Season 2 Episode 3

Somebody's Out to Get Jennie

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 24, 1971 on NBC
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Somebody's Out to Get Jennie
An industrial engineer is thought to have been died in an air crash, and his secretary is driven into a mental hospital.

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    Dennis Weaver

    Dennis Weaver

    Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud, Taos, New Mexico

    J.D. Cannon

    J.D. Cannon

    Peter B. Clifford, Chief of Detectives, City of New York

    Barry Sullivan

    Barry Sullivan

    Brig. Gen. [Ret.] Ralph Touhy

    Guest Star

    Cameron Mitchell

    Cameron Mitchell

    Robert Devlin

    Guest Star

    Gabriel Dell

    Gabriel Dell

    Ira Mastin

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Those with a discerning ear might notice that Gabriel Dell does a pretty dead on vocal impersonation of Cameron Mitchell in the scenes where Ira Mastin calls Jenny on the telephone.

      • Nitpick: Early in the episode Touhy is referred to as a full or four star general but later on he gets a demotion to brigadier (or one-star) general.

    • QUOTES (12)

      • McCloud: I don't mind tellin' ya, Mr. Mastin, I don't care what happens to ya, after what ya did to that girl.
        Ira Mastin: What girl?
        McCloud: Mr. Devlin might kill ya himself for that. I don't care how ya get it, personally.

      • (anticipating an ambush)
        McCloud: (with pistol drawn) Get in the passenger side.
        Ira Mastin: It's my car.
        McCloud: Get in the passenger side!

      • Robert Devlin: (to McCloud) It gives ya the shakes when someone's tryin' ta kill ya.

      • Chief Clifford: (quietly) Get a voucher from Accounting. Two days. Just two days. If you don't find Devlin, keep ridin' south.
        McCloud: 'Preciate it.

      • McCloud: Now, Jennie, look now, look. Your hand is in mine. There's not gonna be any monsters. Not gonna be any trolls comin' through the trollgate. If they do, I'll just take my .45 and shoot 'em. I'll fill 'em full o' daylight.

      • Jennie: You have such a sympathetic face. It's real. It's not a mask. Is it?
        McCloud: Well, whatever it is, it's all that I got.

      • Ralph Touhy: (of Jennie) You take care of her.
        Ira Mastin: No, no, that's not my line. I'm just an accomplice.

      • Ralph Touhy: What's a McCloud?
        Ira Mastin: He's a cowboy they got down at the detective bureau.

      • Ralph Touhy: (to Ira Mastin) Corruption is the great leveler.

      • Dr. Gortgaard: We have enough to treat Jennie for without having to treat her for stress induced by police third-degree methods.
        McCloud: Yeah, well, I don't have any police third-degree methods, but see, I'm just gonna take her out to dinner and sit down and talk to her like a friend, ya know what I mean?

      • Ira Mastin: You know a little place in Taos called the, uh, Hi Hat Club?
        McCloud: (laughs) You bet I do. I was the one that closed it down.
        Ira Mastin: Well, I closed up a coupla clubs in my time. If you'd ever seen my act, you'd understand.

      • (regarding a wire figure sculpture in the office of Ira Mastin)
        Ira Mastin: You like this, it's nice, isn't it?
        McCloud: Looks like some haybaler had a slack season.

    • NOTES (6)

      • Additional Credit:
        Titles & Optical Effects: UNIVERSAL TITLE

      • Julie Sommars is billed as a Special Guest Star in the opening credits.

      • Sgt. Broadhurst (Terry Carter) does not appear in this episode and is not credited.

      • The climactic scene of this episode where McCloud, Devlin, and Mastin drive up to the Touhy mansion bears a strong resemblance to the climactic scene of an episode of The Untouchables entitled Silent Partner. Only in this episode things end peacefully whereas on The Untouchables it ended in bloodshed.

      • In the scene where Robert Devlin calls up Ira Mastin at his office to arrange a meeting, Mastin is watching the classic 1934 horror film The Black Cat starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi on a television set in his office. Gabriel Dell, who played Mastin, had earlier starred with Lugosi in the 1943 horror comedy Spooks Run Wild.

      • Robert Presnell, Jr. was nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America for this episode.

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