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McMillan & Wife 

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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Rock Hudson ...  Stewart McMillan 40 episodes, 1971-1977
John Schuck ...  Sgt. Charles Enright / ... 39 episodes, 1971-1977
Susan Saint James ...  Sally McMillan 34 episodes, 1971-1976
Nancy Walker ...  Mildred 32 episodes, 1971-1976
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Storyline

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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1971 (USA) See more »

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McMillan See more »

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Runtime:

(15 episodes) | (24 episodes) | (pilot)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Part of the original Sunday NBC Mystery Movie which rotated with the series McCloud (1970) and Columbo (1971). 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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Referenced in That '70s Show: Laurie Moves Out (1999) See more »

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16 August 2005 | by grgstv338See 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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