A composer/pianist whose latest work is dedicated to Sally is stabbed in his apartment which contains items that point to a relationship with her, although she had not met him previously.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Buzz Simms
Louise Montgomery
Tom Troupe ...
Joe Layton
Manny Sky
Deputy D.A. Chapman
Mrs. Drake
Bob Bralver ...
James Dobson ...
3rd Reporter


Buzz Simms. a concert pianist of great promise, is nearly strangled in his apartment. Simms has troubles enough -- a music critic for a local arts newspaper regularly scourges him at every performance. Did the music critic go one step further and try to kill Buzz for "bad music"? The critic is a friend of Sally's, who reads for the almost-blind old man. He has an alibi for the attack, but Mac suspects something is wrong when he finds that the music critic is a dead ringer for Buzz's late father, who despised modern jazz music. Mac also questions the music critic's near-blindness when he's slow to react to Mac pulling a trick with a light flash. Who is the music critic ... really? Written by Peter Harris

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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22 October 1972 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Sally is pushed off the beachfront balcony and is falling into the ocean , Mildred is heard yelling "Susan!", using the actresses' name instead of the characters. See more »


Sally McMillan: Forgive me?
Police Commissioner Stewart 'Mac' McMillan: Forgiven.
Sally McMillan: Oh no! Not so easy! Make me suffer.
Police Commissioner Stewart 'Mac' McMillan: [shouting] Suffer!
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References Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) See more »

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Blues for Sally M
14 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have enjoyed McMillan & Wife since the beginning. My two favorite episodes are when McMillan proposes and my all time favorite episode is; "Blues for Sally M." I was so sad that poor Buzz didn't have a clue as to how talented he was. Compliments and love mean so much to all of us. However; Since 1972, I have been looking for that particular music. Much to my dismay I have been unable to find it.Its a wonderful episode and an extremely dynamic piece of music. Does anyone out there have a clue how I can find it a copy of the composition? If so please let me know so I don't have to keep playing the musical sections of the movie over and over just so I can hear the composition. Life would be great. I love that piece of music.

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