J.D. Cannon, plays a Texas lawyer that uses western theatrics. He tells Stone that in 27 years of practicing law he has never lost a criminal case. 27 years earlier Cannon played Assistant District Attorney Ashley on The Defenders (1961). In another reversal of roles, Cannon was well known for playing New York Chief of Detectives Peter Clifford, who had to put up with the western antics of New Mexico Marshal Sam McCloud on McCloud (1970).