Cannonball Featured (Series) (1958-1959)

Cannonball
Cannonball was a series of half-hour family dramas about the adventures of two truckers who hauled freight on the highways of Canada and the U.S.A. American actors Paul Birch and William Campbell played the lead roles of Mike Malone and Jerry Austin and Canadian talent played the supporting roles. The thirty-nine episodes were also syndicated in the United States, and also sold to Australian and British television.
After the series ended the Cannonball GM was one of the first rental trucks in Toronto then it was sold to Stone Cartage in Toronto. The series was also featured in Canadian Transportation Magazine in Oct, 1958. The truck was built in Lordsville, Ohio.

Cast:
Paul Birch .... Mike Malone
William Campbell .... Jerry Austin
Beth Lockerbie .... Mary Malone
Howard Milsom .... Harry Butler
Steve Barringer .... Butch Malone
Beth Morris .... Ginny Malone


Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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byClick here to see the profile of this user Richard804, December 21, 2008
I found two full episodes at TV4U.com which you can view.
byClick here to see the profile of this user tvarchive.ca, January 19, 2008
i don't know anything about trucks, but it says what looks like GMC Diesel 660 by the door of the truck if that helps
byjjohn hall, January 19, 2008
please can you tell me the make of the truck in this great programe me and my brother were driving lorries in the 50s never got to find out what make of truck was and where i can get a picture of the truck as we still make model lorries scaled down to size thanks alot
byhenry, December 5, 2007
You can get 4 episodes at www.robertsvideos.com
byjimmy mancinelli, October 8, 2007
yes i would also like to see this released, as this was the movie that inspired a 9 year old on the path of trucking for most of his life. i imagine it had an impact on quite a few lives in a positive way as it did mine. the release of this series would bring me back full circle with fond memories.
bystuart wilson, August 29, 2007
If ITC have th copies it would be great for them to be released on DVD, however I expect that the cost of copy production would far outweigh the return on sales to interested people like ourselves.
I have been luck to see two episodes sent to me by a friend in Canada, although they have not aged well they are still viewable and brought back many memories of watching it as a truck/lorry mad boy of 5 or 6 years old.
PLEASE ITC think about releasing these on DVD
byHarry Martino, August 25, 2007
This was a great show. Carlton Studios in England I believe have these episodes stored in their film library somewhere. They aquired them from ITC entertainment out of Studio City Calif.
I wish they would release them if they in fact have them. I was told this by someone at ITC several years ago. I can't verify this info is true. If someone in the TV industry could check on this information and contact me I would be very greatful !! Thank you in advance!!!!!!!!

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