San Francisco Police Commissioner Stewart "Mac" McMillan and his amateur detective wife keep their marriage unpredictable while solving the city's most baffling crimes.

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Series cast summary:
...  Stewart McMillan 40 episodes, 1971-1977
...  Sgt. Charles Enright / ... 39 episodes, 1971-1977
...  Sally McMillan 34 episodes, 1971-1976
...  Mildred 32 episodes, 1971-1976
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Attorney and US Navy vet Stewart "Mac" McMillan is appointed Commissioner of Police for the city of San Francisco. He often handles the very high profile cases personally. Helping him out on many of them is his wife Sally, who's father was a detective for the SFPD. In fact, Sally gets so involved that she often puts herself in harms way. They are often assisted by Mac's loyal, but somewhat inept assistant Sgt. Charlie Enright and their hard drinking, smart mouthed live in maid Mildred. Sadly, a few years after Mac's appointment Sally dies in a plane crash. Also, Mildred quits her position and is replaced by her scatterbrained sister Agatha. Also, in later years Enright is promoted to lieutenant. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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

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In Seasons 1-4, the McMillan residence is a townhouse in the middle of downtown San Francisco. Several episodes and segments open with establishing shots of the outside of the flat. At the beginning of Season 5, shots of the outside of the McMillan home is an actual stand alone house; yet yhe interior remains the same. There is no explanation in the series as to the extremely obvious change. See more »

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The San Francisco Police Department has always been helmed by a Police Chief, not a Police Commissioner. See more »

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Featured in The Universal Story (1996) See more »

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16 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Re the comment: "I was surprised that posters mentioned Hudson's homosexuality as somehow influencing perception of this show in hindsight. Hudson was gay; Mac wasn't. If straight men can play gay characters, why can't the reverse be true? Why must someone's private life interfere with a role?" I was merely responding to the one reviewer citing Hudson being gay and then characterizing Mac & Sally's relationship as "sexless." After seeing the pilot again on the recently released DVD, I can say it was anything but! The two characters seem to be hugging, kissing, making out, etc., almost all the time (there's even a rather risqué - for 1971 TV - scene that has a clearly naked Susan St. James taking a shower behind a fogged stall window).


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