List of McCloud episodes

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This is a list of episodes for the television series McCloud.

Series overview[edit]

At present, the first two seasons and the pilot have been released in a single DVD box set by Universal Studios.[1]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
Pilot February 17, 1970 (1970-02-17)
1 6 September 16, 1970 (1970-09-16) October 21, 1970 (1970-10-21)
2 7 September 22, 1971 (1971-09-22) February 23, 1972 (1972-02-23)
3 5 October 1, 1972 (1972-10-01) February 4, 1973 (1973-02-04)
4 5 October 14, 1973 (1973-10-14) February 24, 1974 (1974-02-24)
5 9 September 22, 1974 (1974-09-22) March 20, 1975 (1975-03-20)
6 7 September 21, 1975 (1975-09-21) March 21, 1976 (1976-03-21)
7 6 October 24, 1976 (1976-10-24) April 17, 1977 (1977-04-17)
Special November 12, 1989 (1989-11-12)


Pilot: 1970[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
"McCloud: Who Killed Miss U.S.A.?"
"Portrait of a Dead Girl"
Richard A. CollaStory by : Stanford Whitmore
Teleplay by : Stanford Whitmore and Richard Levinson & William Link
February 17, 1970 (1970-02-17)
McCloud escorts a witness from New Mexico to New York, but loses him and lands in a murder case involving Puerto Rican nationalists, a lady novelist, a Wall Street lawyer, and a dead beauty pageant winner. With Raul Julia, Craig Stevens. Peter Mark Richman played Chief Clifford in this pilot.

Season 1: 1970[edit]

6 episodes. For repeats, each episode was paired with another (and some new linking voice-overs) to form 3 feature-length episodes titled 'Man from Taos'; 'Manhattan Manhunt' and 'Murder Arena'.

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11"Who Says You Can't Make Friends in New York City?"
"Man from Taos: Part 1"
Douglas HeyesLeslie StevensSeptember 16, 1970 (1970-09-16)
McCloud goes to help a lady in distress in the room across from him at his hotel, but gets caught in a shootout that sends him back to Taos on Chief Clifford's orders. Guest stars Carl Betz, Marj Dusay.
22"Horse Stealing on Fifth Avenue"
"Manhattan Manhunt: Part 1"
Bruce KesslerGlen A. LarsonSeptember 23, 1970 (1970-09-23)
McCloud is becoming famous thanks to an article by Chris Coughlin in the Chronicle. It doesn't endear him to the boys in blue, who have to deal with a string of drugstore holdups. With Diana Muldaur, Lorraine Gary.
33"The Concrete Corral"
"Murder Arena: Part 1"
Nicholas ColasantoWarren Douglas and David P. HarmonSeptember 30, 1970 (1970-09-30)
McCloud is assigned to keep an eye on a boisterous bunch of rodeo riders at Madison Square Garden. He encounters an ex-girlfriend and a murder. With Albert Salmi. Doug McClure in an uncredited cameo.
44"The Stage Is All the World"
"Manhattan Manhunt: Part 2"
Russ MayberryNorman HudisOctober 7, 1970 (1970-10-07)
McCloud is assigned to protect a British theatrical maven who has received letters assailing his "filthy, obscene" productions and threatening his life. With Richard Dawson, Tina Sinatra.
55"Walk in the Dark"
"Murder Arena: Part 2"
Russ MayberryLeslie StevensOctober 14, 1970 (1970-10-14)
Chief Clifford sends McCloud to the all female Special Auxiliary Force VI under the command of Sgt. Dameron, where he works to catch a murderer in Central Park. With Nina Foch, Susan Saint James.
66"Our Man in Paris"
"Man from Taos: Part 2"
Russ MayberryMatthew HowardOctober 21, 1970 (1970-10-21)
With the life of Chief Clifford on the line, McCloud travels to Paris, where he and a stewardess try to locate a mysterious arms smuggler. With Susan Strasberg.

Season 2: 1971–72[edit]

7 episodes.

