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


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Series overview[edit]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 Premiered: Ended: DVD set

release date

Pilot 1 17.Feb.1970 9.Aug.2005
1 6 16.Sep.1970 21.Oct.1970
2 7 22.Sep.1971 23.Feb.1972
3 5 1.Oct.1972 4.Feb.1973 --
4 5 14.Oct.1973 24.Feb.1974 --
5 9 22.Sep.1974 20.Mar.1975 --
6 7 21.Sep.1975 21.Mar.1976 --
7 6 24.Oct.1976 17.Apr.1977 --
Special 1 12.Nov.1989 --

Pilot: 1970[edit]Edit

Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
"McCloud: Who Killed Miss U.S.A.?"

"Portrait of a Dead Girl"

Richard A. Colla Stanford Whitmore and Richard Levinson & William Link (teleplay), Stanford Whitmore (story) February 17, 1970
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. WithRaul JuliaCraig Stevens


  •  = Overall episode number
  • Ep = Episode number by season

Season 1: 1970[edit]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'.

Ep Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
1 1 "Who Says You Can't Make Friends in New York City?"

"Man from Taos: Part 1"

Douglas Heyes Leslie Stevens September 16, 1970
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 BetzMarj Dusay
2 2 "Horse Stealing on Fifth Avenue"

"Manhattan Manhunt: Part 1"

Bruce Kessler Glen A. Larson September 23, 1970
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 MuldaurLorraine Gary
3 3 "The Concrete Corral"

"Murder Arena: Part 1"

Nicholas Colasanto Warren Douglas,

David P. Harmon

September 30, 1970
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 SalmiDoug McClure has an uncredited cameo. 
4 4 "The Stage Is All the World"

"Manhattan Manhunt: Part 2"

Russ Mayberry Norman Hudis October 7, 1970
McCloud is assigned to protect a British theatrical maven who has received letters assailing his "filthy, obscene" productions and threatening his life. With Richard DawsonTina Sinatra
5 5 "Walk in the Dark"

"Murder Arena: Part 2"

Russ Mayberry Leslie Stevens October 14, 1970
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 FochSusan Saint James
6 6 "Our Man in Paris"

"Man from Taos: Part 2"

Russ Mayberry Matthew Howard October 21, 1970
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]Edit

7 episodes.

Ep Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
7 1 "Encounter with Aries" Russ Mayberry Peter Allan Fields September 22, 1971
The wife (Susan Strasberg) of an astrologer and widely-syndicated newspaper columnist (Sebastian Cabot) is kidnapped in broad daylight. 
8 2 "Top of the World, Ma!" Alex March Peter Allan Fields,

Ray Danton

November 3, 1971
A football player from Ohio who needs an operation goes to find the New York mobster who owes him money. With Bo SvensonRobert WebberJoan BlondellStefanie Powers
9 3 "Somebody's Out to Get Jennie" Jack Smight Robert Presnell Jr. November 24, 1971
An industrial engineer is thought to have died in an air crash, and his secretary is driven into a mental hospital. With Barry SullivanCameron MitchellJulie Sommars
10 4 "The Disposal Man" Boris Sagal Mel Arrighi,

Dean Hargrove

December 29, 1971
To stop a paid killer, you've got to think like one. McCloud's looking for a former hit man to help him prevent the murder of a tycoon. With Patrick O'NealArthur O'Connell
11 5 "A Little Plot at Tranquil Valley" Jack Smight Peter Allan Fields January 12, 1972
Stolen penicillin is diluted and sent south of the border by the director of a famous cemetery. With Vic MorrowBurgess Meredith
12 6 "The Fifth Man in a String Quartet" Russ Mayberry James D. Buchanan,

Ronald Austin

February 2, 1972
A musician is framed for the killing of his teacher, a violinist whose long-lost brother was in the mob. With Shelley FabaresGary Collins
13 7 "Give My Regrets to Broadway" Lou Antonio Peter Allan Fields February 23, 1972
A Broadway producer is implicated in the murder of a detective investigating his business practices. With Milton Berle

Season 3: 1972–73[edit]Edit

5 episodes.

Ep Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
14 1 "The New Mexican Connection" Russ Mayberry,

Hy Averback

Glen A. Larson October 1, 1972
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 CooperRicky Nelson
15 2 "The Barefoot Stewardess Caper" Harry Falk Glen A. Larson,

Michael Gleason, B.W. Sandefur

December 3, 1972
A bevy of international stewardesses have a second career as cat burglars. With Britt EklandJoann Pflug
16 3 "The Park Avenue Rustlers" Jack Arnold Sy Salkowitz December 24, 1972
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 AlbertBrenda Vaccaro
17 4 "Showdown at the End of the World" Lou Antonio Robert Hamner January 7, 1973
An ambitious junior executive in the mob uses fashion models to transport heroin into New York. With Lee J. CobbJaclyn Smith
18 5 "The Million Dollar Roundup" Douglas Heyes Douglas Heyes February 4, 1973
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 BraedenHarry Guardino

Season 4: 1973–74[edit]Edit

5 episodes.

