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Season 5

The Return of Frank Cannon

Nov/01/1980
A friend and comrade of Frank is believed to have committed suicide.
Guest Stars: Diana Muldaur as Sally Bingham | Ed Nelson as Mike Danvers | Joanna Pettet as Alana Richardson | Arthur Hill as Dr. Curtis McDonald | Burr deBenning as Charles Kirkland | William Smithers as William Barrett | James Hong as Yutong
Director: Corey Allen

98 :05x01 - Nightmare

Sep/10/1975
Cannon receives a confession from a dying hitman who says he was responsible for the murder of his wife and daughter 14 years ago.
Guest Stars: Elizabeth Allen (1) as Arlene Thompson Richards | John McMartin as Senator "Buck" Andrews | John Macleon as Police Captain | Janet Ward (1) as Wanda Baggett | Harry Townes as Steve | Joe De Santis as Benito Conforte | Robert Doyle as Sterling | Sidney Clute as Carl Pasky | Dean Santoro as Newscaster

99 :05x02 - The Deadly Conspiracy

Sep/17/1975
Frank Cannon and Barnaby Jones team up for an investigation of a murder at a big corporation in which a deliveryman was charged with the crime.
Guest Stars: Sharon Acker as Laura Vaner | Barry Sullivan as Gordon McKenna | Murray Hamilton as Bud McKenna | Diana Douglas as Alex Parks | Charles Durning as Don Corcoran | Hayden Rorke as Senator | Ron Rifkin as Paul Goldberg | John Zaremba as Arthur Allen Royce | Jennifer Bishop as Andrea Wayne
Director: Michael Caffey

100 :05x03 - The Wrong Medicine

Sep/24/1975
Cannon investigates a doctors claim that he is innocent of a death he was charged with concerning a patient he was treating that had slipped into a diabetic coma. Cannon becomes involved in a medical malpractice suit when a young resident physician is charged with making the wrong diagnosis on a woman in an apparent diabetic coma who dies after his treatment. Hired by the hospital facing a two million dollar suit, Cannon hears testimony of the accused Dr. Jeff Reston, played by guest star David Birney, that the woman he treated wore a diabetic's bracelet. She was, in fact, suffering from hypoglycemia. But the bracelet disappeared and none of the nurses attending with Reston can back up his story. Reston then gives Cannon a motive for a possible conspiracy against him.
Guest Stars: David Birney as Dr. Jeff Restin | Richard Jaeckel as Cy Carter | Don Gordon as Mr. Tillis | Jack O'Halloran as Wally | Marianne McAndrew as Nurse Laura Hedding | James Rosin as Intern | Eugene Peterson as Dr. Adam Chekko | Janice Whitby as Nancy Harris | Priscilla Pointer as Edith Cunningham | Ed Peck as Phil Corbett | Sheilah Wells as Amy Wilson

101 :05x04 - The Iceman

Oct/01/1975
Cannon reopens an investigation when he discovers a convicted man may be innocent, but then refuses parole. Robert Foxworth is the villain. He plays a murderer, an ex-Green Beret who served in Vietnam with overtones of CIA activity. The murdered man was Cannon's friend, and that brings him into the case. When the convicted murderer turns down a parole, Cannon becomes very curious.
Guest Stars: Paul Fierro as Frank Spinosa | Ted Kristian as Passenger | Brad Stevens as Hoyt Daley | Paula Victor as Wilma | John Davey as Danny Fairchild | Margaret Impert as Sondra Munson | Andrew Parks as Jimmy Carver | John Milford as Bob Costigan | Robert Foxworth as Lanny McCrae | Dennis Patrick as Sturdevant
Director: William Wiard

102 :05x05 - The Victim

Oct/08/1975
Cannon investigates the story from a beaten woman who's friend, a famous pop singer, has disappeared somewheres in the Hollywood Hills area.
Guest Stars: Joel Fabiani as Sean Donohue | Donna Mills as Lena Michaels | Joe Bonny as Cabby | Adrienne Marden as Mrs. Parker | Milt Kogan as Doctor | Clint Young as Dunn | Vic Vallaro as Harry | Jack Collins (1) as Mr. Olsen | Peggy Doyle as Mrs. Olsen | Bernard Fox as Allan Farrell | Alfred Ryder as Leonard | James T. Callahan as Jake | Jess Walton as Janet Elliot
Director: Lawrence Dobkin

