McMillan & Wife: Season 4, Episode 5

Night Train to L.A. (19 Jan. 1975)

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With a very pregnant Sally at home McMillan, Sgt. Enright and Mildred travel to by train to Los Angeles to attend a police convention. In fact, they're traveling on a train that was ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Burke ...
Police Chief Les Walker
Sgt. Sam Dugan
Tommy Brown
Murray Matheson ...
Aaron Hildreth
Nicole Avery
Elizabeth Lane ...
Lisa Davis
Morgan Jones ...
Sgt. Fischer
Jim Malinda ...
Sgt. Thorn
Bernie Kuby ...
Joe Renteria ...
Sgt. Dalen
Paul Pepper ...
Sgt. Masters


With a very pregnant Sally at home McMillan, Sgt. Enright and Mildred travel to by train to Los Angeles to attend a police convention. In fact, they're traveling on a train that was chartered for them and about another dozen area policeman by the wealthy Aaron Hildeth. He's also invited Tommy Brown, an author whose recent book revealed supposed police corruption, in the hope that he might develop a more positive impression of the police force. The cops aren't happy to have him on board and one of them even gets into a fistfight with the writer. When Brown is found shot to death in his compartment - and since there is no one other than police officers on the train - Mac correctly assumes that the murderer has to be one of them. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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19 January 1975 (USA)  »

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Murder on a train chartered for cops
10 February 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Having Michael Callen on board a train, an obnoxious man who has written a tell all book about police corruption with a group of cops attending a police convention in Los Angeles is a guarantee of homicide. Fortunately Commissioner Stewart MacMillan from San Francisco is also on board and he solves it before the train pulls into the City of Angels.

Callen is also traveling with his girl Friday Linda Evans. After he's dead there are some attempts on her and one on Rock Hudson as he starts to get close.

Another locked room mystery if you view the moving train as a locked room. Not as good as some MacMillan stories because billing gives the villain away. One more thing however, the villain is the one you think can't have done it because of certain circumstances. But that one who can't have done it is the one who indeed does it.

Susan Saint James is very pregnant and staying at home. Rock Hudson is accompanied by his trusty aide John Schuck and Nancy Walker who is hitching a ride to Los Angeles aboard this police special that railroad executive Murray Matheson has chartered for the cops. She doesn't lend all that much assistance, but Nancy Walker is always good for a few laughs.

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