Cade's County (1971–1972)

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Sam Cade is the tough but sensitive sheriff of sprawling Madrid County located somewhere in the American Southwest. Between chases and shootouts, episodes deal with a number of relevant '... See full summary »

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Complete series cast summary:
 Sam Cade (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
 J.J. Jackson / ... (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Taylor Lacher ...
 Arlo Pritchard (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Victor Campos ...
 Rudy Davillo (22 episodes, 1971-1972)
 Pete (20 episodes, 1971-1972)
Betty Ann Carr ...
 Betty Ann Sundown / ... (15 episodes, 1971-1972)


Sam Cade is the tough but sensitive sheriff of sprawling Madrid County located somewhere in the American Southwest. Between chases and shootouts, episodes deal with a number of relevant '70s issues such as the plight of the American Indian. Written by Marty McKee <>

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Release Date:

19 September 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sam Cade  »

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(24 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Cade's County - great theme song & show
7 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cade's County was a pretty neat show and should have lasted 5 years on the TV of the early 70's, but, that was back in the big 3 network days when there was no cable for another few years yet, and a show had to have a huge audience and not huge competition (like the Ed Sullivan Show). The theme song and opening credits were really sweet for a TV show - Henry Mancini's best song of all time is definitely the "Theme from Cade's County" and watching Glen Ford jump through the air in the Jeep was pretty slick. The show was filmed in the super high-quality style of Universal Studios or a 20th Century Fox movie - better quality than nearly every TV show on the air today - in my opinion, and was quite impressive. Scripts were pretty good too. Can I suggest we have TV Land or the like, have a marathon running these 'lost' TV shows of the early to mid 70's like Cade's County? Great show, and like I said, the song "Theme from Cade's County" is by far the best toe-tappin' song ever from Henry Mancini. Just like "WKRP in Cincinnati", CBS gave a great show a crummy timeslot and killed it way ahead of its time.

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