When Deputy District Attorney Michael Arnold is accused of murdering his wife, he calls on Cannon to help him.


(as Phil Leacock)


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Episode cast overview:
Michael Arnold
Zunie Mitchell
James Luisi ...
Sonny Burns
Sascha Dorn
Ed Barrows (as Lawrence Linville)
Sid Stevel
Leo Stevel
Arthur Adams ...
Crime Scene Investigator
Auto Shop Employee (as Robert Hoy)
Irene Gilbert ...
Cafe Waitress
Donovan Jones
Don Furneaux
Ben Marino
John Gilgreen ...
George, Crane Operator


When Deputy District Attorney Michael Arnold is accused of murdering his wife, he calls on Cannon to help him.

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Action | Crime | Mystery | Drama





Release Date:

13 September 1972 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Pretty good but why did they have to make the Assistant D.A. so dumb?
13 July 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Bad Cats and Sudden Death" is a very good episode--and a very good start to season two of "Cannon". However, I should also point out that one of the characters, the Assistant D.A., is an idiot and his character should have been written better. However, the story is original and interesting.

The show starts off with the Assistant D.A. (Michael Tolan) going to meet an informant. However, it soon becomes obvious that this was a ruse to get him out of his house and he is soon arrested for the murder of his wife. Someone killed the woman and framed the husband--but who? Well, Cannon is the one hired to get to the bottom of this and he gets a little bit of help from the Assistant D.A.'s secretary (Marj Dusay).

There isn't much to dislike about this excellent show other than the dumb Assistant D.A.. Late in the show, he really acts stupidly and sure did a lot to make himself look guilty. Fortunately, apart from that, the show was otherwise well written and acted. Worth seeing.

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