McCloud (1970–1977)
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The Stage Is All the World 

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An extremely arrogant Broadway producer is receiving death threats for the content of his new play, and McCloud must find out if the threats are real or made up by the producer himself.


Russ Mayberry


Herman Miller (creator), Norman Hudis


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Episode credited cast:
Dennis Weaver ... Sam McCloud
J.D. Cannon ... Peter B. Clifford
Terry Carter ... Sgt. Joe Broadhurst
Richard Dawson ... Ted Callender
Tina Sinatra ... Jennifer Houghton (as Christina Sinatra)
Richard Van Vleet ... Les Lander
Albert Popwell ... Gus Milner
Bill Duncan Bill Duncan ... Officer
Murray Matheson ... Grantley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leo Gordon ... Officer


An extremely arrogant Broadway producer is receiving death threats for the content of his new play, and McCloud must find out if the threats are real or made up by the producer himself.

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Release Date:

7 October 1970 (USA) See more »

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The Stage Is All the World See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title is based upon a quote from William Shakespeare's play "As You Like It": (Act II, Scene VII): "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." See more »


The jazz-rock band playing at the big party where Callender is nearly shot features a solo by a flute player but no flute player is shown as part of the band. See more »


Sam McCloud: Now, Mr Callender, about that party o' yours.
Ted Callender: I ain't calling it off.
Sam McCloud: You know it's going to be very difficult to guard you with all those people there.
Ted Callender: Well, that's your problem, mate.
Sam McCloud: It's your life.
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Alternate Versions

In syndication, episode 1.2 "Horse Stealing on Fifth Avenue" was combined with 1.4, "The Stage is All the World" to form the feature-length 'Manhattan Manhunt', which also includes some new dialogue to link the two stories. Home video releases may utilize the arrangement of the original NBC broadcasts. See more »

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good episode
27 September 2012 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

When I looked at my DVD I didn't find the particular title that was stated here on IMDb. A bit confused I searched for the storyline about an arrogant Broadway producer so I came across Manhattan Manhunt. It looked like the same story but strangely when the episode started it was also titled Manhattan Manhunt. Again, IMDb said it was just one hour long, but on my DVD (region 2) it took 72 minutes to watch. But when I watched it I also recognised the story about McCloud and a gunman. So here we have it, Manhattan Manhunt is a compilation of Who Says You Can't Make Friends in New York City? and The Stage Is All the World.

The story, as for many McCloud episodes, is rather simple and doesn't have a lot of shootings or pursuits. Still, this episode was watchable but coming from the early seventies couldn't stand the time but being that old it is watchable just to see Time Square back then or here a party going on with some kind of hippies. That part is heavily edited but it worked out fine.

All acting was believable but you could fall over the thing that McCloud is new in the city but always finds his way through New York.

Horse Stealing on Fifth Avenue is never used on region 2 DVD's, the only thing they used from it is here to see, the horseback chase used in all subsequent episode titles.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 0/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5

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