103 :05x06 - The Man Who Died Twice

Oct/15/1975
With the help of his former police partner, Frank is asked by his former captain to reopen a case of a corrupt cop who has reappeared after being declared dead years ago.
Guest Stars: Leslie Nielsen as Police Lieutenant | Dante D'Andre as Maitre d' | Marilyn Nix as Mrs. Crossland | Joe E. Tata as Higgins | Paul Lichtman as Detective | Douglas Hume as Club Attendant | Robert F. Hoy as Jerry Musso | James Driskill (1) as Detective | James Gregory as Ed Madigan | Michael Baseleon as Harry | Paul Stewart (1) as Stan Holtz | Leslie Charleson as Susan Baylor
Director: William Wiard

104 :05x07 - A Touch of Venom

Oct/22/1975
A group of terrorists have drugged Cannon with a poison, giving him 72 hours to give them a defector and receive the antidote or die.
Guest Stars: Brendan Burns (1) as Gus Porter | Catherine Burns as Leslie | Frank Killmond as Simon Margolis | Frank Ramírez as Manuel Ortega | Wings Livinryte as Ethan Morse | Jason Kincaid as Fiat Driver | William Martel as Officer Harris | Marland Proctor as Officer Schultz | Robert F. Simon as Senator Murdock | Gregory Rozakis as Warren Michaelson | Joella Deffenbaugh as Amanda Williams | Alan Manson as Dr. Norton Browdy | Leo Gordon as Jack Danvers | Robert Karnes as Joseph Matthews | Bill Zuckert as Fred Selberg | Sondra Locke as Stacey Murdock

105 :05x08 - Man in the Middle

Oct/29/1975
As a last request, Frank's former police mentor has asked him to go to Mexico and retrieve his son.
Guest Stars: Michael Pascal as Padre Perez | Corey Rand as Rodero | Robert Tafur as Melendez | Ray Victor as Peralta | Natividad Vacio as Paco Barriga | Abel Franco as Molina | James McCallion as Walt Morgan | William Jordan as Holt | Christine Avila as Maria Morgan | Chris Robinson (1) as Ernie Morgan | Stuart Whitman as Nelson Brill | Lou Peralta as Julio Ganida
Director: Allen Reisner

106 :05x09 - Fall Guy

Nov/05/1975
Cannon has been hired when a VP of a petroleum company is charged with misappropriation of funds and faces dismissal and prison time.
Guest Stars: Lola Mason as Talcott | Patti Heider as Linda | Alan Mandell as Billings | Curt Lowens as Guy Andre | John Len as Andrew Kaid | Kelley Miles as Marian Bedford | Alan Feinstein as Mike Marsh | Denny Miller as Phil Sedakis | Paul Vaughn as Sid Dorland | Ed Call as Reception Guard | Vera Miles as Vivian Kaid | John Lehne as Andrew Kaid
Director: Lawrence Dobkin

107 :05x10 - The Melted Man

Nov/12/1975
Cannon investigates when an heiress finds an ax buried into the head of a snowman outside of her home.
Guest Stars: Louie Elias as Michaels | Rob Hughes (2) as Deputy Joe Morgan | Richard Narita as Tang Ho | Frank Michael Liu as Ling Po | Kaz Garas as Rod Lyman | Keye Luke as Lu Chin | Jenny Sullivan as Casey Cameron | Diana Hyland as Nedra Cameron | Victor Mohica as Steve Portugal | Midori as Madame Soong | Larry Ward as Sheriff Martin Slade | James Hong as Quan Lee
Director: Leo Penn

108 :05x11 - Wedding March

Nov/19/1975
Cannon is asked to find out if a judges fiance is responsible for him being compromised.
Guest Stars: Tina Louise as Officer Nell Dexter | Julie Adams as Sylvia Killian | Paula Kelly (1) as Cora Blue | Jack Ging as Rick Harnie | Vic Tayback as Captain Marsh | Carmen Argenziano as Alex Shuller | Cherry Davis as Nancy Prochak | Joseph Burke as Mike Prochak | Robert Brubaker as Minister | Michael Alaimo as Lawyer | Dan Magiera as Pimp | Irene Gilbert as Secretary | Brick Huston as Gantman | Hollis Irving as Margaret Burke | Billy Beck as Cabbie | James Olson as Judge Norman Killian
Director: Leo Penn
Writer: Brad Radnitz