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71"Encounter with Aries"Russ MayberryPeter Allan FieldsSeptember 22, 1971 (1971-09-22)
The wife (Louise Latham) of a celebrity astrologer (Sebastian Cabot) is kidnapped in broad daylight. As McCloud, Broadhurst, and Clifford work the case from the astrologer's home, the kidnapper appears in person, threatening not to reveal the location of the bomb set to go off with the wife tied up nearby, if his ransom demand is not met.
82"Top of the World, Ma!"Alex MarchStory by : Ray Danton
Teleplay by : Peter Allan Fields
November 3, 1971 (1971-11-03)
A former football player, now a collection-agency henchman from Ohio, arrives in New York with his mother. His true motive for the visit is to track down the New York mobster who owes him his entitled cut of $10,000 from a past transaction. With Bo Svenson, Robert Webber, Joan Blondell, Stefanie Powers.
93"Somebody's Out to Get Jennie"Jack SmightRobert Presnell Jr.November 24, 1971 (1971-11-24)
An industrial engineer is thought to have died in a helicopter explosion, but Jennie (Julie Sommars), his secretary who is also in love with him, is convinced he's still alive. The people behind the crime manipulate her psychologically to discredit her mental stability before McCloud can piece together the truth. With Barry Sullivan, Cameron Mitchell.
104"The Disposal Man"Boris SagalStory by : Mel Arrighi
Teleplay by : Mel Arrighi and Dean Hargrove
December 29, 1971 (1971-12-29)
To stop a paid killer, you've got to think like one. McCloud interviews a former hit man to intercept a professional contract killer out to get a tycoon. With Patrick O'Neal, Arthur O'Connell.
115"A Little Plot at Tranquil Valley"Jack SmightPeter Allan FieldsJanuary 12, 1972 (1972-01-12)
McCloud is taken hostage after following the trail of a pharmaceutical company robbery masterminded by the director of the Tranquil Valley network of funeral homes. With Vic Morrow, Burgess Meredith.
126"The Fifth Man in a String Quartet"Russ MayberryJames D. Buchanan & Ronald AustinFebruary 2, 1972 (1972-02-02)
A musician is framed for the killing of his teacher, a violinist whose long-lost brother was in the mob. With Shelley Fabares, Gary Collins.
137"Give My Regrets to Broadway"Lou AntonioPeter Allan FieldsFebruary 23, 1972 (1972-02-23)
McCloud trades shifts with another police officer to be able to have dinner and watch the basketball game on TV with Chris (Diana Muldaur). That officer is killed on duty, leading McCloud to a Broadway producer (Milton Berle).

Season 3: 1972–73[edit]

5 episodes.

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141"The New Mexican Connection"Russ Mayberry,
Hy Averback
Glen A. LarsonOctober 1, 1972 (1972-10-01)
A TV commentator's critique of police shootings tarnishes the department's stakeout squad, and Chris Coughlin is threatened to force the release of a murder suspect extradited to Taos by McCloud. With Jackie Cooper, Ricky Nelson.
152"The Barefoot Stewardess Caper"Harry FalkStory by : B.W. Sandefur
Teleplay by : Glen A. Larson and Michael Gleason
December 3, 1972 (1972-12-03)
A bevy of international stewardesses have a second career as cat burglars. With Jacques Aubuchon, Britt Ekland, Joann Pflug.
163"The Park Avenue Rustlers"Jack ArnoldSy SalkowitzDecember 24, 1972 (1972-12-24)
As part of a pilot program, McCloud is assigned a female partner, and the two go undercover against a big-time auto theft ring. With Eddie Albert, Brenda Vaccaro.
174"Showdown at the End of the World"Lou AntonioRobert HamnerJanuary 7, 1973 (1973-01-07)
An ambitious junior executive in the mob uses fashion models to transport heroin into New York. With Lee J. Cobb, Jaclyn Smith.
185"The Million Dollar Roundup"Douglas HeyesDouglas HeyesFebruary 4, 1973 (1973-02-04)
A dying Roman mobster wills his "Saracen Horse," a jewel-encrusted green jade treasure, to any of his criminal colleagues who can take possession of it. With Eric Braeden, Harry Guardino.

Season 4: 1973–74[edit]

5 episodes.

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191"Butch Cassidy Rides Again"Barry ShearGlen A. LarsonOctober 14, 1973 (1973-10-14)
A band of old-school outlaws disrupt a staged bank robbery and wreak havoc on New York. With Linda Evans, William Daniels, Lloyd Nolan, Stefanie Powers.
202"The Solid Gold Swingers"Lou AntonioMichael GleasonDecember 2, 1973 (1973-12-02)
While answering a high-rise apartment burglary call, McCloud stumbles on a body, which then disappears. The case leads to a VIP madam under indictment, whose girls are apparently being murdered by a serial killer. With Ross Martin, Joanna Pettet.
213"A Cowboy in Paradise"Jerry ParisJimmy SangsterJanuary 20, 1974 (1974-01-20)
Just before presenting a rackets case, Chief Clifford goes to Hawaii for a police conference. McCloud is obliged to dragoon a vacationing N.Y. policewoman when the Chief is set up on a murder. With Martha Hyer, Louise Lasser, Don Ho.
224"The Colorado Cattle Caper"Robert DayMichael GleasonFebruary 24, 1974 (1974-02-24)
On escort duty in Colorado, McCloud runs into a cattle-rustling ring providing meat for Eastern markets. With Claude Akins, Patrick Wayne, John Denver.
235"This Must Be the Alamo"Bruce KesslerGlen A. LarsonMarch 24, 1974 (1974-03-24)
During a heat wave, Chief Clifford is called away and leaves Sgt. Broadhurst in charge. A football gambling ring that scores with "inside dope on injuries" loses a little black book and begins eliminating witnesses in a search for it, leading to an assault on precinct headquarters. With Van Johnson.

