Cannon (1971–1976)
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The Rip Off 

A professional thief breaks into Frank's apartment and steals all of his furniture, including his file cabinet.


George McCowan


Edward Hume (developed for television by), Douglas Day Stewart




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Conrad ... Frank Cannon
George Maharis ... Paul Stubber
Gene Andrusco ... Justin Stubber
Stefanie Powers ... Renee Stubber
Robert Mandan ... Gordon Kraeler
Martin Braddock Martin Braddock ... Morrison
Kathleen Freeman ... Mama Abner
Lee de Broux ... Henry Abner
Barney Phillips ... Sharkley
Sam Chew Jr. Sam Chew Jr. ... Tom Harwin
Frank Parker ... Interrogating Police Officer (as Brett Parker)
Max Gail ... Eddie Abner (as Max Gail Jr.)
Susan French ... Cannon's Answering Service
Jeanne Bates ... Stubber's Secretary
David Toll David Toll


A professional thief breaks into Frank's apartment and steals all of his furniture, including his file cabinet.

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

1 November 1972 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The instrumentation panel sitting on the desk in the railroad office with all the blinking lights is the same as one of the instrument clusters on the Jupiter 2 used in Lost In Space. See more »


Frank Cannon: Now why don't you tell me the name of the man.
Gordon Kraeler: C'mon, c'mon!
Frank Cannon: I suppose you never heard of Paul Stubber, huh?
Henry Abner: Yeah, isn't he the guy that plays shortstop for the Dodgers?
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Once again, we see the soft side of Frank Cannon.
20 July 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This episode of "Cannon" begins with Frank returning home to find his possessions gone--all of them. It seems that a hood that Cannon has investigating has taken a dislike to the detective and ordered the robbery. Plus, the robbery would hide the real purpose--to get to Cannon's personal files. Cannon, not surprisingly, is furious and immediately knows who was behind this, Paul Stubber (George Maharis)--but proving it is another thing.

The trail for Cannon heads to Stubber's ex-wife, Renee (Stephanie Powers). She, too, has run afoul of Paul's wrath and she's in the middle of a huge custody battle for their son. Frank takes to the boy and it was nice to see this gentler side to the detective. However, this is dangerous as Paul hates them both--and there's really no limit to his wrath.

As I mentioned above, you see a gentler and kind side of Frank Cannon in this one--something you did occasionally see on the show. This humanized his character a lot and made the show very likable. Overall, well worth seeing--and one of the better shows in the series.

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