McMillan & Wife: Season 6, Episode 4

Coffee, Tea, or Cyanide (30 Jan. 1977)

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When Mac is scheduled to take a first-class flight from San Francisco to Hawaii, an airline executive arrives early and in mechanic's garb on the pretext of inspecting the aircraft. His ... See full summary »

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Martha Raye ...
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Carol Hanover
Jack Jones ...
Johnny Barton
Leslie Charleson ...
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Tisha Sterling ...
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When Mac is scheduled to take a first-class flight from San Francisco to Hawaii, an airline executive arrives early and in mechanic's garb on the pretext of inspecting the aircraft. His real mission is to poison his wife, via cyanide injected into a champagne bottle. But a drunken passenger clamoring for more gets the lethal dose by mistake. The plane develops serious engine trouble and turns back to Los Angeles. The executive goes up to the VIP lounge to await justice -- but it comes sooner than expected when someone follows him upstairs and stabs him. Mac and a flight attendant team to try to find the killer, who may well be a member of the flight crew. Written by Peter Harris

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Carol Hanover: [Carol is afraid to fly and has covered her eyes. Mac returns to his seat] Mac, is that you?
Police Commissioner Stewart 'Mac' McMillan: No.
Carol Hanover: That's not funny.
Carol Hanover: [Later a flight attendant hands them pillows] What is that?
Police Commissioner Stewart 'Mac' McMillan: A purple pillow.
Carol Hanover: That's not funny.
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First class suspects
26 June 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The widower police commissioner of San Francisco decides that a vacation in Hawaii might be just the thing. So Rock Hudson is off to Hawaii flying first class with a pesky journalist played by Julie Sommars. But a pair of murders occurs, the first by accident, the second quite by design.

As the suspect list includes both the flight crew and the first class passengers, it's a list of about 15 to 20. The second murder is that of the owner of the airline played by a man known for playing hard driving executives who aren't always squeamish about methods. Robert Webber was always being cast in these kinds of roles because he was so good in them as he is here.

Webber was in a stock war as he was trying to get undisputed control of the company. He made a lot of enemies, many of them on that plane. But it never does to have the police commissioner himself on the scene of the crimes. Rock Hudson has no choice to get involved.

I will say this, few will mourn Webber's passing and what was done to him was done for love.


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