McCloud The Solid Gold Swingers (1970–1977) Online
McCloud investigates the death of a woman he finds dead on the balcony of a Senator's apartment. When the body vanishes before the crime scene can be processed, nobody believes him and McCloud finds himself assigned as a school crossing guard. Soon however, the missing body is recovered from a Central Park lake and other women are turning up strangled all indicating it's the same killer at work. McCloud gets a glimpse of the killer moments after he commits his latest murder and the Chief decides to put him on the case after all. The dead women were all call girls who once worked for Karen Chandler, an ex-madam who was been in the business for a long time and is now retired. McCloud thinks Karen is having the girls killed to keep them from testifying against her at an upcoming trial but another killing puts that theory to rest. McCloud thinks he has the solution however.
|Episode complete credited cast:|
|Dennis Weaver||-||Sam McCloud|
|J.D. Cannon||-||Peter B. Clifford|
|Terry Carter||-||Sgt. Joe Broadhurst|
|Joanna Pettet||-||Melissa Thompson|
|Joanna Barnes||-||Karen Chandler|
|Steve Allen||-||Doug King|
|Neville Brand||-||Detective Lt. Mackie|
|Simon Scott||-||Arthur Ferris|
|Teri Garr||-||Sgt. Phyllis Norton|
|Elizabeth Lane||-||Grace Hollenbeck|
|William Bramley||-||Detective Sgt. Reese|
|Denny Miller||-||Murphy Michaels|
Teri Garr's first appearance as Phyllis Norton. She had appeared as a different police officer in the last episode of season three. Sgt. Norton became a recurring character over the next two seasons.
McCloud describes Jerry to Mr. Chen as being in his late thirties. In December 1973, Ross Martin was 53 years old and would die 8 years later in 1981 from a heart attack.
While talking to McCloud at the elevator homicide scene, Chief Clifford states he has 22 years of police experience, which would mean he began circa 1951.