The adventures of Sam Cade, sheriff of rural Madrid County.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Glenn Ford ...  Sam Cade 24 episodes, 1971-1972
Edgar Buchanan ...  J.J. Jackson / ... 24 episodes, 1971-1972
Taylor Lacher Taylor Lacher ...  Arlo Pritchard 24 episodes, 1971-1972
Victor Campos Victor Campos ...  Rudy Davillo 22 episodes, 1971-1972
Peter Ford Peter Ford ...  Pete 20 episodes, 1971-1972
Betty Ann Carr ...  Betty Ann Sundown / ... 15 episodes, 1971-1972
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Sam Cade is the tough but sensitive sheriff of sprawling Madrid County located somewhere in the American Southwest. Between chases and shootouts, episodes deal with a number of relevant '70s issues such as the plight of the American Indian. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Glenn Ford as Sam Cade, A Sheriff in the New West. With Edgar Buchanan as His Deputy.

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1971 (USA) See more »

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Sam Cade See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(24 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

Two episodes released to television as film entitled "Marshal From Madrid." See more »

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Featured in O.J. Simpson: Juice on the Loose (1974) See more »

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CBS was Problem With this series
7 October 2007 | by DKosty123See all my reviews

This series has a strong cast & good production. What happened that it ran so short a time? CBS was a big piece of the problem. This series was on the network which had given itself a black eye with the over hyped western dud Lancer. After such a terrible entry, folks ignored this entry because they were afraid it would be just as bad.

Then, CBS put it on late Sunday evenings. This time slot back in the three network days was a kiss of death for almost any program. As a matter of fact, Johnny Carson's quip concerning this show in a monologue on The Tonight Show then: "According to the latest Nielson ratings it dismayed CBS to find out that more than 90 percent of households tuned to Cades County on Sunday nights are using the program as a night light." Carsons pot shot at the show is a little cruel, but the program was canceled in one season.


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