Cannon: Season 2, Episode 9

Child of Fear (15 Nov. 1972)

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Cannon is hired by the wife of a missing ranch owner when his privately hired security service somehow hasn't been able to find him for six days.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Meg Lucas
Warren J. Kemmerling ...
Sheriff (as Warren Kemmerling)
Lt. Paul Milo
John Lasell ...
Dale Lucas
Murray MacLeod ...
Jeff Miller
Richard B. Taylor
David Ankrum
James W. Gavin ...
Pilot (as Gavin James)
Pamela Powell
Heather Lowe
Vince Deadrick Sr. ...
(as Vince Deadrick)


Cannon is hired by the wife of a missing ranch owner when his privately hired security service somehow hasn't been able to find him for six days.

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This episode has an unusual plot--something you don't always see in detective shows.
20 August 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This episode finds Frank Cannon out in the country--one a ranch owned by a woman (Julie Adams) whose husband disappeared several months earlier. When Cannon enters the place, it's more like a private military compound--bristling with private security guards. Why are so many of these folks needed at a ranch? And, why do these people seem awfully eager to discourage Cannon's investigation? At first, they discourage him in little ways--then one of the guards nearly kills him! Obviously, the guy in charge of the guards (Clu Gulager) is up to something...but what?! And, why would they be holding the man prisoner? This is a pretty original episode--something that is difficult with a weekly detective series. The WHY all this is occurring makes sense and is NOT a familiar theme. Overall, very well done and rather exciting.

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