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The Classic TV Archive - US Mystery Movie Series

Rock Hudson Series:
NBC Mystery Movie: McMillan & Wife (1971-77)    -  The Devlin Connection (1982)
NBC Mystery Movie:
McMillan and Wife

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by
Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)
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McMILLAN AND WIFE (1971-76) / McMILLAN (1976-77)
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Talent Associates--Norton Simon, Inc. Production
in association with
Universal Television/ Universal City Studios/ an MCA Company
for
NBC
Created by Leonard B. Stern
Executive Producer Leonard B.Stern
Produced by Paul Mason (1971-74)(seasons 1-3)
Produced by Jon Epstein (1974-77)(seasons 4-6)

US Crime Mystery series 1971-77 40 episodes x 90/120 min color
90 min slot = (74 min approx running time)
120 min slot = (96 min approx running time)
Starring:
Rock Hudson as Police Commissioner Stewart McMillan (1971-77)
Susan Saint James as Sally McMillan (1971-76)
Recurring Co-Stars: (seasons 1-5)
[JS] John Schuck as Sgt. Charles Enright (1971-77)
[NW] Nancy Walker as Mildred (1971-76)
[MEB] Martin E. Brooks ..... Deputy D.A. Chapman (recurring)
(eps #10 #11 #12, #13)
Carole Cook as Carol Crenshaw

Recurring Guest Stars:
John Astin as Sykes (#11, #15 - possibly more)
Mildred Natwick as Beatrice McMillan, Mac's mother (#27, #28)

Recurring Co-Stars: (season 6 "McMillan")
Martha Raye as Agatha (1976-77)
Richard Gilliland as Sgt. Steve DiMaggio (1976-77)
Gloria Stroock as Maggie (1976-77)
Bill Quinn as Police Chief Paulson (1976-77)

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[--] McMillan and Wife: ONCE UPON A DEAD MAN (pilot)
17-Sep-1971 NBC Friday
executive producer Leonard Stern
producer Paul Mason
written by Chester Krumholz & Leonard Stern
directed by Leonard Stern
director of photography Stanley M. Lazan
music Jerry Fielding
starring
Rock Hudson as Commissioner Stewart McMillan
Susan Saint James as Sally McMillan
Jack Albertson as Chief Andy Yeakel   
Rene Auberjonois as Andre Stryker
Kurt Kasznar as Edmond Corday
Jonathan Harris as Mr. Wortzel
Herb Edelman as Gregory Constantine
John Schuck as Sergeant Enright
James Wainwright as John Patterson
Lilyan Chauvin as Mme. Jamac
Frank Orsatti as Dewhawk
Stacy Keach Sr. as Dr. Hinton
Linda Watkins as Emily Hull
Gerald Hiken as Etienne Jacoby
Jerry Harper as George
Gretchen Kanne as Ann
Synopsis:
The story of San Francisco police commissioner Stewart McMillan and Sally
McMillan his inquisitive zany young wife. The plot at hand starts out with
a theft at a charity auction. This snowballs into the disappearance of a
an Egyptian sarcophagus. Want to bet that a body will tumble out of that
sarcophagus before its over. [RF]

##### Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife #######
############ season 1 1971-72 ###############
############## (90 min slot) #################
"NBC Mystery Movie" Wednesdays 8:30-10:00 pm Eastern
rotated with "Columbo" & "McCloud"

Ep 1.1 [--] NBC Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: MURDER BY THE BARREL (90 min slot)
29-Sep-1971 NBC Wed
Universal TV prod #33204
written by Burt Prelutsky
directed by John Astin
guest stars
Kenneth Mars as Mr. Buchanan
David Huddleston as Pylant
Vito Scotti as Barteloni
Warren Kemmerling as Dickerson
with
Michael Bow as Logan
William Traylor as Gene Davidson
William Bramley as Sergeant Warthheimer

Ep 1.2 [--] NBC Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: THE EASY SUNDAY MURDER CASE (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod #33212
20-Oct-1971 NBC Wed
guest stars
June Havoc as Francesca Fairborn
Paul Stevens as Chief Andy Yeakel
Linda Watkins as Emily Hill
Wally Cox as Dr. Carmichael
Shepperd Strudwick as Rudolph Dimrose
with
Joey Foreman as Motorcycle Policeman
Joe E. Ross as The Doorman
Midori as Miss Le May
Yale Summers as George Fairborn

Ep 1.3 [--] NBC Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: HUSBANDS, WIVES, AND KILLERS (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod #33215
10-Nov-1971 NBC Wed
guest stars
Tyne Daly as Janet
Cesare Danova as Alex DeSane
Beverlee McKinsey as Laurie Forrest
Ed Flanders as Tom
Lorraine Gary as Monica
Paul Stewart as Chief Andy Yeakel
John Abbott as Rochemont
Oscar Beregi Jr as Joseph Corling
with
Simmy Bow as Soup
Richard Roat as Chuck Forrest
Ron Masak as Policeman
Synopsis:
McMillan and his snoopy but very pretty wife Sally are entrusted with
protection of a valuable necklace. The intrigue and the climactic Sennett-
style chase are great, this is also the fabled episode where Mac comports
himself in a bunny costume. [RF]

