Framed for a murder he didn't commit, a police detective asks Cannon to unmask the real killer.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Sgt. Arthur Hartman
Carol Loomis
Jack Spicer
John McLiam ...
Sean Loomis
Lewis R. Enders
E.J. André ...
Van Patten (as E.J. Andre)
David Bailey ...
Bruce Conley
Buddy Pantsari
Danni Sue Nolan ...
Nurse (as Dani Nolan)
Wadsworth Taylor
Ray Kellogg
Sue England ...
Enders' Henchman
Lawrence Bame


Framed for a murder he didn't commit, a police detective asks Cannon to unmask the real killer.

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Action | Crime | Mystery | Drama


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9 November 1971 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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A cop held for murder? Say it isn't so!
4 June 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This show begins with a cop being set up for a murder. The audience sees it's a setup but the other cops don't know this. Oddly, the cop awaiting trial requests not just help from his fellow police but from Cannon. The trail leads to some hucksters who helped with the scam--and Cannon is eventually able to untangle the mess and save the day (huzzah!).

The plot to "Dead Pigeon" is actually really good--complex, interesting and it will keep you on the edge of your seats. It's actually one of the better episodes of season one. It helps that Barnard Hughes (a fine actor) guest stars in this one. It also helped with the ending--the confrontation between Cannon and the mastermind of the plot is great! The dialog here is the key--gritty and rather film noir-like. Well worth your time. The only negative? Even when people are shot at close range, there is zero blood! One guy was shot three times in succession...and not a single drop.

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