109 :05x12 - The Hero

Nov/26/1975
Frank investigates the death of a gang member, who seems to have been killed by the son of a General and war hero..
Guest Stars: Anthony Mumolo as Guard | Charles Howerton as 2nd Newsman | Ed Deemer as Park Guard | Al Hansen (1) as Plainclothesman | James Chandler as 1st Newsman | Mike Monahan as Policeman | John Petlock as Carew | Maurice Kowalewski as Miller | Katie Saylor as Ellen Marks | Randolph Powell as Grant | Buck Young as Bartender | Laurie Walker as Cult Member | Carl Weathers as Dan Holloway | Phillip Pine as Lt. Harry Gold | Art Hindle as Machner | Thom Christopher as Paul Rogan | Morgan Woodward as General Longman | Lee Purcell as Vickie | Dean Stockwell as Tom Longman | Deirdre Lenihan as Dana Longman
Director: William Wiard

110 :05x13 - To Still the Voice

Dec/03/1975
Cannon is sent to investigate when a black community leader is murdered, just as he was to reveal a wrong doing.
Guest Stars: Robert Puttin as Austin Bishop | Herb Edelman as Jordan Price | Richard Denter as DA Archie Allen | Carl Franklin as Garth Raymond | Elaine Giftos as Margaret | Joe George (1) as Rafe Peccora | Pamela Bellwood as Louise Bishop | Mel Bryant as Maitre'd | Marc Ross as Mike Devery | Jenny Sherman as Lee | Adrian Ricard as Willa Raymond | Michael Taylor (3) as Ferris | Charles Knox Robinson as Hank Colcutt
Director: Leo Penn

111 :05x14 - The Star (1)

Dec/10/1975
Frank is hired when the son of a former Hollywood movie star suddenly disappears.

Joan Fontaine guest stars as a former film great living in the past, but is abruptly brought back to reality by the disappearance of her son, who only recently returned from three years of international travel, in a special two-hour episode of "Cannon." William Wiard directed from a script by Margaret Armen.
Also guest starring, in alphabetical order, are Jack Carter, Linden Chiles, Dana Elcar, Richard Hatch, David Hedison, Michael McGuire and John Vernon.
Miss Fontaine, an Academy Award-winner making her
first dramatic television appearance in more than 15 years, portrays the imperious Thelma Kane, a faded movie star used to having her own way, who turns to Cannon, played by series star William Conrad, for help.
Guest Stars: John Vernon as Correll | Brian Culhane as Asner | Bernie Kuby as Counterman | Garry Walberg as Room Clerk | Paul Bryar as Wilson | Dennis Oliveri as Cabby | Scott Ellsworth as News Commentator | Victoria Thompson as Maria | Frank Christi as Lopez | Jonathan Goldsmith (1) as Gleason | Karen Philipp as Sandra | Joan Fontaine as Thelma Cain | Ben Frank as Det. Lt. Bernie Hutton | Paul Cavonis as Gino Castagna | David White (1) as Judge Barnett | Hank Brandt as Lt. James | Dana Elcar as John Brinegar | David Hedison as David Farnum | John Carter as Hogan | Richard Hatch (1) as Terence Robert Cain | Linden Chiles as Ned Hurley | Mary O'Brien as Marilee Burton | Richard Caine as Taliman | George Clifton as Boat Broker | Ross Bickell as Clements | Norman Stuart as Raymond | David Morick as Sgt. Blaine | Richard Lawrence Williams as Curtis | Mickey Gatlin as Ian Reilly | Morgan Farley as Priest
Director: William Wiard

112 :05x15 - The Star (2)