Season 5: 1974–75[edit]

9 episodes.

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241"The Barefoot Girls of Bleecker Street"Barry ShearLou ShawSeptember 22, 1974 (1974-09-22)
McCloud is on the search of a young teenager (Kay Lenz) with a sick baby in need of medical attention. His investigation leads to a credit-card burglary ring that employs runaway teen-aged girls. Also with Gordon MacRae.
252"The Gang That Stole Manhattan"Bruce KesslerStory by : Gerry Day & Bethel Leslie
Teleplay by : Nicholas E. Baehr
October 13, 1974 (1974-10-13)
A mobster finally finds a foolproof plan of robbing Beverly & Co. of its jewels by funding a Sting-like movie shoot nearby to serve as a distraction. McCloud is initially assigned crowd control duty on the shoot but things gets serious when someone is found murdered at one of the shooting locations. To make matters worse, the film's male lead (Larry Hagman) interferes with the investigation, trying to emulate the skills of the detective character he plays on TV to try to solve the case. Also with Leslie Parrish.
263"Shivaree on Delancy Street"Bruce KesslerMort FineNovember 3, 1974 (1974-11-03)
A tailor (Danny Thomas) participates in a neighborhood numbers racket, whose numbers come up but the cash collected for the draw is stolen in a heist. Sgt. Broadhurst is badly wounded in the theft, with the robber planting a part of the stolen money on him, causing him to be investigated by Internal Affairs. With Louis Gossett, Jr.
274"The 42nd Street Cavalry"Jerry JamesonMichael GleasonNovember 17, 1974 (1974-11-17)
Chief Clifford assigns McCloud to the Mounted Unit as a fence sets up a munitions theft at a National Guard Armory (USMC) for a revolutionary group. In their pursuit of the suspects, the Mounted Unit's instructor is killed, leaving McCloud to be the temporary instructor to the rag-tag team of mounted police offers who get no respect from the rest of the NYPD. With Michael Parks. Suggested by a story by Arthur Deutsch.
285"The Concrete Jungle Caper"Gene LevittStory by : Jimmy Sangster and Lou Shaw
Teleplay by : Lou Shaw
November 24, 1974 (1974-11-24)
The international drug trade and a dealer named Harry Hague have McCloud undercover and in prison to root out the Rhigas crime family. With John Russell, Brock Peters.
296"The Man with the Golden Hat"Lou AntonioStory by : Lou Shaw and Glen A. Larson
Teleplay by : Lou Shaw
January 12, 1975 (1975-01-12)
After hanging his Stetson in a diner, McCloud is stymied by various attempts to relieve him of it. His clues lead to a ballet company on the verge of folding, and a philanthropic foundation with millions missing from its books. With Don Ameche, Jaclyn Smith.
307"Lady on the Run"Russ MayberryGilbert EddJanuary 26, 1975 (1975-01-26)
A woman pursues the hit man who killed her sister, and in Mexico City is pursued herself. With Mariette Hartley, Clu Gulager.
318"Sharks!"E.W. SwackhamerStory by : Stephen Lord
Teleplay by : Lou Shaw
February 23, 1975 (1975-02-23)
The murder of an Indian girl causes McCloud to pose as a businessman in desperate need of money. With Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Pat Hingle.
329"Return to the Alamo"Walter DonigerGlen A. LarsonMarch 30, 1975 (1975-03-30)
On the graveyard shift, Chief Clifford and much of the staff are out with the flu, the American Brotherhood Movement is blowing up buildings, Chris Coughlin is writing a story with a feminist angle on the NYPD, a robbery suspect's brother (an addict) tries to break him out by kidnapping the Acting Watch Commander (Sgt. Broadhurst), McCloud pulls in New York's top drug dealers in a citywide search for a junkie whose addicted newborn infant needs urgent treatment, and Sgt. Phyllis Norton is the Acting Deputy Watch Commander in charge. With Brad Dexter, Jeanne Cooper, Teri Garr.

Season 6: 1975–76[edit]

7 episodes.

