IMDb > "McCloud" (1970)
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany creditsepisode listepisodes castepisode ratings... by rating... by votes
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsmessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summaryplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

"McCloud" (1970) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1970-1977

Photos (See all 4 | slideshow)


User Rating:
7.0/10   1,128 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 37% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for McCloud on IMDbPro.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Release Date:
16 September 1970 (USA) See more »
The toughest cowboy to ever take on the mean streets of New York.
Sam McCloud is a Marshal from a Taos, New Mexico, who takes a temporary assignment in the New York City Police. His keen sense of detail and detecting subtle clues, learned from his experience, enable him nab unsuspecting criminals despite his unbelieving boss. Full summary »
Plot Keywords:
Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A long way from Clint Eastwood... See more (10 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 81)

Dennis Weaver ... Sam McCloud (46 episodes, 1970-1977)

J.D. Cannon ... Peter B. Clifford (45 episodes, 1970-1977)

Terry Carter ... Sergeant Joe Broadhurst / ... (41 episodes, 1970-1977)

Series Directed by
Bruce Kessler (7 episodes, 1970-1977)
Russ Mayberry (7 episodes, 1970-1975)
Lou Antonio (5 episodes, 1972-1975)
E.W. Swackhamer (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Douglas Heyes (2 episodes, 1970-1973)
Jack Smight (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Barry Shear (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ron Satlof (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
Series Writing credits
Herman Miller (45 episodes, 1970-1977)
Glen A. Larson (11 episodes, 1970-1977)
Lou Shaw (8 episodes, 1974-1976)
Peter Allan Fields (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Michael Gleason (4 episodes, 1972-1974)
Michael Sloan (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Douglas Heyes (3 episodes, 1970-1973)
Leslie Stevens (2 episodes, 1970)
Jimmy Sangster (2 episodes, 1974)

Francesca Turner (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Glen A. Larson .... executive producer / producer (37 episodes, 1970-1977)
Ron Satlof .... producer / supervising producer / ... (23 episodes, 1974-1977)
Winrich Kolbe .... associate producer (15 episodes, 1974-1976)
Michael Gleason .... producer / supervising producer (11 episodes, 1972-1974)
Peter Allan Fields .... associate producer (7 episodes, 1971-1972)
Dean Hargrove .... producer (7 episodes, 1971-1972)
Lou Shaw .... producer (7 episodes, 1975-1976)
Bill Egan .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1970)
Leslie Stevens .... executive producer / producer (6 episodes, 1970)
Gilbert Bettman Jr. .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Arthur E. McLaird .... associate producer (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Michael Sloan .... producer (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Herbert Wright .... associate producer / executive producer / ... (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Original Music by
Stu Phillips (13 episodes, 1973-1976)
David Shire (7 episodes, 1970)
Dick DeBenedictis (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Billy Goldenberg (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Lee Holdridge (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Frank De Vol (3 episodes, 1973-1975)
Series Cinematography by
Ben Colman (7 episodes, 1970-1975)
John M. Stephens (7 episodes, 1970-1973)
William Margulies (6 episodes, 1971-1972)
William Cronjager (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Alric Edens (2 episodes, 1974)
Sol Negrin (2 episodes, 1974)

Ronald W. Browne (unknown episodes)
Gabriel Torres (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Robert L. Kimble (5 episodes, 1970)
Michael Berman (5 episodes, 1973-1976)
Bob Kagey (4 episodes, 1970)
Robert Watts (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Jean Jacques Berthelot (3 episodes, 1970)
Byron 'Buzz' Brandt (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Carl Pingitore (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
John Kaufman (2 episodes, 1972)
Chuck McClelland (2 episodes, 1973-1974)

Edward Haire (unknown episodes)
George R. Rohrs (unknown episodes)
John F. Schreyer (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Joe Scully (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Alexander A. Mayer (13 episodes, 1972-1975)
William H. Tuntke (7 episodes, 1971-1972)
George C. Webb (6 episodes, 1970)
Allen E. Smith (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Set Decoration by
Joseph J. Stone (17 episodes, 1970-1973)
Claire P. Brown (9 episodes, 1973-1975)
Series Costume Design by
Burton Miller (10 episodes, 1972-1974)
Richard Hopper (5 episodes, 1970)
Series Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1970)
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1970)
Series Production Management
Jack Terry .... unit manager (9 episodes, 1972-1974)
Joseph E. Kenney .... unit manager / unit production manager (5 episodes, 1970)
Edward K. Dodds .... unit manager (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
Harker Wade .... unit manager (5 episodes, 1974-1976)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lou Watt .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1971-1975)
Steve Siporin .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1973-1974)
James A. Westman .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Harker Wade .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1970)
William J. Hole Jr. .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1971)
Victor Vallejo .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Jack Barry .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Robert Saunders .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1974)

