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19 September 1971 (USA) See more »
Glenn Ford as Sam Cade, A Sheriff in the New West. With Edgar Buchanan as His Deputy.
Sam Cade is the tough but sensitive sheriff of sprawling Madrid County located somewhere in the American Southwest... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 26)

Glenn Ford ... Sam Cade (24 episodes, 1971-1972)

Edgar Buchanan ... J.J. Jackson / ... (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Taylor Lacher ... Arlo Pritchard (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Victor Campos ... Rudy Davillo (22 episodes, 1971-1972)
Peter Ford ... Pete (20 episodes, 1971-1972)

Betty Ann Carr ... Betty Ann Sundown / ... (15 episodes, 1971-1972)

Series Directed by
Marvin J. Chomsky (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Robert Day (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Richard Donner (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Irving J. Moore (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Alf Kjellin (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Lee Madden (2 episodes, 1972)
Series Writing credits
Rick Husky (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Anthony Wilson (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Cliff Gould (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Charles Larson (4 episodes, 1971)
Robert M. Young (2 episodes, 1971-1972)

Series Produced by
David Gerber .... executive producer (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Charles Larson .... producer (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Robert Mintz .... associate producer (24 episodes, 1971-1972)

Rick Husky .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Tom Scott (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
Duane Tatro (4 episodes, 1971-1972)

Henry Mancini (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Robert Hoffman (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Series Film Editing by
Roland Gross (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
Bill Lewis (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
Joseph Silver (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Series Art Direction by
Jack Senter (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Jack Martin Smith (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Series Set Decoration by
Stuart A. Reiss (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Walter M. Scott (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Series Production Management
Samuel E. Beetley .... post-production supervisor (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Mark Evans .... unit production manager (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Jack Sonntag .... production supervisor (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Doudell .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
James Engle .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
Lloyd Allen .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1971)

Mike Salamunovich .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Greg C. Jensen .... special effects (1 episode, 1971)
Series Stunts
Bill Hart .... stunt coordinator (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Series Music Department
Henry Mancini .... composer: theme music (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Lionel Newman .... music supervisor (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (1 episode, 1972)
Series Other crew
Cliff Gould .... executive story consultant (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Crew believed to be complete

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60 min (24 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
It Should Have Been Given A Better Chance, 22 October 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Cade's County was one of two television series that Glenn Ford tried after his time as a big movie name was up and he knew it. The man was smart and transitioned gracefully into middle age. Westerns are a great medium for older stars to transition in. And Ford had appeared in some of the best westerns ever made.

The show was set in fictional Madrid County in Arizona. If Sam Cade and his deputies seem to cover a large bit of territory, take a good look at a map of Arizona with the county lines printed. There are about a dozen counties and some of them are larger than many of our New England states. The show had no big metropolitan areas like Phoenix, Tucson, or Yuma in it, it was strictly a rural affair.

The show lasted only one season despite good critical reception, not great and decent ratings. CBS pulled the plug on it because right at that time it was going on an anti-violence kick along with the other two networks.

I think one of the things that could have saved it was if they had developed more of the personal lives of the sheriff's office of Madrid County. The show had the potential to be like In The Heat Of The Night set in the Southwest. Ford and his deputies which included, Victor Mohica, Taylor Lacher, Edgar Buchanan, and his son Peter Ford were never really seen too much as three dimensional characters. We knew Ford's father had also served as Madrid County Sheriff and was killed in the line of duty and Edgar Buchanan had served with him. That's all I can remember.

Ford and Edgar Buchanan had a long standing friendship from their first film together, Texas back in 1941. It was only fitting that Ford find a place for Buchanan who had recently left the canceled Petticoat Junction when CBS went on an anti-rural kick. Ford and Buchanan were in about a dozen films together.

Cade's County should have been given a much better chance to succeed from CBS.

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