Sam McCloud of Taos, N.M. is sent to the 21st Precinct of the NYPD
to study local police methods and stay close to his girl, Chris Coughlin, a
journalist. McCloud is a keen and brilliant investigator who garbs his
talents in a Stetson and a sheepskin coat—“there ya go” is
Clifford’s disregard of his manner frequently puts him in unavailing
positions, but his original view of the city allows him to follow difficult
cases to often far-reaching conclusions.
Theodore Roosevelt appointed Bat Masterson as Deputy Marshal of New York City
in 1905. Masterson called New York “America’s biggest
McCloud is a
variant of Coogan’s Bluff (Don Siegel, dir.), and features
elaborate writing, bold action, and the quintessence of high comedy.
was nominated for an Emmy in 1974 and 1975.