Cannon (1971–1976)
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Bloodlines 

The nephew of a tycoon commits suicide, but he suspects foul play and hires Cannon to investigate.

Director:

David Whorf

Writers:

Robert C. Dennis (teleplay), Anthony Spinner (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Conrad ... Frank Cannon
Nancy Kovack ... Charlotte Frawley (as Nancy Mehta)
Titos Vandis ... Sosa Narak
Frank Aletter ... Kyle Parrish
Joe Maross ... Lt. Charlie Kelly
Robert Drivas ... Andreas Narak
Victor Holchak ... Fred Carson
Pepe Serna ... Diego Serra
Carlos Romero Carlos Romero ... Captain Landivar
Alma Beltran ... Eugenia
William Sylvester ... Elliot Markham
Robert Hays ... Michael Narak
Ava Readdy Ava Readdy ... Darla
Eduardo Ricard Eduardo Ricard ... Bell Captain
Judee Morton Judee Morton ... Marian
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The nephew of a tycoon commits suicide, but he suspects foul play and hires Cannon to investigate.

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1976 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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First credited appearance of Priscilla Barnes. At the same time this aired, she was also the Penthouse Pet for March 1976, using the pseudonym of Joann Witty. See more »

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Cannon's been taking cases from a lot of unsavory folks lately.
19 August 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In season five (the final season) of "Cannon", the detective seemed to take a lot of cases from unsavory people...quite a departure from the previous seasons. In one case ("Snapshot") everyone involved was awful...especially his client. Here in "Bloodlines", his client is essentially scum. It's odd, as before he had such high ideals....but here in the fifth season he's consorting with some wicked folks!

This episode begins with a young man (Robert Hays) deliberately jumps off a cliff in Acapulco to his death. His billionaire father insists that the young man was NOT suicidal and someone else is to blame. When Cannon cannot find anyone to blame, the man decides to make up a scapegoat. Why would the young man kill himself and why create a patsy?

I would love to tell you more about the reasons for the death...but it would give away too much of the plot. Suffice to say, it was pretty shocking for 1976! A very good episode and the final film or TV appearance by the lovely Nancy Kovacks, as she apparently retired to be the wife of the brilliant musician, Zubin Mehta. It's also among the last films of Robert Drivas, who died a decade later from AIDS...and he was only 50. Overall, a very good penultimate episode...one worth your time.


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