Cannon (1971–1976)
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Memo from a Dead Man 

After swerving down a mountain road for several miles, Walter Shaw drives his Jaguar sedan into a ravine and is killed. By the terms of his will, Cannon is hired to determine if one of his beneficiaries was responsible.

Director:

Richard Donner

Writers:

Robert C. Dennis, Edward Hume (developed for television by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
William Conrad ... Frank Cannon
Martin Sheen ... Christopher Grant
Sheila Larken ... Jennifer Shaw
Robert Webber ... Barney Shaw
Dennis Redfield ... Dale Shaw
John Carter ... Sheriff Egerton
Regis Cordic ... McPherson
Lee Paul Lee Paul ... Debt Collector
Corinne Cole Corinne Cole ... Sigrid Nielsen
James Oliver James Oliver ... Ernie
Bob Golden Bob Golden
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After swerving down a mountain road for several miles, Walter Shaw drives his Jaguar sedan into a ravine and is killed. By the terms of his will, Cannon is hired to determine if one of his beneficiaries was responsible.

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1973 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The helicopter seen is a Hughes 500 (model 369) (which is now known as the McDonnell-Douglas MD530F) chartered from Western Helicopters. See more »

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Not all of this made sense...but it IS entertaining.
13 April 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Something very peculiar has happened. Cannon's been invited to the reading of a will...and he never knew the deceased!! The lawyer explains this is because the will has a very strange clause...that a private investigator investigate his death to make 100% certain that the beneficiaries were not responsible for his death! Cannon accepts the case and his fee is to be $25,000!

The most interesting thing about this case is that the show strongly implies that one of the characters is gay...something VERY unusual for the 1970s. Apart from that, the story is pretty standard though confusing. And, why would the killer admit to the killings when there really isn't any solid proof? Too much didn't make sense but the episode is nonetheless entertaining. Not a great episode...but worth your time.


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