keats (Pete Wallace), Laura Hippe (Jo Anne Wallace), Michael Ebert (Bruno Bernardi), Leonard Stone (Sammy Elias).
A multi-millionaire suspects fraud in the apparent kidnapping of his grandson and calls Cannon to keep the case out of police hands.
Season 5, episode 21
W: Karl Tunberg, Terence Tunberg D: William Wiard
With Andrew Duggan (Dr. Laurence), Eric Braeden (Carl Bruckner), Keene Curtis (Sam), Helen Weston (Mrs. Golden), Joshua Bryant (Professor Egan), James Gammon (Sheriff Ryder), Peter Brandon (Dr. Golden), Virgil Frye (Deputy Sheriff), Owen Bush (Joe), Barry Cahill (Congressman Manly), Barry Delaney (Tony D'Angelo), Drew Denbaum (Bill).
Cannon enters the unfamiliar world of astrophysics and an outer space project to investigate the death of a member of the project team, thought to be caused by an alien force.
Season 5, episode 22
W: Leonard Kantor D: Michael Caffey
With Robert Loggia (Johnny Behr), Madlyn Rhue (Phyllis Behr), Hari Rhodes (Lt. Dexter), Charles Knox Robinson (Ernie), Michael Margetta (Allan Behr), David Opatashu (Borelli), Reed Diamond (Mark), Paul Lukather (Dr. Stone), Karmin Murcelo (Dr. Galavan), Ray Stewart (Hitman).
Cannon faces a quandry when a racketeer hires him to hunt down the would-be assasin of his wife.
Season 5, episode 23
W: Robert I. Holt D: Chris Robinson
With Richard A. Dysart (Hartford Dunne), Antoinette Bower (Karen Jennings), Scott Hyland (Joe Gantry), Peggy McCay (Nancy Strickland), Frank Marth (Col. Strickland), Richard O'Brien (Coach Landon), Jo Anne Meredith (Eva Dunne), Steve Gravers (Lt. Blaine), Heather Lowe (Dory), Prentiss Molden (Harris), Joann Hicks (Laurie Strickland).
The father of a dead girl is convinced that a star pro quarterback is responsible and takes justice into his own hands.
Season 5, episode 24
W: Robert C. Dennis, Anthony Spinner D: David Whorf
With Robert Drivas (Andreas), Titos Vandis (Sosa Narak), Pepe Serna (Diego Serra), Victor Holchak (Fred Carson), Frank Aletter (Kyle Parrish), Carlos Romero (Capt. Landivar), Nancy Kovack (Charlotte Farley), Joe Maross (Kelly), Robert Hays (Michael Narak), Priscilla Barnes (Linda), William Sylvester (Elliot Markham), Ava Readdy (Darla), Alma Beltran (Eugenia), Les Moonves (Pascual), Bruce M. Fischer (Director), Mark Schneider (George).
A grieving movie star finds her husband's death dive from the Acapulco cliffs incomprehensible, and hires Cannon to investigate.
Season 5, episode 25
W: Larry Forrester D: William Wiard
With Simon Scott (General Stevenson), Peter Mark Richman (Col. Haggard), Claire Brennen (Janet Grovner), Alan Bergmann (Wilson Grovner), William Watson (Sgt. Martin), Charles Aidman (Dr. Danvers), Quinn Redeker (Ben), Mwako Cumbuka (Cpl. Powell), Mark Thomas (Capt. Caivete).
Cannon responds to a call from a friend whose Army scientist husband tried to kill an enlisted man.