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331"Park Avenue Pirates"E.W. SwackhamerLou ShawSeptember 21, 1975 (1975-09-21)
McCloud pursues a record-company executive who is illegally profiting from records done by a popular performer. With Jessica Walter, Lorna Luft, Barbi Benton.
342"Showdown at Times Square"Ron SatlofStory by : Sidney Ellis
Teleplay by : Lou Shaw
October 19, 1975 (1975-10-19)
Chief Clifford is running a weekly bull session; that is, the detectives squawk and he gives them a talk. McCloud notices smoke signals coming from a nearby roof. Chief Stillwater is seeking his grandson Johnny, who has followed a gang of thieves to New York. Johnny's father is in jail back home in Phoenix, framed by the gang. With Don Meredith, Chief Dan George.
353"Fire!"Lou AntonioRobert Hamilton and Lou ShawNovember 16, 1975 (1975-11-16)
Chris Coughlin's high-rise apartment building is torched by an arsonist for hire. With Robert Reed.
364"Three Guns for New York"Bruce KesslerJeff SharkeyNovember 23, 1975 (1975-11-23)
Paroled bank robbers from New Mexico come to New York seeking revenge on McCloud for foiling their plans and to collect $400,000 they believe he stole from them, which leads the marshal back home to Taos for a showdown. With Neville Brand.
375"Our Man in the Harem"E.W. SwackhamerStory by : Lou Shaw and Glen A. Larson
Teleplay by : Lou Shaw
January 11, 1976 (1976-01-11)
A patrolman's daughter is held captive in the Middle East. With Michael Ansara, Anne Archer.
386"The Day New York Turned Blue"E.W. SwackhamerGlen A. LarsonFebruary 22, 1976 (1976-02-22)
During a New York City snowstorm, a union lawyer is placed in protective custody as a witness to graft, a working girl is slipping out-of-towners a mickey and painting them blue, a Federal Inspector is auditing the Department books, the mob plans an invasion of headquarters, and patrolmen have a strike meeting. With Bernadette Peters, Gig Young, William Daniels.
397"Night of the Shark"Ron SatlofGlen A. LarsonMarch 21, 1976 (1976-03-21)
The American mob plans an Australian expansion, with the help of a planted Chairman on Sydney's Police Board. McCloud, on airport duty at JFK, has a shootout with a hit man and goes to Sydney as a witness. This episode featured actual location shooting in Australia. With Lloyd Bochner.

Season 7: 1976–77[edit]

6 episodes.

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401"Bonnie and McCloud"Steven H. SternMichael SloanOctober 24, 1976 (1976-10-24)
The head of a trucking company is shot and McCloud inadvertently aids and abets the culprit, who turns out to be a former employee of the company and his current lady friend. With Leigh Taylor-Young.
412"'Twas the Fight Before Christmas..."Dennis WeaverStory by : Allan R. Folsom & David H. Balkan and Michael Sloan
Teleplay by : Michael Sloan
December 26, 1976 (1976-12-26)
On Christmas Eve, an assassin stalks McCloud, a spurned mistress attempts suicide, a sidewalk Santa turns mugger, junkies raid a hospital pharmacy, Chris's newspaper organizes a party for orphans at Westside Hospital with Chief Clifford as Santa, and the junkies take hostages. With Dean Stockwell, Linda Gray. (The only Christmas episode for any Mystery Movie element.)
423"The Great Taxicab Stampede"Ivan DixonStory by : Gregory S. Dinallo
Teleplay by : Michael Sloan
January 16, 1977 (1977-01-16)
McCloud is framed for the murder of a cab driver who is part of a drug smuggling ring and must clear his name while on suspension. Not only that, he is also the target of the hack's vengeful sister, who happens to be an Israeli spy. With George Hamilton, Jane Seymour.
434"The Moscow Connection"Bruce KesslerMichael KozollJanuary 23, 1977 (1977-01-23)
McCloud and Chief Clifford go undercover with a touring country music singer to the Soviet Union to unravel a heroin smuggling operation. With Britt Ekland, Hoyt Axton.
445"London Bridges"Noel BlackMichael SloanMarch 6, 1977 (1977-03-06)
A peer of the realm, who's a photographer as well as a cat burglar, comes to America and, in flagrante delicto at a Long Island costume party, witnesses a killing at the hands of Irish bombers, all of which sends McCloud to Blighty, where the target remains to be found. With Jack Cassidy.
456"McCloud Meets Dracula"Bruce KesslerGlen A. LarsonApril 17, 1977 (1977-04-17)
Murder victims are found to be drained of blood, and an elderly star of vampire films is suspected; Chief Clifford is on the hunt for a sniper. With John Carradine, and Tom Snyder appears as himself.

TV special: 1989[edit]

Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
"The Return of Sam McCloud"Alan J. LeviMichael SloanNovember 12, 1989 (1989-11-12)
Senator Sam McCloud of New Mexico wrangles an unscrupulous chemical manufacturer. His niece is murdered investigating the outfit, while he escapes assassination attempts apparently from Arab terrorists, and it takes a showdown in London to settle things. With David McCallum, Patrick Macnee, Diana Muldaur, Roger Rees.