Season 1 Episode 5

Manhattan Manhunt (2) (or The Stage Is All the World)

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 07, 1970 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (the hoosegow for Ted Callender)
      McCloud: Let's go.
      Ted Callender: Lead on, MacDuff. You know, I'm going to make you a star!
      McCloud: Oh, you bet y'are.

    • Ted Callender: (to McCloud) There's not a lawyer in the land that can do to that jury what I can do, mate. I can mesmerize 'em.

    • (Chief Clifford explains that some actors are "physically unstable")
      McCloud: For them, it's not "all the world's a stage," it's "the stage is all the world."
      Chief Clifford: (with mild appreciation) Uh, you read Shakespeare in the bunkhouse?
      McCloud: I thought that was Zane Grey.

    • (speaking to McCloud, who is at Ted Callender's mod cocktail party, via telephone)
      Chief Clifford: How do things look there?
      McCloud: Like Halloween.
      Chief Clifford: Well, now you know what a showfolk hoedown looks like.

    • (Chris Coughlin wants to know how her article on "The Marshal from Manhattan" went over with Chief Clifford.)
      McCloud: It hit him about like a three-day case o' prairie chiggers.

    • McCloud: Chief, I didn't ask to come to New York, but since I'm here, I'd like to feel that I'm useful.
      Chief Clifford: So would I. But you can't have everything.

    • (McCloud is to make himself scarce from here on)
      Chief Clifford: Do I make myself clear?
      McCloud : Comin' in like a bear in December.
      Chief Clifford: McCloud, I don't even wanna know what that means.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • I thought that was Zane Grey
      Refers to Zane Grey (1872–1939), a popular American author best known for novels and stories of adventure which presented the rugged Old West in an idealized image.

    • Lead on, MacDuff
      The origin of this phrase is the Shakespearean play Macbeth. In actuality, it is a misquote as Macbeth's actual line in the play is "Lay on Macduff, and damn'd be him that first cries, 'Hold, enough!'"

      All the world's a stage
      The origin of this phrase is the Shakespearean play As You Like It. The context of the quote is:
      All the world's a stage,
      And all the men and women merely players:
      They have their exits and their entrances;
      And one man in his time plays many parts.