Dec/10/1975
Frank Cannon finds out that Terry is pursued because of some snapshots he took. With the help of the photos Cannon gets in the dark zone between organized crime and high politics. And this becomes extremely dangerous for him.
Guest Stars: John Vernon as Correll | Joan Fontaine as Thelma Cain | Richard Hatch (1) as Terence Robert Cain | David Hedison as David Farnum | Linden Chiles as Ned Hurley | Jack Carter as Hogan | Dana Elcar as John Brinegar | David White (1) as Judge Barnett | Karen Philipp as Sandra | Victoria Thompson as Maria | Dennis Oliveri as Cabby | Scott Ellsworth as News Commentator | Garry Walberg as Room Clerk | Bernie Kuby as Counterman | Brian Culhane as Asner | Mary O'Brien as Marilee Burton | Michael McGuire as Tom Shaw | Richard Bakalyan as Deiter | Paul Cavonis as Gino Castagna | Frank Christi as Lopez | Ben Frank as Det.Lt. Bernie Hutton | Jonathan Goldsmith (1) as Gleason | Richard Caine as Taliman | George Clifton as Boat Broker | Ross Bickell as Clements | Norman Stuart as Raymond | David Morick as Sgt. Blaine | Richard Lawrence Williams as Curtis | Mickey Gatlin as Ian Reilly | Morgan Farley as Priest
Director: William Wiard

113 :05x16 - The Games Children Play

Dec/17/1975
Cannon is hired when the only witness to a robbery is a young child who blames an Arabian heir for the crime.
Guest Stars: Thaao Penghlis as Yanni Psalidas | Fritz Weaver as Mr. Shumann | Norman Fell as Carl | Charles Drake as Dr. Martin Larkin | Herbie Furlong as Johnny | Paul Jenkins as Martin Spetler | Janet G. Montgomery as Ruth Malin | Vince Martorano as Boruff | Tony Cristino as Russo | Scott Ellsworth as Newscaster | Shirley O'Hara as Nurse | Joan Howard Maurer as Prince Ahmad El Mussein | George Planco as Foreman | Tony Gaznick as Man | Philip Larson as Det. Henderson | Ric Carrott as Policeman
Director: William Wiard
Story: Jack Turley | Teleplay: Albert Aley

114 :05x17 - The Reformer

Jan/07/1976
Cannon is hired when a crusading newspaper editor is found near a dead body, while drunk and unconscious in a hotel room.
Guest Stars: Ed Fury as 1st Patrolman | Tim O'Connor as James Matthews | Ramon Bieri as Capt. Styles | Patricia Smith (1) as Emily Matthews | Otis Young as Kasiman Grant | Wallace Rooney as Blair Simmons | Reid Cruickshanks as Sgt. Holden | Barney Phillips as Police Officer | John Dullaghan as Mitch | James Nusser as Ryan | Steve Pendleton as Businessman | Marla Carlis as Hooker | Jette Seear as Karla Novakovitch | Lawrence Pressman as Kent Brady
Director: Lawrence Dobkin

115 :05x18 - House of Cards

Jan/14/1976
The accountant of Eden corporation has disappeared. And along with him three million dollars. Does unscrupulous branch manager Sheffield have have to do with the plot? Cannon comes across a discovery and suddenly local reporter Julie Foster also plays an important role.

116 :05x19 - Revenge

Jan/21/1976
Cannon is haunted by the memories of his time in the Korean War.
Guest Stars: Kathleen O'Malley as Secretary | Jesse Dixon as Ho Nan | Gary Merrill as Andrew McGill | Frank DeKova as Lucius Delgado | Hari Rhodes as Police Lt. Dexter | Bert Freed as General Beardsley | Noah Keen as Jake Froemmer | Bartlett Robinson as Col. Ritchie | Jim Secrest as Doctor | Florence Sundstrom as Sgt. Mary | Clay Tanner as Capt. Middleman | Jason Johnson as Desk Clerk | James Lydon as Capt. Clawson | Bret Morrison as Judge | Scott Wells as Policeman | Andre De La Roche as Dao Lon | Jack Thibeau as Lt. Hobbes

117 :05x20 - Cry Wolf

Jan/28/1976
A kidnapping with shady overtones compels a millionaire to hire Cannon for the investigation.
Guest Stars: Ralph Bellamy as Benjamin Holbrook | Gary Lockwood as Mark Terrence | John David Carson as Benjy Holbrook III | Maria Grimm as Julie Armendez | James Keats as Jo Anne's brother | Laura Hippe as Jo Anne Wallace | Michael Ebert as Gene Bernard | Leonard Stone as Sammy Elias | Carl Benson as Glidden | Sterling Swanson as Lt. Nugent | Emilio Delgado as Dr. Guiterrez | George Margo as Police Sgt. Donner | Richard Ford Grayling as Sgt. Fisher | Joseph D'Alessio as Messenger
Director: Lawrence Dobkin
Story: Carey Wilber | Teleplay: Stephen Kandel

