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Cannon (1971)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 26 March 1971
Cannon investigates the murder a war-buddy to clear the man's wife of suspicion in his death.

Director:

George McCowan (as George Mc Cowan)

Writer:

Edward Hume (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Conrad ... Frank Cannon
J.D. Cannon ... Lt. Kelly Redfield
Lynda Day George ... Christie Redfield (as Lynda Day)
Murray Hamilton ... Virgil Holley
Earl Holliman ... Magruder
Vera Miles ... Diana Langston
Barry Sullivan ... Calhoun
Keenan Wynn ... Eddie
Lynne Marta ... Trudy Hewett - girl at Holley's house
Norman Alden ... Mitchell
Ellen Corby ... Teacher
John Fiedler ... Jake
Lawrence Pressman ... Herb Mayer
Ross Hagen ... Red Dunleavy
Robert Sorrells Robert Sorrells ... Tough in Blue Moon bar
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Storyline

Cannon investigates the murder a war-buddy to clear the man's wife of suspicion in his death.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Stich ins Wespennest See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the pilot of the series, Cannon drove a Lincoln Continental sedan (not a Mark III) . The car was wrecked by the bad guys in an attempt to scare Cannon off the case. Then, for most of the series, Cannon barreled around in a Lincoln Continental Mark IV(Mark III for the first season & a Mark IV for the remainder of the series). During the last part of the series' run, the chubby private eye's Cannonmobile was the Lincoln Continental Mark V(Not correct. The series ended in 1976. The Continental Mark V was introduced in 1977. The final year of the series was a 1976 Continental Mark IV) See more »

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Frank Cannon: Gallitin's as wide-open as a stomach wound.
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Dazzlingly athletic
30 October 2007 | by kayekaye-1See all my reviews

How ever did Frank Cannon manage to routinely catch assorted fleet-footed and well-motivated bad lads simply by lumbering painfully around his classic piece of early 70's, swimming pool-sized, rocking-suspensioned, Detroit iron lump? Especially with his red-faced wheezing, puffing signs of imminent cardiac disaster at the mere effort of just squeezing himself out of the door.

Then, without further pursuit (since Direction must have this week's villain keep running on the spot until our porcine pursuer catches up from around the other side the of car hood) immediately disable them with one blow on some random anatomical feature (such as a shoulder blade, say, or that well-known vulnerable bit on the top of the arm) from his flailing hammy forearm?

I'll never know. But there you go. It passed the time til Jim Rockford showed up. And it was A! Quinn! Martin! Production!


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