Pic of the Day: “Fifth Man in a String Quartet” revisited

We kick off the work week with another look at the McCloud episode “Fifth Man in a String Quartet,” first broadcast on February 2, 1972. Timothy’s unnamed apartment house manager is helping out McCloud (Dennis Weaver) with a case.

Fifth Man in a String Quartet - 1972

As we all know, Tim and Weaver appeared three times together – here, in the Gunsmoke episode “The Gentleman” (1958), and in What’s the Matter with Helen? (1971). What most people don’t know, though, is that it might have been four. Tim had been cast in Ralph Nelson‘s Duel at Diablo (1966), also co-starring Weaver, and had a big fight scene with star James Garner. However, it looks like this was yet another film that Timothy was fired from.  It would be nice to get the full scoop on what happened.

2 responses to “Pic of the Day: “Fifth Man in a String Quartet” revisited

    • Thanks, Mike! Like I said on FB, I found a newspaper article online from 1965 that was talking about shooting the film and Garner’s fight with Tim. I wonder if there’s some footage of that floating around….


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