118 :05x21 - Quasar Kill

Feb/04/1976
Cannon investigates the mysterious death of a scientist who was killed by a laser beam.
Guest Stars: W.T. Zacha as Guard | Andrew Duggan as Dr. Laurence | Eric Braeden as Carl Bruckner | Keene Curtis as Sam | Helen Weston as Mrs. Golden | Joshua Bryant as Professor Egan | James Gammon as Sheriff Ryder | Peter Brandon as Dr. John Golden | Virgil Frye as Deputy Sheriff | Owen Bush as Joe | Barry Cahill as Congressman Manly | Barry Delaney as Tony D'Angelo | Drew Denbaum as Bill | Stewart Steinberg as First Technician
Director: William Wiard

119 :05x22 - Snap Shot

Feb/11/1976
Cannon investigates when a former hitman seems to now be on someones wanted list.
Guest Stars: Robert Loggia as Johnny Behr | Madlyn Rhue as Phyllis Behr | Hari Rhodes as Lt. Dexter | Charles Knox Robinson as Ernie | Michael J. Margetta as Allan Behr | Gabelo Patashu as Borelli | Reed Diamond as Mark | Paul Lukather as Dr. Andrew Stone | Karmin Murcelo as Dr. Galavan | Ray Stewart as Hitman | Don Ross as Hotel Clerk | Jon Clemmer as Coach | Janice Durkin as Receptionist | Phil Hoover as Police Officer | Michael Masters as Bodyguard
Director: Michael Caffey

120 :05x23 - Point After Death

Feb/18/1976
Cannon investigates the shooting death of the girlfriend of a former basketball star.
Guest Stars: Richard A. Dysart as Hartford Dunne | Antoinette Bower as Karen Jennings | Scott Hylands as Joe Gantry | Peggy McCay as Nancy Strickland | Frank March as Col. Elliott Strickland | Richard O'Brien (2) as Coach Landon | Jo Anne Meredith as Eva Dunne | Steve Gravers as Det. Lt. Sam Blaine | Heather Lowe as Dory | Larry Carroll (1) as Sportscaster | Lee Duncan (1) as Player #24 | Prentiss Molden as Harris | Joann Hicks as Laurie Strickland | Mel Allen (2) as Guard

121 :05x24 - Blood Lines

Feb/25/1976
Cannon is hired by the wealthy family of a young man, who is assumed to have died from an accidental death in Acapulco.
Guest Stars: Robert Drivas as Unknown | Nancy Kovack as Unknown | Titos Vandis as Unknown | Pepe Serna as Unknown | Victor Holchak as Unknown | Frank Aletter as Unknown | Carlos Romero as Unknown | Picos Van Dies as Narak Sr. | Joe Maross as Kelly | Robert Hays as Michael Narak | Priscilla Barnes as Linda | William Sylvester (1) as Elliot Markham | Ava Readdy as Darla | Alma Beltran as Eugenia | Eduard Ricard as Bell Captain | Judee Morton as Maid | Leslie Moonves as Pascual | Bruce M. Fischer as Director | Mark Schneider as George | Toni Barrell as Secretary
Director: David Whorf

122 :05x25 - Mad Man

Mar/03/1976
Cannon is hired to investigate when an Army researcher seems to have gone insane for no obvious reason. Another cry for help comes out of Cannon's past. A girl he once knew is concerned about her husband's -he's a research scientist- fits of irrational behavior. they touch on mind-boggling drugs here, a topical subject.
Guest Stars: Simon Scott as General Stevenson | Peter Mark Richman as Col. Roy Haggard | Claire Brennen as Janet Grovner | Alan Bergmann as Wilson Grovner | William Watson (2) as Sgt. Buck Martin | Charles Aidman as Dr. Danvers | Quinn Redeker as Ben | Mwako Cumbuka as Cpl. Powell | Mark Thomas (1) as Capt. Caivete | Marvin Dean Stewart as MP Corporal | Darlene Duralia as Nurse
Director: William Wiard
Warning: Cannon guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Mystery
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 14, 1971
Ended: March 03, 1976
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