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McCloud (detective, starring Dennis Weaver)

    (NBC Primetime, 1970 - 1977)

    [alternate title: "Four-In-One: McCloud";
     alternate title: "NBC Mystery Movie: McCloud";

     It began as part of a rotating group of mini-series under the
     umbrella title "Four-In-One"; The others were "Night Gallery",
     "San Francisco International Airport" and "The Psychaitrist";

     The next year (1971) it was part of a rotating group of
     series aired under the umbrella title "The NBC Mystery Movie";
     The other rotating series of the "Mystery Movie" were "Columbo", 
     "McMillan and Wife", "Banacek", "Cool Million" and "Madigan";

     This was Dennis Weaver's "breakout" role after he had been
     a fixture of the TV series "Gunsmoke" with James Arness for
     16 years (since 1955); In his role as a bumbling sidekick,
     Weaver was playing a semi-comic character, definitely weaker
     almost a whiner, and not a hero;

     Even though "Gunsmoke" was to continue another four years,
     Weaver left in 1971 to take this role -- four years before the
     end of "Gunsmoke"; so it is evident that Weaver saw a heroic 
     title role as worth the gamble, but it must have been a very
     difficult career choice at the time; Another character was
     introduced on "Gunsmoke" -- a blacksmith played by newcomer
     Burt Reynolds;

     The McCloud character was a curious concept -- a Deputy from
     New Mexico brings himself and his techniques to Manhattan in
     supposedly temporary assigment to learn "big-city" techniques,
     but in the process contributes his own rather direct methods
     which get results but fluster his New York superiors;

     The role of Captain of Detectives was played by J.D. Cannon]


Theme 1 (1970 - 1971): "McCloud Theme"

     Composer: Glen Larson (BMI)

     Orig. Publisher: Duchess Music Corporation (BMI)

     2001 Publisher: Universal/Duchess Music Corporation (BMI)
                        c/o Universal Music Publishing Group
                        a div. of Universal Studios
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Theme 2 (1971 - 1977): "Mystery Movie Of The Week"

    [above is the THEME created for the rotating umbrella series 
     of which "McCloud" was one -- "The NBC Mystery Movie"...

     above is the title as filed for copyright; ASCAP titles
     are: "Mystery Movie (Signature)"; 
     aka: "Mystery Movie Theme"; 
     aka: "Mystery Movie Main Title"]

     Composer: Henry Nicola Mancini (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Leeds Music Corp. (ASCAP)

     1998 Publisher: MCA/On Backstreet Music, Inc. (ASCAP), 
                     c/o MCA Music Publishing/a division of
                     Universal Studios, Inc., of
                     Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date: Oct. 13, 1971; Eu 283 321.
     Renewal   Date: Jan. 15, 1999; RE-801-021.

     Recording:


Theme 3 (1971 - 1977): "McCloud Theme"

    [BMI alternate title aka: "Main Title"]

     Composer: David Lee Shire (BMI)

     Orig. Publisher: Duchess Music Corporation (BMI)

     2001 Publisher: Universal/Duchess Music Corporation (BMI)
                        c/o Universal Music Publishing Group
                        a div. of Universal Studios
                        of Los Angeles, CA

     Copyright Date: Jan. 4, 1971; Eu 225 497.
     Renewal   Date: Mar. 3, 1999; RE-806-759.

     Recordings: 


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