Cannon (1971–1976)
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Deadly Heritage 

Cannon is hired by a woman to find her husband's illegitimate son, who is bitter that he grew up in an orphanage instead of with her wealthy family.


Seymour Robbie


Edward Hume (developed for television by), Robert Lewin


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Episode cast overview:
William Conrad ... Frank Cannon
Beverly Garland ... Cecilia Thatcher
John Anderson ... Major Bliss
Lynne Marta ... Lorna Newcomb
David Macklin ... Martin Newcomb
Glynn Turman ... Jamal
Larry Golden Larry Golden ... Jessie Bliss
Kathryn Reynolds Kathryn Reynolds ... Lt. Rea Eller
Olive Dunbar ... Mary
Margaret Fairchild Margaret Fairchild ... Orphanage director
Bill Zuckert ... Reverend
Herman Poppe
Craig Ludwin Craig Ludwin


Cannon is hired by a woman to find her husband's illegitimate son, who is bitter that he grew up in an orphanage instead of with her wealthy family.

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

21 March 1973 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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When Jamal is at Cannon's home, Cannon takes a pie out of the oven. As he takes the pie out he mentions how hot the pie is (as it should be). The first problem is that Cannon does not let the pie cool off. He begins to cut it right away. The second problem is that as hot as that pie is claimed to be, Cannon is able to cut a perfect slice for Jamal. The slice is not melted or sloppy. The third problem is that once Jamal accepts the slice on a plate, Jamal immediately begins to take a bite with a fork. Jamal does not let the slice cool off. And on top of that, Jamal shows no signs of the bite of pie burning his mouth. See more »

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What happened to Jamal?!?!
7 September 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I enjoyed "Deadly Heritage". However, it had one serious flaw. By the end of the episode, everyone seems happy and all is right with the world...but what about Jamal? The show begins with a rich woman telling she wants Cannon to locate her long-lost step-son. As a baby, he was apparently placed in an orphanage and it was, according to her, the result of an illicit affair between her husband and some bimbo. However, as Cannon investigates, he thinks she isn't telling the whole story--and the young man, who he locates, is also potentially hiding something as well. But, the lady abruptly pays off Cannon and closes the case after Cannon locates the guy--but Frank thinks there is MUCH more going on here. So, he decides to find a new client, Jamal (Glynn Turman) and take his case--as the case ALSO is related to the other case. Unfortunately, after Cannon and Jamal do some big-time buddy bonding (this is pretty funny and the highlight of the show), Jamal is nearly killed--and by the time the show ends, you STILL don't know if Jamal is even alive or if he'll recover!! So much for the buddy bonding with Frank! While the conclusion has some nice action, without any resolution to poor Jamal's plight, the show has to lose a point or two. Good but oddly incomplete.

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