Ep Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
19 1 "Butch Cassidy Rides Again" Barry Shear Glen A. Larson October 14, 1973
The NYPD demonstrates a bank robbery on live closed-circuit TV, and is bushwhacked by a gang of antiquated outlaws. With Linda EvansWilliam DanielsLloyd Nolan
20 2 "The Solid Gold Swingers" Lou Antonio Michael Gleason December 2, 1973
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 MartinJoanna Pettet
21 3 "A Cowboy in Paradise" Jerry Paris Jimmy Sangster January 20, 1974
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 LasserDon Ho
22 4 "The Colorado Cattle Caper" Robert Day Michael Gleason February 24, 1974
On escort duty in Colorado, McCloud runs into a cattle-rustling ring providing meat for Eastern markets. With Claude AkinsPatrick WayneJohn Denver
23 5 "This Must Be the Alamo" Bruce Kessler Glen A. Larson March 24, 1974
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]Edit

9 episodes.

Ep Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
24 1 "The Barefoot Girls of Bleecker Street" Barry Shear Lou Shaw September 22, 1974
McCloud is up against a credit-card burglary ring that employs runaway teen-aged girls. With Kay LenzGordon MacRae
25 2 "The Gang That Stole Manhattan" Bruce Kessler Nicholas E. Baehr,

Gerry Day, Bethel Leslie

October 13, 1974
Sting-like movie being shot in New York may be a clever cover-up for an actual crime. The real gangsters hope to divert police while they pull a jewel heist. With Larry HagmanLeslie Parrish
26 3 "Shivaree on Delancy Street" Bruce Kessler Mort Fine November 3, 1974
A tailor (Danny Thomas) wins big on the numbers, but gang wars interfere with the payout. Sgt. Broadhurst is badly wounded and numbers money is planted on him, causing him to be investigated by Internal Affairs. With Louis Gossett, Jr.
27 4 "The 42nd Street Cavalry" Jerry Jameson Michael Gleason November 17, 1974
McCloud is reassigned to the Mounted Unit. A fence sets up a munitions theft at a National Guard Armory (USMC) for a revolutionary group, and the cavalry is on its way. With Michael Parks. Suggested by a story by Arthur Deutsch. 
28 5 "The Concrete Jungle Caper" Gene Levitt Lou Shaw,

Jimmy Sangster

November 24, 1974
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 RussellBrock Peters
29 6 "The Man with the Golden Hat" Lou Antonio Lou Shaw (teleplay), Glen A. Larson and Lou Shaw (story) January 12, 1975
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 AmecheJaclyn Smith
30 7 "Lady on the Run" Russ Mayberry Gilbert Edd January 26, 1975
A woman pursues the hit man who killed her sister, and in Mexico City is pursued herself. With Mariette HartleyClu Gulager
31 8 "Sharks!" E.W. Swackhamer Lou Shaw,

Stephen Lord

February 23, 1975
The murder of an Indian girl causes McCloud to pose as a businessman in desperate need of money. With Christopher GeorgeLynda Day GeorgePat Hingle
32 9 "Return to the Alamo" Walter Doniger Glen A. Larson March 30, 1975
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 DexterJeanne CooperTeri Garr

Season 6: 1975–76[edit]Edit

7 episodes.

Ep Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
33 1 "Park Avenue Pirates" E.W. Swackhamer Lou Shaw September 21, 1975
McCloud pursues a record-company executive who is pirating records done by a popular performer. With Jessica WalterLorna LuftBarbi Benton
34 2 "Showdown at Times Square" Ron Satlof Lou Shaw,

Sidney Ellis

October 19, 1975
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 MeredithChief Dan George
35 3 "Fire!" Lou Antonio Robert Hamilton,

Lou Shaw

November 16, 1975
Chris Coughlin's high-rise apartment building is torched by an arsonist for hire. With Robert Reed
36 4 "Three Guns for New York" Bruce Kessler Jeff Sharkey November 23, 1975
Paroled bank robbers from New Mexico think McCloud took off with their $400,000 twelve years before. They kidnap Chris Coughlin, shoot two FBI agents with McCloud's .45 Colt Frontier Six Shooter, and force him back to Taos. With Neville Brand
37 5 "Our Man in the Harem" E.W. Swackhamer Lou Shaw,

Glen A. Larson

January 11, 1976
A patrolman's daughter is held captive in the Middle East. With Michael AnsaraAnne Archer
38 6 "The Day New York Turned Blue" E.W. Swackhamer Glen A. Larson February 22, 1976
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 PetersGig Young
39 7 "Night of the Shark" Ron Satlof Glen A. Larson March 21, 1976
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]Edit

6 episodes.

Ep Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
40 1 "Bonnie and McCloud" Steven H. Stern Michael Sloan October 24, 1976
The head of a trucking company is killed before eyewitnesses. McCloud's girlfriend is the culprit. With Leigh Taylor-Young
41 2 "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas..." Dennis Weaver Michael Sloan (teleplay), Allan R. Folsom & David H. Balkan and Michael Sloan (story) December 26, 1976
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 StockwellLinda Gray
42 3 "The Great Taxicab Stampede" Ivan Dixon Michael Sloan,

Gregory S. Dinallo

January 16, 1977
McCloud is framed for the murder of a drug-dealing hack, and exposes the ring. With George Hamilton
43 4 "The Moscow Connection" Bruce Kessler Michael Kozoll January 23, 1977
The State Department sends Chief Clifford and McCloud to Moscow with a touring country & western singer, undercover. With Britt EklandHoyt Axton
44 5 "London Bridges" Noel Black Michael Sloan March 6, 1977
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
45 6 "McCloud Meets Dracula" Bruce Kessler Glen A. Larson April 17, 1977
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]Edit

Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
"The Return of Sam McCloud" Alan J. Levi Michael Sloan November 12, 1989
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 McCallumPatrick MacneeDiana MuldaurRoger Rees
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