An accountant falls to his death after stealing McCloud's Stetson. The hat is tied to the embezzlement of $7 million by a consortium including the directors of a ballet company, but how?
Did You Know?
The $7,000,000 that was stolen would be equivalent to about $33,500,000 in 2015 after adjusting for inflation. See more
In the final showdown, the villain (who has murdered a man for the clue to the missing $7 million and now is facing McCloud, who got to the clue first), says, "You're not giving me much of an out, McCloud. It's already murder one." In California, yes. In New York at the time, no. A murder-one charge was specifically reserved for killing a police officer conducting his duties, or a murder committed by a life term prisoner. New York didn't classify other crimes as murder one (and death penalty-eligible) until 1995, when they rewrote their statutes under a new governor. See more
Peter B. Clifford
Three men have died chasing that stupid Stetson of yours, McCloud! The papers are calling you "the man with the Golden Hat".