Season 0, Ep 0, Aired 3/26/71
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  • Episode Description
  • Cannon is called in to help Diana, the wife of a former Army buddy. Diana is accused of the crime and Cannon must clear her name and find the real culprits, only to discover that the town is filled with corruption.

  • Cast & Crew
  • J.D. Cannon

    Lt. Kelly Redfield

  • Lynda Day George

    Christie Redfield

  • Murray Hamilton

    Virgil Holley

  • Earl Holliman

    Sgt. Magruder

  • Vera Miles

    Diane Langston

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Herb: Frank, you can't just tear off the minute you get back.
      Cannon: Herb, you're my lawyer, my confessor, and you're beautiful. But five months ago, I bought myself a new car and I haven't had a chance to drive it around the block.

    • Sgt. Magruder: You got some kind of business here in Gallitin?
      Cannon: With a week to kill, I'll find some. You know a good place to stay?
      Sgt. Magruder: I know 'em all. Depends on what you're looking for.
      Cannon: How about the Sands Motel?
      Sgt. Magruder: You wouldn't like that.
      Cannon: No, why not?
      Sgt. Magruder: Well, that's all run-down. That's clean over on the other side of town.
      Cannon: But I got a week to get there.

    • Sgt. Mitchell: Who are you?
      Cannon: Frank Cannon. I'm just checking in at the Sands.
      Sgt. Mitchell: Aren't you the fella we just got a ticket on?
      Cannon: That's me.
      Sgt. Mitchell: Yeah--yeah, the, uh...
      Cannon: Yes, the fat one.

    • Bar Tough: Who are you, anyway?
      Cannon: I am a student of native customs.
      Bar Tough: You're new around here, aren't you?
      Cannon: I'm luckier than that, I'm just visiting.

    • Cannon: Have you got a chief?
      Sgt. Magruder: What do I look like, an Indian? Yes, I gotta a chief.

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    Notes (2)

    • This premiere was aired at a 120-minute TV movie.

    • Vera Miles would later appear later in the 1971-1972 season episode "To Kill A Guinea Pig".

    Trivia (1)

    • Cannon drives a black Lincoln Continental Town Car later totaled in a crash.

    Allusions (2)

    • Cannon: You're a regular Hamlet, my heart bleeds for you.
      Referencing the title character of the play Hamlet (approx. 1600) by William Shakespeare. Hamlet is the Prince of Denmark and seeks revenge on his uncle Claudia for arranging the death of Hamlet's father, the king.

    • Cannon: Which one are you, Holley? The armed robber, the town boss, or just plain Huckleberry Finn?

      Referencing the character created by Mark Twain who first appeared in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1884), and then received his own novel in the sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). Huck is the son of the widowed town vagabond, who beats his son. Best friends with Tom Sawyer, Huck later sets off on his own to escape his father and ends up helping an escaped slave, Jim. The character later went on to appear in Twain's sequels, Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective.

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