CBC Television Network


Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1958

Broadcast Medium: Television

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. U.S. actors Paul Birch and William Campbell played Mike Malone and Jerry Austin in this Route 66 on eighteen wheels. Supporting actors included Beth Lockerbie as Mary Malone, with Beth Morris and Steve Barringer as Ginny and Butch Malone. Howard Milsom portrayed dispatcher Harry Butler. Other Canadian character actors who appeared in the show included Ruth Springford, Alfie Scopp, Sylvia Lennick, Eric House, and Cy Mack. Executive Producer Robert Maxwell created the series.

Aired weekly, October 1958 to July 1959; repeated during the summer of 1959.

Written by John Corcelli – April, 2002