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After his wife and child are killed in a car bomb meant for him, Frank Cannon (William Conrad), detective with the Los Angeles Police Department, resigns from the force to become a private investigator. Cruising for justice in his signature Lincoln Continental Mark IV, Cannon makes an effort to take clients from every walk of life, though he charges the rich hefty fees in order to satisfy his penchant for the finer things in life.
- 11/29 3:05AMThe Iceman
"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."
- 11/30 3:05AMThe Victim
"Cannon investigates the story from a beaten woman who's friend, a famous pop singer, has disappeared somewhere in the Hollywood Hills area."
- 12/1 3:05AMThe Man Who Died Twice
"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."
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- Season 1
- Season 2
- Season 3
- Season 4
- Season 5
Ep 1: The Salinas Jackpot
Frank Cannon is called in to investigate a robbery and murder of six people at a rodeo. The police had come up with nothing after six weeks except for the knowledge that there was a film taken of the rodeo at the day of the crime. Cannon believes that there is a possibility that the rodeo clowns may have played a part in the crime and must now learn where the clown suit came from.
Ep 2: Death Chain
The death of a bank manager's mistress leads Cannon into a case of murder and betrayal.
Ep 3: Call Unicorn
Cannon goes undercover as a truck driver to investigate a series of hijackings.
Ep 4: Country Blues
Cannon is hired to investigate when a famous singer is killed in a plane crash. But for some reason, his family is not cooperating and wants the case closed quickly.
Ep 5: Scream of Silence
Young Charles Lassiter has been kidnapped and the crime seems to be an inside job. But when Charles escapes, he must be silenced before he can reveal who the kidnapper was.
Ep 6: Fool's Gold
The townspeople of the deserted city of Julien, create a conspiracy by using stolen money as a means to make their area look like a boomtown again.
Ep 7: The Girl in the Electric Coffin
A search for a missing girl leads Frank into a case of murder and a romantic triangle when Cannon is hired by the child's mother.
Ep 8: Dead Pigeon
A murderer has blamed his crime on a innocent cop and Cannon is out to prove who the real killer is.
Ep 9: A Lonely Place to Die
A syndicate boss may just be next in line to be murdered when Cannon investigates a case involving a triple homicide.
Ep 10: No Pockets in a Shroud
When an heir of a millionaire who prefers to live like a hermit is discovered to be missing, Cannon in hired to investigate and uncovers a mysterious case of murder and embezzlement. But the case is hampered by the hermit's attorney.
Ep 11: Stone Cold Dead
The reopening of the cold case of a salesgirl reveals that a bicycle she sold may be a clue to her death.
Ep 12: Death Is a Double Cross
Cannon is hired to be a bodyguard for the daughter of a broker and his grandchildren, but is drawn in when the broker reveals that he believes his son in law is involved in a murder.
Ep 13: The Nowhere Man
An accountant wants to teach the world a lesson about the production of a deadly nerve gas when he steals a can of the substance.
Ep 14: Flight Plan
A political refugee gets a unwilling helping hand from Frank when he creates a change of identity to help flee the country.
Ep 15: Devil's Playground
A former motorcycle officer who was disabled when a thief tried to steal the payroll from an armored car, seeks Frank's help for the purpose of exacting his revenge.
Ep 16: Treasure of San Ignacio
Stolen precious artifacts from a church in Mexico, has Cannon in search of three suspects.
Ep 17: Blood on the Vine
A doctor who is conducting a medical research project at the state prison is the victim of harassment.
Ep 18: To Kill a Guinea Pig
Cannon discovers that a man is posing as the son of a wine maker is likely the suspect of the three death attempts already tried against his "father."
Ep 19: The Island Caper
An ex-con is threatened when his safe cracking skills are needed for a theft of 1 million dollars.
Ep 20: A Deadly Quiet Town
The parents of a teen girl hire Cannon when they discover a charismatic young man is trying to lure their daughter into a cult.
Ep 21: A Flight of Hawks
A suicide by a pilot leads to the discovery of a plan by a mercenary group to launch a coup of a small African country.
Ep 22: The Torch
Cannon is hired by a man who is charged with arson and murder by burning down his textile company which killed his wife who was trapped inside.
