McCloud: Season 1, Episode 5

Walk in the Dark (14 Oct. 1970)

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A strangler of women -- including an undercover cop -- moves through Central Park with the greatest of ease, and McCloud, a sergeant and two policewomen must track him down before he kills again.



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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Beck ...
News Vendor
Stewart Bradley ...
Bart Burns ...
Police Sergeant F.J. Dameron
Barbara Gates ...
Receptionist (as Carol Lawson)
Louis Massad ...
Ann Prentiss ...
Officer Murdock
Police Officer Keach
Ken Scott ...
Police Lt. Vince Polk


A strangler of women -- including an undercover cop -- moves through Central Park with the greatest of ease, and McCloud, a sergeant and two policewomen must track him down before he kills again.

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Sgt. F.J. Cameron watches McCloud on a firing range, impressed by his marksmanship, but puzzled when McCloud stops firing after only five rounds. McCloud explains to her that he always leaves the first chamber empty (with the hammer on it) to prevent the hair-trigger weapon from accidentally discharging as he draws it. This was a common practice with Colt .45 revolvers in the Old West, but McCloud never does it again (often firing more than six shots in a gunfight). See more »


Vince Polk had to be scratching his head. Three weeks ago ("Horse Stealing on Fifth Avenue," episode 1.2), he was a detective second grade relaying information to Chief Clifford (himself a lieutenant at the time). Today he is a detective lieutenant in charge of the investigation into the stranglings. Next week ("Our Man in Paris," episode 1.6), he will be a detective assisting Broadhurst. Then he is off the show for the next three seasons, reappearing (again as an assistant detective) in "This Must Be the Alamo" (episode 4.5). He keeps this job until the series finale, "McCloud Meets Dracula" (episode 7.6) when he is a S.W.A.T. tactical officer. See more »


Sam McCloud: Would you like to have a balloon?
Police Officer Keach: No thanks.
Sam McCloud: Well, I'll get you one, just... until you feel like it.
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one of the stronger episodes from season one
27 September 2012 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

I figured it out this time, just like McCloud. There's something weird going on with the box they sell over in Europe. First of all, you only can find season 1 and 2, together in one box. The other 5 aren't anywhere to find for example in Belgium. The titles are all different then those appearing on us sites. The time stated is very strange for episodes, over on region 2 DVD's they clock in at 72 minutes but I knew how it was all possible. They combined two US episodes in one for Europe. So here we have it, Murder Arena is a compilation of Walk In The Dark and The Concrete Corral.

This time McCloud is send by his boss Clifford to a female division of cops. of course he think that it all is a big mistake but soon his leading officer he falls in love with. In fact, he's the playboy of the police squad. If you know that two episodes collide in one you can spot it sometimes towards the editing. But this episode did really work. The two stories fit perfectly into one even as Walk In The Dark is over after 55 minutes. It's the weaker part here, but The Concrete Corral really works out fine. If you are used with McCloud then he's really doing fine again here and do figures it out in his own manners.

This time not that much few over old New York. But the way they shot a few scene's is really beautiful. The way they shot McCloud standing on a train with Empire on the horizon is really nice. It's again low on everything but it do works.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 1/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5

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