Ep 1.4 [--] NBC Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: DEATH IS A SEVEN POINT FAVORITE (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod #33203
08-Dec-1971 NBC Wed
starring
Don Stroud as Billy Benton
Andrew Duggan as Harlan Royce
John Anderson as Sandy King
Peter Bonerz as George Harvard
Jackie Coogan as Lowball
Larry Pennell as Vic Whelan
Don Ross as Brady

Ep 1.5 [--] NBC Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: THE FACE OF MURDER (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod #33207
05-Jan-1972 NBC Wed
guest stars
Claude Akins as Freddie O'Neal
Hazel Court as Frances Mayerling
Edward Andrews as Carter Mayerling
Jon Cypher as John Thomas Clark
Richard Deacon as Peter Childs
Marj Dusay as Eloise Simms
Clifford David as Edmond Lake

Ep 1.6 [--] NBC Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: 'TIL DEATH DO US PART (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod #33208
16-Feb-1972 NBC Wed
guest stars
Lawrence Pressman as Peter Jordan
Samantha Jones as Loretta
Linda Watkins as Emily Hull
Alice Nunn as Mrs. Maxwell
Ned Wertimer as Harry

Ep 1.7 [--] NBC Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: AN ELEMENTARY CASE OF MURDER (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod #33213
01-Mar-1972 NBC Wed
guest stars
Barbara McNair as Lee Richards
Michael Ansara as Ben Matthews
Jack Carter as Cunningham
Bobby Troup as Errol Wilson
with
Selma Diamond as Gas Station Attendant
Martin E. Brooks as Deputy D.A. Chapman
Song: Until It's Time for You to Go sung by Barbara McNair.

##### Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife #######
############ season 2 1972-73 ###############
############### (90 min slot) ################
"NBC Sunday Mystery Movie" 8:30-10:00pm Eastern
rotated with "Columbo", "McCloud" & "Hec Ramsey"

2.01 [09] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: THE NIGHT OF THE WIZARD (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod #35602
24-Sep-1972 NBC Sunday
guest stars
Cameron Mitchell as Harry Hastings
Eileen Brennan as Nora Dane
Paul Richards as Dr. Eli Spake
Sharon Acker as Evie Kendall
Philip Carey as Arthur Kendall
Carole Cook as Marnie
(later she had a recurring role as Carol Crenshaw)
with
Martin E. Brooks as Deputy D.A. Chapman
(some sources have John Astin appearing?)
Synopsis:
The McMillans launch the season with still another murder mystery: this
time the suspect is the victim's wife. And this time, the accuser is the
suspect's ghost! [RF]

2.02 [10] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife:  BLUES FOR SALLY M (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod #35606
22Oct72 NBC Sun
Executive Producer Leonard B.Stern
Produced by Paul Mason
Associate Producer Ted Rich
Written by Alfred Brenner and Oliver Hailey
Directed by Robert Michael Lewis
Executive Story Consultant: Oliver Hailey
Director of Photography: Milton R. Krasner, A.S.C.
Musical Score: Jerry Fielding
Sunday Mystery Movie Theme: Henry Mancini
co-starring (opening credits)
JS (regular)
NW (regular)
Guest Stars:
Keir Dullea as Buzz Simms
Edie Adams as Louise Montgomery
Jack Carter as Newspaper Owner
Tom Troupe as Joe Layton
Don Mitchell as Manny Sky
*
Co-Starring (end credits)
Martin E. Brooks ..... Deputy D.A. Chapman (recurring)
Charlotte Rae ........ Mrs. Drake
Ned Wertimer ......... Drake
Barbara Rhoades ...... Waitress
With:
Bob Bralver .......... Attendent
James Dobson ......... 3rd Reporter
Ken Jones ............ 1st Reporter
Marvene Jones ........ Marvene
Alice Nunn ........... Woman
Bob Golden ........... Officer
Chester Hayes ........ Organ Grinder
Jack Manning ......... Man
Allen Pinson ......... Hood
Michael Richardson ... Young Man
Peggy Walton ......... Baroness
M and W investigate a piece of music dedicated to a unique woman.

