Cannon (1971–1976)
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The Dead Samaritan 

A bystander is charged after he sees a woman being assaulted by a businessman, he intervenes, and the businessman dies of a heart attack. But was it a set-up?

Director:

Jerry Jameson

Writers:

Edward Hume (developed for television by), Stephen Kandel (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Conrad ... Frank Cannon
Arlene Golonka ... Melissa 'BJ' Franklin
Michael Witney Michael Witney ... Beau
Barbara Babcock ... Ruth Gardner
David Hedison ... Gordon Bell
Beverlee McKinsey ... Rita Bell
William Sargent William Sargent ... Lt. Driscoll
Dean Harens ... Tony Nevins
Stuart Nisbet ... Charlie Teeter
Priscilla Morrill ... Head of Model Agency
Paul Micale Paul Micale ... Man fishing on pier
Vincent Van Lynn Vincent Van Lynn ... Dan Selden
Bill Erwin ... Dr. Samuel Calvert
Shirley O'Hara ... Miss Morelli
Stephen Nardi Stephen Nardi
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A bystander is charged after he sees a woman being assaulted by a businessman, he intervenes, and the businessman dies of a heart attack. But was it a set-up?

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1973 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The title "The Dead Samaritan", is a play on the term "Good Samaritan", referring to a person who, acting in good faith, take action to help when people are in peril, ill or incapacitated. See more »

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Unusual coincidences...
11 May 2019 | by perro315-1See all my reviews

I see that, according to IMDB, the exceptionally pretty, high-pitched voiced Arlene Golonka not only appeared in an episode of "Cannon" titled "The Dead Samaritan" , but, also---several years later---in an episode of "The New Dragnet" also titled "Dead Samaritan" ! Kind of like how Hall of Fame super-gorgeous actress Sherry Jackson once appeared in a "Maverick" episode titled " Red Dog", then, several years later, in a "Rockford Files" episode titled " The Real Easy Red Dog"!


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