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"Cannon" The Island Caper (1972)

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George Bellak (written by)
Edward Hume (developed for television by)
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
8 February 1972 (Season 1, Episode 19)
Cannon attempts to help an ex-con, who he put away years before, when the man is coerced into a bank robbery. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

William Conrad ... Frank Cannon

Keenan Wynn ... Matt Dixon

James Olson ... Jim Relko

Jacqueline Scott ... Sally Dixon

H.M. Wynant ... Sam Bonata
John Lasell ... Henderson
Bucklind Beery ... Billie Joe (as Bucklind Noah Beery)
Edward Faulkner ... Ferris
Hank Brandt ... Kelly
Wayne Heffley ... Kline
Paul Sorensen ... Ben
Lynette Mettey ... Waitress
Glenn R. Wilder ... Vince (as Glen Wilder)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Lewis Allen 
Writing credits
George Bellak (written by)

Edward Hume (developed for television by)

Produced by
Harold Gast .... producer
Quinn Martin .... executive producer
Paul Playdon .... associate producer
Adrian Samish .... supervising producer
Cinematography by
Jack Swain (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jerry Young 
Art Direction by
George B. Chan 
Set Decoration by
Carl Biddiscombe 
Production Management
Howard P. Alston .... production manager (as Howard Alston)
Arthur Fellows .... executive in charge of production
Lou Place .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Whorf .... assistant director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Edward McDermott .... costume supervisor
Music Department
John Elizalde .... music supervisor
John Carl Parker .... composer: theme music (as John Parker)
Transportation Department
Donald P. Desmond .... transportation dispatcher (uncredited)
Other crew
John Conwell .... assistant: executive producer
Hank Simms .... announcer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

50 min
Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (video rating) | USA:Not Rated


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A nice change of locale for the series., 8 June 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

When "The Island Caper" begins, a group of crooks (headed by James Olson) approaches an ex-con (Keenan Wynn). They want him to join them for a caper, but the ex-con is happy in his life and wants nothing to do with prison, so he declines. However, they aren't about to take NO for an answer and make it very clear that if he doesn't participate, he or his new wife will suffer.

A short time later, Cannon is approached by folks who will be transporting a large cache of money to Catalina--the same place where the ex-con lives. They are worried that so much money makes it a very attractive target for crooks and they pay Cannon to provide a good security plan. Cannon's path brings him to the ex-con--and Cannon wants to help the guy, not hassle him. However, when it becomes clear the guy is involves with this gang, what will he and Quincy do?

Despite Catalina Island being only about 20 miles from LA, it's very surprising it wasn't used more as a location shoot for TV. I can only recall a few times when it was used--such as on "Quincy" and a recent episode of "Ellen". But, it provided a nice change of pace. As for the plot, it was good and quite enjoyable throughout. Worth seeing.

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