McMillan & Wife (1971–1977)
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Murder by the Barrel 

Moving into their new home, Sally discovers a dead body inside one of the barrels but when Mac and the police arrive both barrel and body are gone.

Director:

John Astin

Writers:

Leonard Stern (created by) (as Leonard B. Stern), Oliver Hailey
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Rock Hudson ... Stewart McMillan
Susan Saint James ... Sally McMillan
John Schuck ... Sgt. Charles Enright
Nancy Walker ... Mildred
Kenneth Mars ... Mr. Buchanan
David Huddleston ... Pylant
Vito Scotti ... Guido Barteloni
Warren J. Kemmerling ... Dickerson (as Warren Kemmerling)
Michael Bow Michael Bow ... Logan
William Traylor William Traylor ... Gene (as William Hurley Traylor)
Carmen Zapata Carmen Zapata ... Mrs. Barteloni
William Bramley William Bramley ... Sergeant Warthheimer
Lawrence Cook Lawrence Cook ... Wainright (as Larry Cook)
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Moving into their new home, Sally discovers a dead body inside one of the barrels but when Mac and the police arrive both barrel and body are gone.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1971 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Sally's car is a 1953 MG TD. See more »

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At the very end of the barrel discussion, Enright says, "No, you've got it backwards," but his lips don't move. See more »

Quotes

Commissioner Stewart McMillan: What have you found out, Enright?
Sgt. Charles Enright: Well, we're off to see Mr. Buchanan who runs the moving company, sir, but we searched both kinds of barrels in storage there but there's no barrel with a body in it.
Commissioner Stewart McMillan: What do you mean both kinds of barrels?
Sgt. Charles Enright: Well, there are two kinds of barrels, there are storage barrels and there are shipping barrels.
Commissioner Stewart McMillan: And the barrels we received are shipping barrels?
Sgt. Charles Enright: Right. Now I found it's not possible to store a shipping barrel but a shipping barrel you can store.
Sally McMillan: I'm not sure...
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Well, there are two kinds of barrels, there are storage barrels and there are shipping barrels.
1 January 2019 | by SylSee all my reviews

Rock Hudson and Susan Saint James played the San Francisco police commissioner and his wife, Sally. When Sally opens up a storage barrel during their move into their new home, she discovers a body in it. When she comes back with her husband, the barrel and body are gone. Nancy Walker played the wonderful housekeeper, Mildred, in this series.


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