McMillan & Wife (1971–1977)

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San Francisco attorney Stuart McMillan is named Commissioner of the San Francisco Police Department. With his pretty, but somewhat kooky, wife Sally, her hard-drinking housekeeper Mildred, ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 5 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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 Police Commissioner Stewart 'Mac' 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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San Francisco attorney Stuart McMillan is named Commissioner of the San Francisco Police Department. With his pretty, but somewhat kooky, wife Sally, her hard-drinking housekeeper Mildred, and his assistant, the dimwitted Seargent Charlie Enright, Mac manages to solve some of San Francisco's most baffling crimes. Written by anne0

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When it comes to solving crime, two heads are better than one. See more »

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Both Susan Saint James and Nancy Walker left the show at the end of the 1975-1976 season. Saint James because of a contract dispute, and Walker because she had just signed a contract with ABC. See more »

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Not as interesting as its NBC Mystery Movie cohorts
16 December 2002 | by (Irving, TX) – See all my reviews

This, along with "Columbo" and "McCloud" plus several lesser-known and short lived also-rans made up the NBC Mystery Movie franchise during most of the Seventies. Three or four rotating characters took turns headlining a 90-minute telefilm each week. Of the three most famous elements of the series, "McMillan" was the least unusual. "Mac" McMillan was the Police Chief of San Francisco whose wife Sally "helped" him solve various murders. Sally and the McMillan's housekeeper Mildred (Nancy Walker) were responsible for most of the unique elements of the show. The films were well-made and adequately complex to sustain interest over the longer-than-average running time of the series. Like everything Rock Hudson did during his career, this has new layers of interest since the revelations about his sexuality shortly before his death; the relationship between Mac and Sally seems sexless in hindsight, though that may be a product of the differences between the 1970s and today as much as Rock Hudson's homosexuality. One unusual episode in which Mac is called to Naval Reserve duty as defense counsel in a murder trial plays like a 20-years too early pilot for "JAG," but most of this series was solid if unexceptional police procedural with the wife thrown in for color.


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