Cannon: Season 1, Episode 6

Fool's Gold (19 Oct. 1971)

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Hired to track down an armored car robber, Cannon is surprised to discover a small town is harboring and protecting the thief.

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Alexander Roper
Pamela Payton-Wright ...
Ginger
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Glen Ramsay
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Doc
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Phil Mackey
Hal Lynch ...
Rooster Simms
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Bucky Fosdick (as Dallas McKennon)
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Sam Batson
Ted Gehring ...
Jonathan
Robert Sorrells ...
Dougall
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Marlon Blake
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Hired to track down an armored car robber, Cannon is surprised to discover a small town is harboring and protecting the thief.

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Set in the fictional town of Julian, New Mexico. See more »

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Cannon gets shot for the third time and visits a mighty unfriendly town in New Mexico for the second time...and it's only the sixth episode!
3 June 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This episode of "Cannon" covers some very familiar territory. It's the unfriendly small town plot--and one already done once on this same show (and this is only episode #6!) and both were set in New Mexico! But it's not just the "Cannon" show that features this sort of story--I've seen it twice on "Quincy" and once on "Mannix"...and I am pretty sure there are many other examples. What's worse? Cannon is shot in this one--the third time in six episodes! When Frank Cannon arrives in a tiny town in New Mexico, he's treated by everyone in this place like he's a leper. It's obvious the town is hiding something, as the people sure don't try to hide their contempt for him. But, being Cannon, he refuses to give up and continues asking folks what they know about a robbery in Albuquerque in which $900,000 was stolen. What's next? See this one for yourself.

Apart from the repetitive nature of certain plot elements, this episode suffers from the most amazingly unbelievable shooting I have ever seen! Cannon uses a snub-nose .38 (not the most accurate of weapons) and out-shoots a guy with a rifle (hitting him from an impossibly difficult distance) AND manages to knock down an airplane!! Even Annie Oakley would have marveled at this! It's a shame, as otherwise it's a pretty good episode and the plot, though repetitive, is interesting.


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