Mac's closest friend from France, a high-ranking police inspector who recently married a San Francisco socialite, comes to town to show her off and talk business with his wealthy father-in-law. Mac can't give his buddy the royal treatment because he's just arrested a bullying lawyer for witness intimidation. The lawyer, from the inside, apparently hires a gunman to follow Mac around and fire warning shots at him. When Mac and Sally attend a fancy-dress ball, the inspector's wife (herself an old friend of Mac's) asks to talk to Mac on an outside balcony. A rifle shot rings out and she falls dead. Everyone thinks that the hired gunman fired at Mac and made a tragic miss, and the police inspector threatens to go ballistic in his search for the killer. But was Mac the real target? The plot thickens when the inspector narrowly escapes a bombing and another person -- with no ties to the gunman -- is murdered. Were the inspector, his wife or possibly both of them the targets, and why? Written by
Did You Know?
The McMillan's home phone number is 536-6674, according to Inspector Jacques Arnaud. Enright's phone number is 856-8533 judging by what Sally punched on the phone. See more
When dancing at the party when introduced to Sinclair and Maggie, the opening shot shows Mac and Sally, dancing, when camera starts to pan away from them, Mac (Rock Hudson) looks into camera when it pans away. See more