Show Type: Western/Police Drama

First Telecast: September 19, 1971

Last Telecast: September 4, 1972

September 1971 - August 1972, Sunday 9:30-10:30 on CBS

August 1972 - September 1972, Monday 10:00-11:00 on CBS


Sam Cade..... Glenn Ford

J.J. Jackson..... Edgar Buchanan

Arlo Pritchard..... Taylor Lacher

Rudy Davillo..... Victor Campos

Pete..... Peter Ford

Joannie Little Bird (1971)..... Sandra Ego

Betty Ann Sundown..... Betty Ann Carr


Sprawling Madrid County, California was the setting for this contemporary Western/police drama. Sheriff Sam Cade, based in the town of Madrid, was responsible for law enforcement throughout the county. He was assisted by veteran deputy J.J. Jackson and three younger deputies, Arlo, Rudy and Pete. Sandra Ego initially had the role of police dispatcher but was replaced early on by Betty Ann Carr. Both of them were American Indians. The role of Pete, one of Cade's young deputies, was played by the son of Glenn Ford, the show's star.