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"Cannon" The Predators (1972)

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Arthur Heinemann (writer)
Edward Hume (developed for television by)
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
18 October 1972 (Season 2, Episode 6)
A sheep rancher is accused of criminal negligence when a man is killed on her property by a "coyote getter" trap, and she calls on Cannon to exonerate her. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

William Conrad ... Frank Cannon

Phyllis Thaxter ... Rita McBain

Robert Pine ... Dep. Sheriff Ward Freeman

David Sheiner ... Leo

Pamela Franklin ... Cindy McBain

Eddie Firestone ... Buck Hamlin
Ruben Moreno ... Miguel
Victor Millan ... Sheriff Lopez

Episode Crew
Directed by
George McCowan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arthur Heinemann  writer
Edward Hume  developed for television by

Produced by
Harold Gast .... producer
Quinn Martin .... executive producer
Adrian Samish .... supervising producer
Original Music by
John Carl Parker  (as John Parker)
Cinematography by
Jack Swain (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Howard Kunin 
Art Direction by
Bill Kenney 
Set Decoration by
Frank Lombardo  (as Francisco Lombardo)
Production Management
Fred Ahern .... production manager
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
Music Department
John Elizalde .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Donald P. Desmond .... transportation dispatcher (uncredited)
Other crew
Earl Booth .... executive story editor
John Conwell .... assistant: executive producer
Hank Simms .... announcer (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Directed by
E. Arthur Kean 
Jimmy Sangster 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edward Hume  developed for television by
George McCowan 

Film Editing by
Saul Caplan 
Casting by
Tom Palmer 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Slosser .... dga trainee
Mickey Alzola .... stunts
May Boss .... stunts
Chuck Hicks .... stunts
Frank Orsatti .... stunts
Al Wyatt Sr. .... stunt coordinator
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (video rating)

Did You Know?

Set in "Plata" County. Durango Colorado is the county seat of La Plata County, and the southern terminus of the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The Grand Imperial Hotel is in Silverton.See more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
What is WRONG with those people?!, 19 July 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I am no crazed animal rights guy, but some of what I heard in this episode of "Cannon" really made me think--and I was shocked at the crazy sort of stuff folks have done to wipe out coyotes! Apparently, traps that explode or shoot cyanide bombs at the poor creatures have been in use for a long time---and that just seems nuts! In this show, they talk about 'coyote getters'--one of these nasty devices and Cannon himself has to be careful he doesn't trigger one of these nasties! The show begins with a Hispanic guy being discovered dead on land covered in coyote getters. At first, it looks like one of them exploded and killed the guy--and the land owner (Phyllis Thaxter) is at fault for not putting up warning signs. But, once Frank Cannon began digging, he realized the man couldn't have died because of these devices--he was murdered. And the trail eventually leads to a different sort of coyote, as folks who are paid to bring illegals over the border are also referred to as 'coyotes'--and this one is indeed a bad person! Overall, a decent episode but one that sure confused me--not because of the plot (it was well written) but because of the very thought of cyanide and explosive devices! Weird but well made.

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