2.03 [11] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: COP OF THE YEAR (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod #35613
19Nov72 NBC Sun
produced by Paul Mason
teleplay by Paul Mason and Oliver Hailey
from a short story by Edward D. Hoch
directed by Robert Michael Lewis
co-starring (opening credits)
JS (regular)
NW (regular)
Martin E. Brooks ..... Deputy D.A. Chapman (recurring)
Guest Stars:
Edmond O'Brien as Fontaine
Lorraine Gary as Monica Fontaine
Kenneth Mars as Dr. Thursby
Charles Nelson Reilly as Davison
Michael Ansara as Mike Bolger
Paul Winchell ........ TV Interviewer
and
John Astin ........... Sykes
*
co-starring (end credits)(incomplete?)
Kathleen King ....... Vicki
NOT ON CREDITS ??? ...
Colby Chester as Alex Fontaine
William Bramley as Whitey
Synopsis:
Sgt. Enright (John Schuck) gets a medal, but he's accused of murdering his
wife in the presence of the McMillans. [RF]

2.04 [12] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: TERROR TIMES TWO (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod. #35607
13Dec72 NBC
Executive Producer Leonard B.Stern
Produced by Paul Mason
Associate Producer Ted Rich
Written by Gloria Goldsmith
Directed by Ron Winston
Executive Story Consultant: Oliver Hailey
Director of Photography: Milton R. Krasner, A.S.C.
Musical Score: Luchi De Jesus
Sunday Mystery Movie Theme: Henry Mancini
Guest Star:
Andrew Duggan as Frank Carstairs
co-starring (opening credits)
JS (regular)
NW (regular)
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Martin E. Brooks ....... Deputy D.A. Chapman (recurring)
Charlotte Stewart ...... Sheila
Alan Manson ............ Eddie
Peter Masterson ........ Joey
Larry Hovis ............ O'Day
Carl Esmond ............ Zeiss
Celeste Yarnall ........ Miss Jones
With:
Noble Willingham ....... Sheriff
Leo J. Matranga ........ Waiter
Paul Sorenson .......... Waiter
and:
Beverly Washburn ....... Operator
Synopsis 1:
Police Commissioner McMillan, as well as his homicidal underworld look-
alike, abduct the real McMillan, the phony commissioner tries to fool Mac's
wife Sally and assistant Enright. If he's successful in pulling off the
pose, the "faux" McMillan will be able to sneak into a heavily guarded
hospital and bump off a mob informant. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A double helping of Rock Hudson as McMillan is kidnapped by a look-alike
baddie who plans to murder a police informer. Will his wife notice the difference?

2.05 [13] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife:  NO HEARTS, NO FLOWERS (90 min)
Universal TV prod. #35617
14Jan73 NBC
Produced by Paul Mason
Written by Steve Fisher
Directed by Gary Nelson
director of photography Milton R. Krasner
Guest Stars:
Sheree North as Dr. Marion Voight
Scott Brady as Casey
Albert Salmi as Joe Marley
Dick Van Patten as Henry
Leon Askin as Ingo
*
co-starring: (end credits)
Leon Askin ........... Ingo
Martin E. Brooks ..... Deputy D.A. Chapman (recurring)
with
Lee Paul as Officer Ryan
James Dobson as Sierra
Mary Miller Fox as Lila Mackay
Paul Lichtman as Man with Glasses
John McKee as Frank
Dick Yarmy as O'Hara
Synopsis:
Commissioner McMillan once more is saddled with a murder case. This time
there are four very likely suspects and the guilty party plans to make
McMillan's wife Sally the next victim. [RF]

2.06 [14] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: THE FINE ART OF STAYING ALIVE (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod. #35615
11Mar73 NBC
Produced by Paul Mason/ Associate producer Ted Rich
Teleplay by Oliver Hailey
Story by Paul Mason and Ted Leighton
Directed by Edward M. Abroms
director of photography Milton R. Krasner,A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Henry Jones as Matthew Pennington
Cesare Danova as Feliciano
Alan Hale, Jr. as Port Captain
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
John Stephenson ....... Harry
Felice Orlandi ........ Hill
Paul Sorensen ......... Stacy
Ken Jones ............. Newscaster
Alan Caillou .......... Sir William
with
Stuart Nisbet ......... Mr. James
King Moody ............ Cowboy Salesman
Synopsis 1:
Sally is kidnapped at an art auction and gives Mac clues, which go back
to their first meeting. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
McMillan's wife Sally is kidnapped by a gang who demand a valuable painting
in exchange, but the owner won't play ball.

2.07 [15] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: TWO DOLLARS ON TROUBLE TO WIN (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod #35612
1Apr73
Produced by Paul Mason
Associate Producer Ted Rich
Teleplay by Burt Prelutsky
Story by Leonard B. Stern
Executive Story Consultant: Oliver Hailey
Directed by Gary Nelson
Director of Photography: Milton R. Krasner, A.S.C.
Musical Score: Jerry Fielding, Luchi De Jesus
Sunday Mystery Movie Theme: Henry Mancini
Guest Stars:
William Demarest as Cyrus McFee
Murray Matheson as Angus McFee
Jackie Coogan as Howard Sparks
Barbara Rhoades as Darlene Marsnak
and
John Astin ........... Sykes
Co-Starring: (opening credits)
Lou Wagner as Willie Marsnak
Rafael Campos as Mendoza
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Robert Donner ........ Price
with:
Leo J. Matranga ...... Dr. Fowler
Bob Golden ........... Policeman
Synopsis 1:
A stable owner who happens to be an old friend of San Francisco police-
commissioner McMillan and wife Sally. There've been several mysterious
accidents around the stables of late, and it looks as though McFee has been
targeted for a hit. McMillan and Sally come to the rescue during an
exciting race-track finale. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Story set in the world of Horse Racing/Stables. The McMillans help an old
friend who appears to be the target of some suspicious accidents.

##### Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife #######
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NBC Sunday Mystery Movie 8:30-10:30pm
Executive Producer Leonard B.Stern

3.01 [16] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: DEATH OF A MONSTER...BIRTH OF A LEGEND (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod. #38104
30Sep73 NBC
Executive Producer Leonard B.Stern
Produced by Paul Mason
Written by Dan M. Mackiewicz and Gordon Cotler
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Story Editor: Oliver Hailey
Director of Photography: Milton R. Krasner, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Roddy McDowall as Jamie McMillan
Roger C. Carmel as Houston Gorman
John Mcliam as Ramsey
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Diana Webster ......... Mrs. McTaggert
Jennifer Leak ......... Nell
Charmion King ......... Ann Grey
Scott Thomas .......... Duncan
With:
Diana Chesney ......... Flo
Laurie Main ........... Alfie
Denise Bell ........... Miss McTavish
Richard Morrill ....... Elderly Scott
James E. Brodhead ..... Thomas
Stan Russell .......... Ben
Rochelle Balin ........ Tourist
Patrick Sullivan Burke .... P.A. Announcer
John Maddison ......... The McMillan
And:
Robert Corff .......... George McDuff
Synopsis 1:
After the death of the Laird McMillan, the next in line to be Laird is
Jamie McMillan. Unbeknowst to them there is a hidden treasure in the Castle,
making the death of the McMillan murder. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
M & W head for Scotland for a family reunion which soon produces a spot of foul play.

3.02 [17] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife:  THE DEVIL, YOU SAY (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod. #38102
21Oct73 NBC
Executive Producer Leonard B.Stern
Produced by Paul Mason
Written by Steve Fisher
Directed by Alex March
Director of Photography: Milton R. Krasner
Guest Stars:
Keenan Wynn as Professor Zagmeyer
Werner Klemperer as Dr. Ernest Bleeker
Barbara Colby as Linda Comsac
Rita Gam as Pam Crane
Special Guest Star:
Robert Hooks as Sam Burke
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
John Fiedler .......... Sykes (recurring)
Joshua Shelley ........ Erwin Blake
With:
Joshua Davis .......... Goblin
Mahala Fox ............ Cat
J.D. Nicols ........... George Comsac
Catherine Burge ....... Deaf Minor
Synopsis 1:
Mildred thinks she's witnessed a murder, and Sally receives a strange gift
in the mail: a film reel of a satanic rite. More gifts arrive, and it seems
the sender has two intentions: to kill Mildred, and make Sally his bride. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
M & W investigate Halowe'en crime capers.

3.03 [18] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: FREE FALL TO TERROR (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod. #38103
11Nov73 NBC
Produced by Paul Mason
Teleplay by Oliver Hailey
From a Short Story by Edward D. Hoch
Directed by Alf Kjellin
Director of Photography Milton R. Krasner, A.S.C.
Guest Stars:
Barbara Feldon as Margaret "Maggie" Miller
James Olson as W.T. (William Thomas) Knox
Tom Bosley as Sam Hamilton
Tom Troupe as Jason Greene
and
Edward Andrews as Israel Black
Special Guest Star:
Dick Haymes as Billy Calm
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
John Fiedler ........... Simpson (Medical Examiner)
Barbara Rhoades ........ Linda
Carole Cook ............ Carole Crenshaw (recurring)
With:
Connie Sawyer .......... Gossipy Woman
Andy Romano ............ Policeman
James Dobson ........... Cherry Picker
MaryMiller Fox ......... Club Woman
Synopsis 1:
A hostile takeover and the death of a friend send Mac running in circles
with a whodunit that leaves him suspecting a former flame. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
M and W investigate the apparent suicide of a businessman.