Ep 23: Cain's Mark
Cannon is hired when a young brother of a gun manufacturer and collector vanishes from sight.
Ep 24: Murder by Moonlight
A young convict is being harassed by a prisoner who is running a gambling operation inside of the lock up.
Ep 1: Bad Cats and Sudden Death
Public prosecutor Mike Arnold needs Cannon's help. He is suspected of the murder of his wife. His problem: Dubious friends want him to finish a corruption investigation.
Ep 2: Sky Above, Death Below
A trade union boss dies in the mountains of Colorado. His daughter believes it was murder and hires Cannon to investigate. While the detective is inspecting of the scene someone pursues him.
Ep 3: Bitter Legion
A paramilitary troop wants to rob the income of a football stadium. In search of one of the gangsters Cannon approaches the gang and pretends to want to take part in the foray.
Ep 4: That Was No Lady
Lawyer Jane Butler is threatened. She is told to give up the defense of two burglars. When the menace becomes incendiary the lady begins to fret. Jane asks for Cannon's help.
Ep 5: Stakeout
Ep 6: The Predators
Frank Cannon believes that this time he has accepted a peaceful job. He must protect the bar of a friend, Millie Carroll, against robberies. However, suddenly he finds himself amid a complex love story.
Ep 7: A Long Way Down
An illegal immigrant from Mexico has died in a coyote's case. Sheep grower Rita McBain is accused of the deed. Cannon must prove Rita's innocence and deal with a human smuggler ring.
Ep 8: The Rip-Off
Dr. Simeon is accused by orderly Duran of stealing drugs in the Metropolitan Hospital . Cannon has to find out whether this is right.
Ep 9: Child of Fear
Paul Stubber taps the computer of the railroad company to be able to rob cars with valuable goods. However, nothing can be proved against him. Cannon finds Stubber's weak spot: The crook fights for the right to keep his son.
Ep 10: The Shadow Man
Frank Cannon is hired to search missing rancher Dale Lucas following his wife's order. He notes that the guard service of the ranch has been replaced.
Ep 11: Hear No Evil
Reporter Molly Stoner needs the help of her friend Frank Cannon. The police wants to take her in coercive detention. Molly affirms that infamous gangster Benje Canto has been murdered. Yet her source cannot be revealed.
Ep 12: The Endangered Species
Bill Coates, Cannon's old friend, a boat builder, finds himself charged in his son's hunting-accident death. Unbeknown to Coates his lawyer is the man behind the homicide.
Ep 13: Nobody Beats the House
Cannon faces a mob kingpin threatening the life of a gambler's wife. Toby Hauser has accumulated 200,000 dollars in game debts. When he hides away his wife asks Cannon for help. Toby wants to put everything on a map. This game should be his last. Either he wins, or he dies.
Ep 14: Hard Rock Roller Coaster
Ep 15: The Dead Samaritan
Mrs. Manning, a former policewoman, hires Cannon when her husband becomes the victim of blackmailers. The man is an electrician specialized in wiretapping. Three criminals find that the electrician has recorded one of his conversations.
Ep 16: Death of a Stone Seahorse
A smuggler is attacked by mobsters interested in learning where he has hidden his booty. He escapes in Raymond Durstin's gallery. He turns to Cannon.
Ep 17: Moving Target
A murderer believes there's no other way out than putting the blame of a crime he committed on his sister, a retarded girl.
Ep 18: Murder for Murder
A writer was murdered. His latest book would deal with the biography of an industrialist. Cannon must protect the co-author and investigate the activities of the industrialist.
Ep 19: To Ride a Tiger
Ep 20: The Prisoners
Gordon Bell gets involved in a fight. When his opponent dies, Gordon is arrested and charged with murder. Cannon has to bring the truth to light . The corpulent detective soon discovers that Gordon is only a pawn in a devilish scheme.
Ep 21: The Seventh Grave
Cannon investigates a kidnapping case. The lawyer David Rackham has been abducted. Because he is diabetic and needs a certain drug, Cannon questions the pharmacists of the surroundings.
Ep 22: Catch Me If You Can
A young girl turns up dead at the yacht party thrown by two jet set brothers, Edgar and Norman Bruce. Her father, George Able, wants to exact revenge, but before he can even get close to the siblings he is beaten up by his henchmen. Cannon is hired by Abel's second daughter.
