San Francisco Police Commissioner Stewart "Mac" McMillan and his amateur detective wife keep their marriage unpredictable while solving the city's most baffling crimes.

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 Stewart McMillan (40 episodes, 1971-1977)
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 Sgt. Charles Enright / ... (39 episodes, 1971-1977)
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 Sally McMillan (34 episodes, 1971-1976)
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 Mildred (32 episodes, 1971-1976)
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Attorney and US Navy vet Stewart "Mac" McMillan is appointed Commissioner of Police for the city of San Francisco. He often handles the very high profile cases personally. Helping him out on many of them is his wife Sally, who's father was a detective for the SFPD. In fact, Sally gets so involved that she often puts herself in harms way. They are often assisted by Mac's loyal, but somewhat inept assistant Sgt. Charlie Enright and their hard drinking, smart mouthed live in maid Mildred. Sadly, a few years after Mac's appointment Sally dies in a plane crash. Also, Mildred quits her position and is replaced by her scatterbrained sister Agatha. Also, in later years Enright is promoted to lieutenant. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Mac was in the Naval Reserves where he served as a JAG officer. See more »

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The slight modification of the interior set of the McMillan's home provided a continuity problem. In season five's, "Aftershock", the mystery centered around a skeleton found in their brick fireplace which supposedly had been put there when the home was built. However, in at least the first two seasons of the show, their fireplace was of different construction and not made of brick, thereby belying the idea the skeleton could have been there all along. See more »

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Referenced in The Cleveland Show: Die Semi-Hard (2011) See more »

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The Nick and Nora of the 1970's
27 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This show definitely was inspired by the Thin Man. This was a very light hearted detective show and Rock Hudson and Susan St. James were a perfect match. Forget about all the revelations that came up after Hudson's death. Just look at the show for how well it was written. Also, Nancy Walker and John Schuck gave the show its perfect comic relief as Mildred and Enright respectively.


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