3.04 [19] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: MAN WITHOUT A FACE
Universal TV prod. #38109
06Jan74 NBC
written by Don M. Mankiewicz & Gordon Cotler/ story by Paul Mason
directed by Lee H. Katzin
guest stars
Steve Forrest as Mark Erickson
Dana Wynter as Elena Standish
Nehemiah Persoff as Clementa Habib
Stephen McNally as Myles Eisner
Donna Douglas as Betty Jane Morris
Ross Hagen as Brady
with
William Bryant as Father Reagan
Gino Conforti as Aldo
Vito Scotti as Sykes
Nira Barab as Ruth Habbib
Logan Field as Harper
Ned Wertimer as Kelson
James Dobson as George Marion
James Chandler
Penelope Gillette
Ed McCready
Barbara Baldavin
Leo G. Morrell
Buddy Young
Mac has a reunion with his old intelligence operations team and one of the team ends up dead. [RF]

3.05 [20] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: REUNION IN TERROR (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod. #38106
27Jan74 NBC
Produced by Paul Mason
Teleplay by Oliver Hailey/ Story by Henry Slesor
Directed by Mel Ferber
Director of Photography Robert Wyckoff
Guest Stars:
Buddy Hackett as Joey Germaine
Salome Jens as "Boom Boom" Parkins
Michael Ansara as Sammy Warren
Rosey Grier as Bobo Johnson
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Carole Cook .......... Carol Crenshaw (recurring)
Ned Wertimer ......... Al Parkins
Bebe Kelly ........... Janet Warren
Milt Kogan ........... Herb Sinclair
with
Barry Cahill ......... Wally Dixon
Eve McVeagh as Lady in Elevator
Mary Betten as Bank Teller
Lori Cohen as Girl in Corridor
Ruth Lung as Chinese Woman
Synopsis 1:
Mac's old football team is being eliminated one by one. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
There's a murder at McMillan's college reunion.

3.06 [21] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: CROSS AND DOUBLE CROSS
Universal TV prod. #38108
17Feb74 NBC
written by Oliver Hailey/ story by Paul Mason
directed by Alex March
director of photography Robert H. Wyckoff
guest stars
Dabney Coleman as Frank Hansen
Morgan Woodward as Teddy Samms
Rhonda Fleming as Vera Royale
Carole Cook as Carol Crenshaw (recurring)
Jackie Coogan as Bartender
Richard Balin as Deacon
with
John Quade as Doorman
Walt Davis as Eddie
George Sawaya as Al
Ken Jones as Newscaster
Joyce Jameson as Girl in Lotus Bar
Paul Micale as Barber
Marc Hannibal as 2nd Policeman
Jack Denton
David Ross
Tom Pyck
Will Smillie
Synopsis 1:
A dual role Mac/Claudio who switch places so that Mac can uncover the mob undergoings.
And of course Mildred falls head over heels in lust for Claudio! [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Mac poses as an escaped convict to discover the arrival of an
international gold shipment.

##### Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife #######
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NBC Sunday Mystery Movie 8:30-10:30pm
Executive Producer Leonard B.Stern
Produced by Jon Epstein

4.01 [22] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: DOWNSHIFT TO DANGER
Universal TV prod. #40805
29-Sep-1974 NBC
producer Jon Epstein
written by Peter S. Fischer
directed by Lou Antonio
director of photography Milton R. Krasner
starring
Van Johnson as Harry Jerome
Alex Karras as Al Potter
Bert Convy as Derek Quigley
Hildy Brooks as Louise Knowland
Pamela Hensley as Gwynneth Jerome
R.G. Armstrong as Sheriff Faraday
Lou Antonio as Dr. Tom Wheatley
Peter Breck as George Knowland
Barbara Bosson as Della Wheatley
Scatman Crothers as Floyd
Martin Kove
Bill Sorrells
Mel Gallagher
Richard Forbes
Synopsis :
The grand prize of the 20th Annual Golden State Rally in Monterey is an
antique car collection willed by a late millionaire. Mischief develops into
mishaps and worse, until an entrant is killed. [RF]

4.02 [23] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: THE GAME OF SURVIVAL
Universal TV prod. #40801
20-Oct-1974
producer Jon Epstein
written by William Driskill
directed by Harry Falk
director of photography Milton R. Krasner
starring
William Windom as Ted Hoffenstein
George Maharis as Walter Webley
Stefanie Powers as Rachel Webley
Bobby Riggs as Himself
Andrew Duggan as Ewing Webley
Kenneth Tobey as Sergeant Halliday
Robert Wolders as Ilia Astrov
with ?
Titos Vandis ?
Rodolfo Hoyos ?
Synopsis 1:
A tempermental tennis pro is suspected of murdering a wealthy news-paper
baron who had him suspended from the pro tour. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The son (George Maharis) of a slain tycoon (Andrew Duggan) uses his
newspaper to pressure police to find the suspect (Robert Wolders).