Ep 23: Press Pass to the Slammer
Tim Jardine was persuaded by his friends Amy and Claude to blackmail his father for 50,000 dollars. Nevertheless, Jardine's father is facing bankruptcy and Claude loses his patience and becomes a criminal.
Ep 24: Deadly Heritage
Publisher Quigley asks Cannon for help. He believes that hotel proprietor Rawdon has killed six girls. When the seventh victim is found, however, it's Quigley himself who becomes the prime suspect. A lab assistant manipulates the samples used in the framework of the murders.
Ep 1: He Who Digs a Grave: Part 1
A serial murderer targets Cannon as his next victim. At first, the killer wants to be finally released from his compulsion to kill. Cannon accepts the challenge to help him. But Cannon gets too involved in the maniac's demands.
Ep 2: He Who Digs a Grave: Part 2
A lady journalist is forced to reveal her sources in a murder news or she will go to jail on a contempt charge. She enlist Cannon's service to unravel the murder of a missing excursionist.
Ep 3: Memo from a Dead Man
A rich lady, Cecilia Lasher, hires Cannon to locate the son her husband abandoned years before. She turns to Cannon after being blackmailed and terrorized.
Ep 4: Hounds of Hell
Frank travels to a small ranching town to help out a writer friend charged with a double murder. Frank's only clue is a cryptic note left by the man's wife.
Ep 5: Target in the Mirror
Frank struggles to prove his friend did not commit murder, but someone (the real killer) is working equally hard to thwart him.
Ep 6: Murder by Proxy
A dead man hires Cannon! The man's will requires than an investigator look into his death, so Christopher Grant hires Cannon to see if any of the man's scheming relatives might have helped him to an early exit.
Ep 7: Night Flight to Murder
A man hires Cannon to find out who is using trained dogs to kill the man he served with in Vietnam, and why. It might have something to do with the unit's commanding officer, permanently disabled, perhaps by his own men.
Ep 8: Come Watch Me Die
A mob killer murders Cannon's client. But the killer is someone Cannon will never suspect, and that leaves him unprepared when he is accused of the crime.
Ep 9: The Perfect Alibi
Cannon tries to extract reporter Peggy Angel from a clever frame. Who is the real murderer, and why frame this particular person?
Ep 10: Dead Lady's Tears
When a plane carrying three million in negotiable securities vanishes, the insurance carrier hires Cannon to find out what happened to it.
Ep 11: The Limping Man
A murderer confined to a psychiatric hospital escapes. He's looking for his wife, whom he believes framed him for murder.
Ep 12: Trial by Terror
The victim of a burglary hires Cannon. He's sure he knows who stole $50,000 from his wall safe and only needs Cannon to prove it. The problem is, the suspect was in jail at the time of the robbery!
Ep 13: Murder by the Numbers
After a model ends up dead, the man last seen with her hires Cannon. He insists the girl was alive when he left her, so Cannon starts to dig - and turns up quite a collection of motives.
Ep 14: Valley of the Damned
When a counterfeiting suspect escapes custody, rumors fly that Jim Farragut, the cop in charge of him, succumbed to either greed or cowardice. Jim's an old friend, so Cannon agrees to find a witness Jim claims can prove that he neither took a bribe nor experienced a failure of courage.
Ep 15: A Well Remembered Terror
Ep 16: Arena of Fear
Socialite Doris Hawthorne's fiance disappears. Only then does she learn he was actually married to a Swiss woman, and also a blackmailing extortionist with a long list of enemies, many of whom want his files.
Ep 17: Photo Finish
Frank agrees to look into a murder, convinced the Indian suspect did not commit the crime. His investigation unearths dozens of missing Indians and a drug smuggling ring.
Ep 18: Duel in the Desert
Years earlier, Mel Danvers organized a successful hijacking and walked away with a cool million. But there is a witness: a stewardess. Danvers engineers a campaign of terror to keep her mum, until Cannon puts a stop to it.
Ep 19: Where's Jennifer?
