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|Complete series cast summary:|
|Dennis Weaver||-||Sam McCloud 46 episodes, 1970-1977|
|J.D. Cannon||-||Peter B. Clifford / - 45 episodes, 1970-1977|
|Terry Carter||-||Sgt. Joe Broadhurst / - 41 episodes, 1970-1977|
The 1970-1971 television series, Four-In-One (1970), rotated four separate shows: Rod Serling's Night Gallery (1969), this show, San Francisco International Airport (1970) and The Psychiatrist (1970). Two series were renewed for the 1971-1972 season, with this show becoming the most popular and longest running.
This show was a television adaptation of the Clint Eastwood movie, Coogan's Bluff (1968).
In season one, episode one, "Who Says You Can't Make Friends in New York City?", McCloud is holding a press conference after he killed a bad guy, which would make it impossible for him to do undercover police work, as he did throughout the run of the series.
For the first two seasons, music (including the theme) was composed by David Shire in a strongly country music fashion. During the third season, there was no regular composer, with four different closing themes used in five episodes. The main title theme used in most openings and all closings from season four, episode one, "Butch Cassidy Rides Again", was never given screen credit, but its resemblance to other scores in the fourth season suggests that Frank De Vol (My Three Sons (1960), The Brady Bunch (1969), and Fernwood Tonight (1977)) composed all, or most, of the theme. The theme is somewhat similar in a driving beat to others which Series Producer Glen A. Larson composed for later series, such as Switch (1975) and Sword of Justice (1978).
The first few episodes of "McCloud" were re-edited into two length productions. The reason for this remains unclear to this day.