4.03 [24] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: BURIED ALIVE
Universal TV prod. #40807
10-Nov-1974 NBC
producer Jon Epstein
written by Howard Berk
directed by James Sheldon
director of photography Milton R. Krasner
guest stars
Donna Mills as Laura Rainey
Barry Sullivan as Walt Harmon
Larry Pennell as Agent Cushing
Josť Feliciano as Rico Martinez
Don Keefer as Selwyn
M. Emmet Walsh as Officer Ames
with
Rudy Bond as Proprietor
Maudie Prickett as Mrs. Chandler
Renata Vanni as Ernestina
Gloria Stroock as Mac's Secretary
Connie Sawyer as Mrs. Goodbody
Kenneth Cory as Tanner
Queenie Smith as Middle Aged Woman
Stuart Nisbet as Middle Aged Man
Eric Shea
Burr Smidt
(Francis De Sales ??)
Mac enlists his wife's help to investigate the murder of his old friend, an
intelligence agent. Since the man may have been doing top secret work, Mac
tries to solve the crime without police involvement. [RF]

4.04 [25] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: GUILT BY ASSOCIATION
Universal TV prod. #40810
08-Dec-1974 NBC
producer Jon Epstein
written by Steven Bochco
directed by Harry Falk
director of photography Milton R. Krasner
guest stars
Pat Harrington Jr. as Nino Mordanti
Dennis Patrick as Leon Silver
Felton Perry as Luke Johnson
John Randolph as Andrew Brill
David Soul as Jerry
Susan Strasberg as Virginia Rhine
Bernie Kopell as Bernini Mussolino
with
Phil Leeds as Mr. Potts
Logan Ramsey as Coroner
Nick Dennis as Coffee Shop Owner
George Gaynes as Burton Rohner
Dick Butkus as Coach
Gene A. Washington as Carter Lewis
(Paul Stevens ????)
Mildred is a murder trial juror and is attacked and another juror is murdered. [RF]

4.05 [26] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: NIGHT TRAIN TO L.A.
Universal TV prod. #40806
19-Jan-1975 NBC
producer Jon Epstein
written by Booker T. Bradshaw & Richard Danus
directed by Leonard J. Horn
director of photography Milton R. Krasner
guest stars
Paul Burke as Les Walker
Michael Callan as Tommy Brown
Linda Evans as Nicole
Murray Matheson as Aaron Hildreth
James McEachin as Sam
Elizabeth Lane as Officer Lisa Davis
Morgan Jones as Sergeant Fischer
Jim Malinda as Thorn
Bernie Kuby as Conductor
Joe Renteria as Policeman
Paul Pepper as Policeman
Fred Karger as Policeman
Synopsis 1:
Mac and Mildred join a police convention aboard the Hildreth, the guest
speaker is author Tommy Brown whose sensational novel "Cops and Other
Crooks" is based on corruption in the police department. Needless to say
this author is murdered en route and this episode becomes a little like
Murder on the Orient Express. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
All the police, including Mac, on a train bound for a Los Angeles
convention are suspects in the murder of an anti-police author.

4.06 [27] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: LOVE, HONOR AND SWINDLE
Universal TV prod. #40812
16-Feb-1975 NBC
producer Jon Epstein
written by Peter S. Fischer
directed by Lou Antonio
director of photography Milton R. Krasner
guest stars
David Birney as Randy Murphy
Gretchen Corbett as Megan McMillan
Richard Deacon as Luther Dorfman
Norman Fell as Allan Kovac
Mildred Natwick as Beatrice McMillan
David Spielberg as Lt. Charlie Callahan
Liam Dunn as Reverend Coffey
Vincent Beck as Dan Hagstrom
Eric Christmas as Harry Anders
Byron Morrow as Burton Ridgely
with
James Hong as Bellboy
Joshua Shelley as Trumbull
Beverly Powers as Stripper
Bob Delegall as Reporter
Gloria Stroock as Maggie
Andrea Blandford as Kathi
Federico Roberto as Javier
Lew Palter as Florist
Synopsis 1:
Mac's sister Megan seems to be engaged to a confidence man out to swindle a mining company. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Mac's suspicions about his sister's (Gretchen Corbett) fiance are confirmed
when the man (David Birney) is linked to counterfeiters.

##### Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife #######
############ season 5 1975-76 ###############
##############################################
NBC Sunday Mystery Movie 9:00-11:00pm
Executive Producer Leonard B.Stern
Produced by Jon Epstein

5.01 [28] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: THE DEADLY INHERITANCE
Universal TV prod. #43105
28-Sep-1975 NBC
producer Jon Epstein
written by Peter S. Fischer
directed by Lou Antonio
director of photography Milton R. Krasner
guest stars
William Demarest as Andy Kenesaw
Jack Gilford as Howard Liebowitz
Pat Harrington Jr. as Preston Halsey
John Fink as George Carlisle
Jim Antonio as Buck McCord
Mildred Natwick as Beatrice McMillan (returns as Mac's mother)
Eve Plumb
Elizabeth Lane
Maggie Wellman
Jill Jaress as Sergeant Muldar
Frank Ferguson as Amos
Richard Eastham as Tom Ewing
Bert Freed as Edgar Winfield
Colby Chester as Tolliver
Synopsis 1:
Mac's mother, Beatrice, arrives in town to celebrate the birthday of an old
friend, Andy. At the party, an attempt is made on Andy's life, setting off
a series of mystifying events involving stock owned by Beatrice and Andy.
Despite her son's caution, Beatrice decides to take matters into her own hands. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A birthday celebration for a friend (William Demarest) of Mac's mother
(Mildred Natwick) ends in a murder attempt.