Scott U. Adam .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Michael Behrman .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Carl Beringer .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
William Holbrook .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Ronald Martinez .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Mark Sandrich Jr. .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Edward E. Vaughan .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Edwin S. Hall .... sound / sound editor (8 episodes, 1970-1972)
John Erlinger .... sound / sound editor (8 episodes, 1973-1975)
John K. Kean .... sound (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Jean G. Valentino .... sound / sound editor (2 episodes, 1970)
David H. Moriarty .... sound (2 episodes, 1972)
Albert D. Cuesta .... sound / sound editor (2 episodes, 1974-1975)

José B. Carles .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Brian Courcier .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (unknown episodes)
Thomas McMullen .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Robert J. Miller .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
James F. Rogers .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Jerry Smith .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Edwin J. Somers Jr. .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Frank H. Wilkinson .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... special photographic effects (1 episode, 1971)
Series Stunts
Carol Daniels .... stunts (8 episodes, 1972-1974)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (2 episodes, 1974-1975)

Denny Arnold .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Lightning Bear .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Steven Burnett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Fred Carson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Bill Catching .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Howard Curtis .... stunts (unknown episodes)
James W. Gavin .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Bob Herron .... stunts (unknown episodes)
James Winburn .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Serge Poupis .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Michael Simpson .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Grady Hunt .... costumes (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
Burton Miller .... costumes / costumes: women (4 episodes, 1974-1976)
Richard Hopper .... costumes (2 episodes, 1971)

James Kessler .... costumes (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor (30 episodes, 1970-1975)
Steve Johnson .... colorist / colorist: remaster verson (11 episodes, 1970-1972)
Series Music Department
Henry Mancini .... composer: "Mystery Movie" theme / composer: Mystery Movie Theme / ... (39 episodes, 1971-1977)
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor (19 episodes, 1972-1975)

Glen A. Larson .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
Al Teeter .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Gerald Tueber .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Donald P. Desmond .... driver (5 episodes, 1970)
Series Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer: main titles (26 episodes, 1971-1975)
Winrich Kolbe .... assistant to producer (3 episodes, 1974)

Michael Sloan .... story editor (unknown episodes)

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
120 min (20 episodes) | 60 min (6 episodes) | 90 min (19 episodes)
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

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 "Butch Cassidy Rides Again" (episode 4.1) was never given screen credit, but its resemblance to other scores in the fourth season suggests that Frank De Vol (My Three Sons, The Brady Bunch, Fernwood 2Night) 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 and Sword of Justice.See more »
Chris Coughlin:Gentlemen, I am sometimes a newspaper writer, never a reporter.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Specials (2000)See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A long way from Clint Eastwood..., 24 August 2003
Author: Victor Field from London, England

In "Coogan's Bluff," the movie that led to "McCloud," Clint Eastwood's Coogan came to New York to capture a villain, did so, and went back to New Mexico. Obviously this wasn't going to do for the series, so Sam McCloud was sent to New York to study how they did things in the Big Apple... and then proceeded to ignore them and do things his way.

Like practically every cop in the history of television, his boss didn't like his methods and would have loved to be rid of him (McCloud actually did grant his wish in one episode when he resigned, but needless to say he came back), but our horse-riding hero got results. Of course, it didn't hurt that his sort-of girlfriend was the Commissioner's cousin... it's what you know and who you know that counts.

So it went for seven years, first as part of "Four-in-One" (an hour-long revolving series with four instalments) then as part of the "NBC Mystery Movie" until its demise; the series had plenty of comedy (McCloud, trying to land a plane: "The big hand is on 3, the little hand is on 4!" Clifford: "You're looking at the clock, McCloud!") but it wisely took its central premise seriously, never going out of its way to be quirky a la "due South" - McCloud going horse riding down the streets notwithstanding. Dennis Weaver's had other series after this, but we're not going to remember him for "Stone" (and certainly not for the snooze-inducing "Buck James"); it'll be for "Gunsmoke," "Gentle Ben," and for (relatively) younger audiences Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud.

"There you go..."

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (10 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "McCloud" (1970)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
The photo in Clifford's office...? AnnetteJS
Mr. Johnson drtrodphd
"New York" locations urgeking
What gun did Sam carry? fcolli
The Million Dollar Roundup (SPOILER ALERT) tbssic
Oh, the irony... magickbox
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
15 Minutes Capote "Kojak" Infamous Serpico
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Full cast and crew Company credits
External reviews News articles IMDb TV section
IMDb Action section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button