McCloud (1970–1977)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama


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Sam McCloud is a Marshal from Taos, New Mexico, who takes a temporary assignment in the New York City Police Department. His keen sense of detail and detecting subtle clues, learned from his experience, enable him to nab unsuspecting criminals despite his unbelieving boss.

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  • J.D. Cannon in McCloud (1970)
  • Dennis Weaver in McCloud (1970)
  • Ross Martin in McCloud (1970)
  • J.D. Cannon in McCloud (1970)
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Herman Miller

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2 December 2014 | bkoganbing
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| "There Ya Go"
Although I think that the original inspiration for the McCloud series came from Clint Eastwood's film Coogan's Bluff which involved a New Mexico sheriff in New York, Dennis Weaver certainly made Marshal Sam McCloud his own character and certainly was a lot less stiff than Eastwood's Joe Coogan.

The premise had Sam McCloud of Taos, New Mexico in New York to take some training in new law enforcement techniques. But it seemed that in every show he was teaching those New York City slickers a thing or two about criminal apprehension.

He was the bane of the existence of Chief Clifford who was played by J.D. Cannon. Cannon looked like he was about to let an ulcer get the better of him in each show. A bit more patient was the NYPD babysitter Terry Carter who played Sergeant Joe Broadhurst. Weaver even got a little romance going with reporter Diana Muldaur. Weaver was good for scoops at least.

And there was McCloud's eternal catchphrase. Whenever the New Yorkers finally got whatever he was doing it was always "There Ya Go". Weaver was always springing country aphorisms which he had to translate.

Weaver really made this show click. He hated playing Chester in Gunsmoke, always thought he should have been the marshal.

I'd say he proved it with McCloud.

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Trivia

For the first two seasons, music (including the theme) was composed by David Shire in a strongly country music fashion. During the third season, there was no regular composer, with four different closing themes used in five episodes. The main title theme used in most openings and all closings from season four, episode one, "Butch Cassidy Rides Again", was never given screen credit, but its resemblance to other scores in the fourth season suggests that Frank De Vol (My Three Sons (1960), The Brady Bunch (1969), and Fernwood Tonight (1977)) composed all, or most, of the theme. The theme is somewhat similar in a driving beat to others which Series Producer Glen A. Larson composed for later series, such as Switch (1975) and Sword of Justice (1978).


Quotes

Peter B. Clifford: He's got an arrest record that goes back to the crib... he's a psychopathic killer.
Sam McCloud: Well, I'll try and stay on his good side.
Peter B. Clifford: He doesn't have a good side!


Goofs

McCloud's accent is totally wrong for someone supposedly from Taos New Mexico. Taos is located in northern New Mexico, and Anglos there do not speak in that sort of accent, but rather more or less a general American accent.


Alternate Versions

Only the first season featured hour long episodes (47 minutes plus commercials). The pilot and subsequent seasons were 90 minutes or longer. For repeats, the six episodes of season one were edited together in pairs of two to form three 90 minutes installments. These were given the new titles 'Man from Taos'; 'Manhattan Manhunt'; and 'Murder Arena'. Some additional voice-overs by the main cast was added to imply connections between the story lines where originally there had been none.

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

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