5.02 [29] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: REQUIEM FOR A BRIDE
Universal TV prod. #43102
26-Oct-1975 NBC
Written by Howard Berk
Directed by E.W. Swackhamer
Director of Photography Milton R. Krasner
guest stars
Susan Sullivan as Maggie Arnaud
Lew Ayres as Justin Sinclair
Geraldine Brooks as Eileen Cole
Henry Darrow as Inspector Jacques Arnaud
Barbara Rhoades as Linda
Lawrence Pressman as Alan Joyce
Lynn Borden as Sharon Joyce
co-starring
Alan Manson as Poole
George Wyner as Frank Daniels
Stephen Pearlman as Gervais
Stanley Kamel as Sable
with
Francis De Sales as Lester
Gil Serna as Policeman
Sharon Cintron as Receptionist
Lou Enkovich as Caffey
Russell Shannon as Neighbor
Synopsis 1:
Commissioner McMillan congratulates an old friend on his recent wedding,
however the honeymoon is over when the bride is murdered. Complications
arise when it is suspected that the true victim was to be the Commissioner himself. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Trying for Mac, a mob boss (Alan Manson) kills the bride of Mac's friend (Henry Darrow).

5.03 [30] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: AFTERSHOCK
Universal TV prod #43101
09-Nov-1975 NBC
written by Pat Fielder and Richard Bluel
directed by Harry Falk
director of photography Milton R. Krasner
guest stars
Richard Dawson as Roger Stambler/Ken Ryan
Robert Loggia as Dimetrios Anapopulis
Julie Newmar as Luciana Amaldi
Dabney Coleman as Walter Jennings
Barbara Barrie as Emily Church
Bill Dana as Mr. Harrington
Val Bisoglio as Ernie Booker
Rosana Soto as Katina
Milton Selzer as Ames
Dennis Patrick as George Church
Synopsis 1:
The McMillans discover their house holds a secret when an earthquake reveals
a very dusty skeleton in their fireplace. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Mac and Sally try to identify a skeleton shaken loose from the fireplace by an earthquake.

5.04 [31] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: SECRETS FOR SALE
Universal TV prod. #43104
07-Dec-1975 NBC
Produced by Jon Epstein
Written by William Driskill
Directed by Bob Finkel
Director of Photography Milton R. Krasner
guest stars
Meredith Baxter as Faye Leonard
Ron Silver as Arthur Taylor
John Vernon as Nelson
Don Porter as Adrian Danzinger
Murray Hamilton as Herb Simpson
James Olson as Mr. Townsend
Graham Jarvis as Albert Shaw
Ned Wilson as Jerry Herschel
co-starring
Davis Roberts as Jesse Underwood
Richard Branda as J.B. Allen
with
Gloria Stroock as Maggie
Morgan Jones as Detective Brady
Ernest Sarracino as Alfredo
Brett Hadley as Agent
Gary Calhern as Ben Livingston
Larry Blake as Politician
Simmy Bow as Motel Manager
Michael Lieberman as 1st Policeman
Synopsis 1:
San Francisco police commissioner McMillan is hot on the trail of a
blackmailing ring. The crooks' targets include most of the politicians
involved in an upcoming important election. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Sally worries when Enright resigns to marry a wealthy woman (Meredith
Baxter Birney) and work for a data firm.

5.05 [32] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: THE DEADLY CURE
Universal TV prod #43103
18-Jan-1976 NBC
Producer Jon Epstein
Written by Richard Janus
Directed by James Sheldon
Director of Photography Milton R. Krasner
guest stars
Dick Sargent as Dr. Jim Vale
Lola Albright as Nurse Fisher
Macdonald Carey as Dr. Gunther
Michael Constantine as Dr. Eisner
Michael Tolan as Dr. Alec Janetta
Liam Dunn as Dave Duncan
co-starring
Barbara Bosson as Nurse Roz Beach
Hal England as Carl Bruin
Michael Vandever as Billy Shields
Frank Maxwell as Chief Inspector Hines
Nate Esformes as William Torrio
Paul Comi as Dr. Dukes
with
Fred Karger as Intern
Rick Podell as 1st Technician
Eddie Peterson as 2nd Technician
Mike Lorne as Young Doctor
Synopsis 1:
Mac is wounded in a failed drug bust and sent to the hospital, where he
witnesses a murder and cracks the case. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Hospitalized Mac witnesses a murder, then is the next target.

5.06 [33] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: GREED
Universal TV prod. #43107
15-Feb-1976 NBC
producer Jon Epstein
written by Virginia Aldridge
directed by Bob Finkel
director of photography Milton R. Krasner
guest stars
Tab Hunter as Roger Thornton
Slim Pickens as William Halstead
Alejandro Rey as Miguel Esteban
Janette Lane Bradbury as Jenny Carter
Nancy Malone as Sandy Adams
Don 'Red' Barry as Sam
Gordon Jump as Doctor
James Whitmore Jr. as Goon
(Martha Raye ???)
(Ben Lessy ???)
A greedy cousin (Tab Hunter) is suspected when Mildred's wealthy aunt dies.

