McCloud (1970–1977)
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The Barefoot Stewardess Caper 

Flight attendants on the European beat assemble a jewelry collection by stealing it piecemeal, and murdering anyone who stands in their way.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vicki Erickson
Inspector Mills
Calvin Jones
Eva Mueller
Alex Demarest
Brian Stone
Inspector Lelouch
Ivor Barry ...
Sir Thomas Langdon
Marcel Hillaire ...
Inspector LeBlanc
Richard Angarola ...
Inspector Banducci
David Frankham ...
English Policeman


Flight attendants on the European beat assemble a jewelry collection by stealing it piecemeal, and murdering anyone who stands in their way.

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3 December 1972 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the second time Marcel Hillaire appeared in the show, here playing Inspector LeBlanc. In "Our Man in Paris" he played another police Inspector named Prideaux. See more »


Inspector Mills: Being a little dishonest is like being a little bit pregnant, Marshal. Sooner or later it leads to bigger things.
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Crazy Credits

This one did not feature the normal McCloud opening credit sequence of various shot of McCloud's derring-do. Instead it uses a lush romantic melody more like what is seen in a James Bond movie, with a shot of jewels slowly cascading down until they fill the screen. See more »

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A lovely European jaunt
4 August 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

J.D. Cannon as Chief Clifford got some of his testiest with Dennis Weaver and Terry Carter as well when the two of them start chasing some stewardesses to Europe. Their little European jaunt sends them to London, Paris, Rome, and Monte Carlo. For the rest of us that lovely vacation package would be worth a fortune.

It all starts when Scotland Yard requests the NYPD help in regard to the murder of a stewardess in London. They want surveillance on her New York apartment. Well after finding a fortune in jewels, Dennis Weaver was not about to let this drop because he knew he was on to something big.

Weaver even gets to romance Britt Eklund one of the stewardesses doing the stealing and the smuggling. But it ends bad for her.

A nice collection of players in roles of the crooks and the law like Patrick O'Neal, Joann Pflug, Lincoln Kilpatrick, Marcel Hillaire, John Williams, and Jacques Aubuchon.

Poor Chief Clifford. He's a man who likes organization and he never did get a handle on McCloud's fly by the seat of your pants police technique (no pun intended). There's a lot less bureaucracy in Taos, New Mexico and that was what Dennis Weaver was used to. But J.D. Cannon never did learn to go with the flow.

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