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.
Cade's County Season 1 (1971-1972)
|1x01 Homecoming |
A grand jury witness against a mobster charged with murder is killed in broad daylight at the Madrid County courthouse, leaving Sheriff Sam Cade and one of his deputies as the only ...
|Sep. 19, 1971|
|1x02 Company Town |
Sheriff Cade searches for a bail-jumper in a tightly-knit mining town in the county's outskirts. He runs into a wall of silence about the man from residents fearful of the town boss, ...
|Sep. 26, 1971|
|1x03 Safe Deposit |
Cade and Arlo are captured and locked in a tower by six men planning a bank robbery.
|Oct. 03, 1971|
|1x04 Crisscross |
A ranch hand is found stabbed to death after a barroom brawl, and the main suspect is the young Mexican co-worker he had been harassing. But Cade soon finds that the murder involves ...
|Oct. 10, 1971|
|1x05 Violent Echo |
A young man is scheduled to be executed in a few days for the murder of his girlfriend eight years earlier, and Sheriff Cade, who has always believed in his innocence, tries to find ...
|Oct. 24, 1971|
|1x06 Gray Wolf |
A former deputy who is part Native American continues to elude Cade who is tracking the fugitive wanted for murder.
|Oct. 31, 1971|
|1x07 The Armageddon Contract |
Cade has to stop a man from sabotaging a missile site with the intention of setting off a nuclear warhead.
|Nov. 07, 1971|
|1x08 The Mustangers |
A hunter involved with the illegal capture and sale of wild horses leads Cade and his deputies on a harrowing chase.
|Nov. 14, 1971|
|1x09 Delegate at Large |
While attending a convention in Los Angeles, J.J. recognizes one of two fugitive brothers whom he had dealt with earlier in Madrid. After alerting Cade, he is then taken hostage by ...
|Nov. 21, 1971|
|1x10 A Gun for Billy |
A crazed young gunslinger believes he is the reincarnation of Billy the Kid.
|Nov. 28, 1971|
|1x11 Requiem for Miss Madrid |
Madrid County's beauty queen is found murdered, and the main suspect is a rodeo rider who had been seeing her. But Cade has doubts about the reliability of the main witness against ...
|Dec. 12, 1971|
|1x12 The Alien Land |
The foreman of a major rancher is killed, and his boss insists that the killer is the young Middle Eastern oil heir who's been dating his daughter. But Cade believes the answer lies ...
|Dec. 19, 1971|
|1x13 Shakedown |
J.J. is shot and seriously wounded after he stops a motorist and discovers that he is transporting a shipment of gold. Cade goes undercover as the insurance investigator who found both ...
|Jan. 09, 1972|
|1x14 One Small, Acceptable Death |
Two derelicts are chased after witnessing a major industrialist being transported after suffering a stroke. One of the derelicts is later found dead, and the businessman's associates ...
|Jan. 16, 1972|
|1x15 The Brothers |
Cade and his deputies know that something is being planned, though their only clues are a stolen barricade, a toy pistol, a syringe, pieces of muzzling, and the theft of a station wagon. ...
|Jan. 23, 1972|
|1x16 Slay Ride: Part 1 |
A local businessman and the mayor's daughter are found dead after the truck they were in goes over a cliff. The man died from the accident, but the girl was strangled with a bead necklace. ...
|Jan. 30, 1972|
|1x17 Slay Ride: Part 2 |
Even though Willie Ball has confessed and been sentenced for the murders, Cade does not believe him, feeling that he only confessed to draw attention to the cause of Indian rights. ...
|Feb. 06, 1972|
|1x18 Dead Past |
A recent parolee is murdered near a bus stop. Cade soon learns that the man was associated with a friend of his, a local archaeologist who soon disappears on a dive in a tribal wel ...
|Feb. 13, 1972|
|1x19 Inferno |
Former football star Leo Rand, now running his family's department store, appears to be the personal target of vandalism, but actually the man doing the vandalism is working for Rand ...
|Feb. 20, 1972|
|1x20 Ragged Edge |
A little girl is kidnapped in order to force Cade, who is dating the child's widowed mother, into releasing a drug pusher who is in his jail awaiting trial.
|Feb. 27, 1972|
|1x21 Jessie |
Cade and his deputies investigate a burglary at the home of a rancher, but nothing is missing and no one seems to know what the burglar was after. Then the rancher is murdered, and ...
|Mar. 12, 1972|
|1x22 Blackout |
An art student has been forging fake works of art.
|Mar. 19, 1972|
|1x23 The Fake |
A former mobster is targeted for death by gangsters who create a power blackout to disable his estate's security system.
|Mar. 26, 1972|
|1x24 The Witness |
An old Indian witnesses a ruthless trapper killing a man, but refuses to identify the killer, fearing it will only lead to more violence. He still maintains this belief even after the ...
|Apr. 09, 1972|
|1x25 The Marshall of Madrid |
An oil distributor leads a band of smugglers who are brought to justice by law enforcement.
|Apr. 16, 1972|
|1x26 Sam Cade |
California Sheriff Sam Cade (Glenn Ford) does whatever is necessary to protect the people living in his county, but the tables are turned when he hears of a murder plot in which he ...
|Apr. 23, 1972|
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