5.07 [34] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan and Wife: POINT OF LAW
Universal TV prod. #43106
07-Mar-1976 NBC
producer Jon Epstein
written by Howard Berk
directed by Lou Antonio
director of photography Milton R. Krasner
guest stars
William Daniels as Commander Campbell
Susan Anspach as Kitt Boone
Andrew Duggan as Captain Robert Stiles
Scott Thomas as Harleigh Boone
Stephen Young as Lt. Don Corbett
Robert F. Simon as Military Judge
Cassie Yates as Terry Farrell
Len Lesser as Benny Carr
James Karen as George Pauling
Rick Weaver as Lt. Bromwell
John Finnegan as Capt. Emerson
Alan Fudge as Jack Porter
(Hamilton Camp ???)
On Naval Reserve duty, Mac defends a lieutenant (Susan Anspach)
charged with the death of a fellow officer.

########## McMillan (new title) ##############
############ season 6 1976-77 ###############
##############################################
NBC Sunday Mystery Movie 8:00-10:00pm
Executive Producer Leonard B.Stern
Produced by Jon Epstein

Susan Saint James left the series at the end of season 5,
In the story, McMillan's wife Sally was killed in a plane crash.
and the series was retitled 'McMillan'

Recurring Guest Stars during season 6
Martha Raye as Agatha (1976-77)
Richard Gilliland as Sgt. Steve DiMaggio (1976-77)
Gloria Stroock as Maggie (1976-77)


6.01 [35] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan: ALL BETS OFF (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod. #46004
05Dec76 NBC Sun
Executive Producer Leonard B.Stern
Produced by Jon Epstein
Associate Producer Anthony Kiser
Written by Robert Swanson
Directed by Jackie Cooper
Director of Photography: Milton R. Krasner, ASC
Also Starring:
John Shuck, Martha Raye, Richard Gilliland, Gloria Stroock (regulars)
Guest Stars:
Jessica Walter as Donna Drake
Dane Clark as Lt. Bodine
Werner Klemperer as Van Doren
Jason Evers as Roland Merrill
Charles Drake as Web Hilliard
Dick Haymes as Fred Wesley
Norman Alden as Randy Baine
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Bill Quinn ........... Chief Paulson (recurring)
Jenifer Shaw ......... Cindy Walker
Jeffrey Byron ........ Jeffrey Lindquist
With:
Richard Stahl ........ Desk Clerk
Fred Villani ......... Benny Mosgrove
Frank Scannell ....... Roulette Dealer
A fun trip to Las Vegas soon turns into a working holiday
for McMillan when his friend has the family jewels stolen.

6.02 [36] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan: DARK SUNRISE (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod. #46002
02Jan77 NBC Sun
Executive Producer Leonard B.Stern
Produced by Jon Epstein
Associate Producer Anthony Kiser
Written by Jerry McNeely
Directed by Bob Finkel
Director of Photography: Milton R. Krasner, ASC
Also Starring:
John Shuck, Martha Raye, Richard Gilliland (regulars)
Guest Stars
Karen Valentine as Sgt. Maureen Rupert
Richard Lenz as Father Matheson
Julie Adams as Dorothy Winninger
Dub Taylor as Store Proprietor
*
Co-Starring (end credits)
Kim Basinger .......... Janet Carney
Antony Carbone ........ Joe Murcheson
Gloria Strook ......... Maggie (recurring)
Bill Quinn ............ Police Chief Paulson (recurring)
With:
Stuart Nisbet ......... Bernard McGavin
Bob Hoy ............... Sgt. Delbert Mason
Ben Young ............. Man
Commissioner McMillan investigates two deaths in an
explosion at his own apartment.

6.03 [37] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan: PHILLIP'S GAME (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod. #46013
23Jan77 NBC Sun
Executive Producer Leonard B.Stern
Produced by Jon Epstein
Associate Producer Anthony Kiser
Teleplay by Don Mankiewicz and Gordon Cotler
Story by Don Mankiewicz, Gordon Cotler & Leonard B.Stern
Directed by Lou Antonio
Director of Photography: Milton R. Krasner, ASC
Also Starring:
John Shuck, Martha Raye, Richard Gilliland (regulars)
Guest Stars:
Shirley Jones as Ellyn Mandrake
Tony Roberts as Philip Bainbridge
Nina Foch as Marietta Galway
Lloyd Bochner as Gregg Patterson
William Windom as Charles Whalen
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Gloria Strook .......... Maggie (recurring)
Jay F. Varela .......... Alvarez
With:
Walt Davis ............. Max Braun
John Wyler ............. Jack Filmore
Rosa Barbato ........... Mrs. