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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14 October 1970 (USA)  »

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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 »


During the opening-credit sequence, the young woman who will be the strangler's next victim walks at night, in thinly-disguised day-for-night, in the nighttime again, and is finally grabbed in a day-for-night sequence. It's possible that this sequence includes stock footage added in to pad the time spent on the credits (since they are covering two shows simultaneously). See more »


Police Sergeant F.J. Dameron: McCloud, you're gonna hear from me on two counts. One: I'm gonna file an official complaint. And two: I'm gonna attach a recommendation for exceptional service.
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But certainly not in Paris

I was amused by this episode supposed to take place mostly in Paris France, not Texas. Amused because even the dumbest guy could see that every french scene is fake. Universal - or any other - Studios instead of actual Paris atmosphere. French accordion score during several sequences, of course, and french cars in the US studios fake streets. Many french dialogues, or with heavy french accent, but everything sounds phony here. I laughed because of this involuntary screenplay, for which I did not try to get the intrigue. I only laughed. But after all, why not?

But I assure you: this is a very pleasant piece of work. Quite entertaining, and I repeat, so involuntary funny.

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