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ANOTHER OFFSPRING of ITV’s Mystery Movie strand (see MACMILLAN AND WIFE, if you dare), here came DENNIS “GENTLE BEN” WEAVER swapping his airboat for a horse as the eponymous New Mexico lawman using cowboy chicanery to lassoo hoodlams in Harlem. Literally rode into town in opening titles. Behind it all: that cowed husk of a hotshot who we haven’t heard from for all 50 seconds…GLEN A. LARSON!



  1. Cindylover1969

    June 1, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Yer actual source of Troy’s surname, Doug McClure (RIP), has an uncredited cameo at the end of “Deadly Arena” as a cowboy TV star who long-suffering Clifford puts under McCloud’s care – a real stereotyped cowpoke, completely unlike the guy he was playing on “The Virginian” at the time.

  2. Applemask

    May 25, 2013 at 4:05 pm


  3. iMatt

    September 29, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Pretty much inspired by Coogan’s Bluff starring Clint Eastwood?

  4. George White

    May 16, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    There was an episode with Adam Faith as a Budgie Bird-esque Cockney who somehow was working as an Inspector in Scotland Yard. McCloud had come over to “London”, ie a lot of stock footage and a red bus on the Little Europe backlot, and Jack Cassidy, father of David played a Raffles-esque lord/cat burgular who was working with the IRA to blow up Buck House (or the Huntingdon Library dressed up as Buck House)

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