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Cannon: The Star (1)

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.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x14
Airdate: Wednesday December 10th, 1975

Director: William Wiard
Writer: Margaret Armen


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Guest Stars
Ben Frank
As Det. Lt. Bernie Hutton
Recurring
Bernie Kuby
As Counterman
Recurring
Brian Culhane
As Asner
Recurring
Dana Elcar
As John Brinegar
Recurring
David Hedison
As David Farnum
Recurring
David Morick
As Sgt. Blaine
Recurring
David White (1)
As Judge Barnett
Recurring
Dennis Oliveri
As Cabby
Recurring
Frank Christi
As Lopez
Recurring
Garry Walberg
As Room Clerk
Recurring
George Clifton
As Boat Broker
Recurring
Hank Brandt
As Lt. James
Recurring
Joan Fontaine
As Thelma Cain
Recurring
John Carter
As Hogan
Recurring
John Vernon
As Correll
Recurring
Jonathan Goldsmith (1)
As Gleason
Recurring
Karen Philipp
As Sandra
Recurring
Linden Chiles
As Ned Hurley
Recurring
Mary O'Brien
As Marilee Burton
Recurring
Mickey Gatlin
As Ian Reilly
Recurring
Morgan Farley
As Priest
Recurring
Norman Stuart
As Raymond
Recurring
Paul Bryar
As Wilson
Recurring
Paul Cavonis
As Gino Castagna
Recurring
Richard Caine
As Taliman
Recurring
Richard Hatch (1)
As Terence Robert Cain
Recurring
Richard Lawrence Williams
As Curtis
Recurring
Ross Bickell
As Clements
Recurring
Scott Ellsworth
As News Commentator
Recurring
Victoria Thompson
As Maria
Recurring
Main Cast
William Conrad
As Frank Cannon
Warning: Cannon season 5 episode 14 guide may contain spoilers
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