Boxer Ron Johnson's manager convinces him that he killed a man in a barroom brawl, and uses that control to get the fighter to throw a bout so he can collect a fortune in unfair wages. Johnson's fiancee hires Cannon to dig him out from under.
Ep 20: Blood Money
Ep 21: Death of a Hunter
General O'Hara, now a mercenary, hires Cannon to find his brother's killer. But the mercenary knows more than he's admitting, and Cannon finds himself in someone's cross hairs.
Ep 22: The Cure That Kills
Ep 23: Bobby Loved Me
Cannon delivers a ransom, but the deal goes bad and Cannon winds up with no memory of the event, kidnappers on his trail, and people willing to exploit his lack of memory.
Ep 24: Triangle of Terror
Ep 25: The Stalker
Reclusive Virginia McKellar insists her sister did not die five years earlier, as everyone believes, and she'll willing to pay Cannon to prove it.
Ep 1: Kelly's Song
The man who arranged the death of an embezzler cannot find the loot. But Cannon might, when he investigates on behalf of the man framed for the murder. But Cannon's client might be closer to the case than he lets on.
Ep 2: The Hit Man
An expert hunter and gamekeeper dies, mauled to death by a lion that was supposedly tranquilized. His widow hires Cannon to figure out what happened and who is responsible.
Ep 3: Voice from the Grave
"Reverend" Will can heal the sick by the power of faith. Or can he? Either way, his "powers" won't keep a witness to murder from coming forward, and that means... another murder.
Ep 4: Lady in Red
A young dancer who teaches at a lonely hearts club winds up dead. One of his clients hires Cannot to find out who killed him. It isn't long before Frank discovers the dancer was also a con man who had bilked several women out of their life savings. And that lengthens the list of suspects considerably.
Ep 5: The Deadly Trail
Kathy Ackers hires Cannon to find out why her father, a banker, committed suicide at a Caribbean resort. She thinks he was murdered, and wants Cannon to prove it. But the man was embezzling from his own bank, so maybe he did have a motive to kill himself...
Ep 6: The Exchange
Private eyes so rarely get a vacation free of peril, and Cannon is no exception. He goes fishing, little knowing that someone from his police past is hunting him: a murderer determined on revenge for the time he spent in prison.
Ep 7: The Avenger
Ep 8: A Killing in the Family
A former prostitute aids Cannon in an investigation involving mobsters.
Ep 9: Flashpoint
Ep 10: The Man Who Couldn't Forget
Cannon is in a full blown jam when he gets mistaken for the assassin of a bishop.
Ep 11: The Sounds of Silence
Cannon stirs up a hornet's nest worth of trouble after re-opening the case of an old shooting.
Ep 12: The Prisoner
Ep 13: Daddy's Little Girl
Ep 14: The Conspirators
Ep 15: Coffin Corner
Cannon gets hired to be a bodyguard for a courier of securities.
Ep 16: Perfect Fit for a Frame
Ep 17: Killer on the Hill
A military general hires Cannon to find the daughter he put up for adoption years ago but it appears as though someone doesn't want the girl to be found.
Ep 18: Missing at FL307
Ep 19: The Set Up
Ep 20: The Investigator
Ep 21: Lady on the Run
Ep 22: Vengeance
Ep 23: Tomorrow Ends at Noon
Cannon is hired by a Cuban exile to investigate the death of the man's brother at the hands of law enforcement officials.
Ep 24: Search and Destroy
Ep 1: Nightmare
Ep 2: The Deadly Conspiracy
Ep 3: The Wrong Medicine
Ep 4: The Iceman
Ep 5: The Victim
Ep 6: The Man Who Died Twice
Ep 7: A Touch of Venom
Ep 8: Man in the Middle
Ep 9: Fall Guy
Ep 10: The Melted Man
Ep 11: Wedding March
Ep 12: The Hero
Ep 13: To Still the Voice
Ep 14: The Star (1)
Ep 15: The Star (2)
Ep 16: The Games Children Play
Ep 17: The Reformer
Ep 18: House of Cards
Ep 19: Revenge
Ep 20: Cry Wolf
Ep 21: Quasar Kill
Ep 22: Snap Shot
Ep 23: Point After Death
Ep 24: Blood Lines
Ep 25: Mad Man