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Cannonball 

The adventures of a pair of long-haul truck drivers as they haul cargo all over the US and Canada.

Creator:

Robert Maxwell
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1   Unknown  
1959   1958   Unknown  

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Paul Birch ...  Mike Malone 46 episodes, 1958-1959
William Campbell ...  Jerry Austin 46 episodes, 1958-1959
Beth Lockerbie Beth Lockerbie ...  Mary Malone / ... 19 episodes, 1958-1959
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The adventures of a pair of long-haul truck drivers as they haul cargo all over the US and Canada.

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Adventure | Drama

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The lyrics to the series' theme song are: Barrelin' down the highway, Wheelin' right along. Hear the tires hummin', Hummin' out a song. The rumble of the diesel, The shiftin' of the gears. The rhythm when he's rollin', It's music to his ears. Cannon-ba--ll!, Cannon-ba--ll! Any kind of weather, Any time of day. When the rig is ready, He'll be on his way. He'll carry any cargo, He'll go anywhere. Name the destination, And brother he'll be there. Cannon-ba--ll!, Cannon-ba--ll. See more »

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Cannonball
Words and music by Merle Haggard
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Oh what a show that was.
8 May 2004 | by chris-1631See all my reviews

It was over 40 years ago but the theme was one that stuck in my mind. I can remember most of the words to the theme which went thus - Cannon b a a a l, Cannon b a a a l, In any kind of weather, On any kind of day, When the rig is ready, He'll be on his way, He'll carry any cargo, He'll go any where, Just name the destination and brother he'll be there, Cannon b a a a l, cannon b a a a l.

The show always went out late in the U.K. "about 10pm". It was usually the last programme before the little white dot appeared in the centre of the screen. I can remember my mum liked Jerry the co driver. I wish it was back on. If anyone gets hold of the theme I would love to hear it again. Thanks.


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Country:

UK | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1958 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Mike Malone See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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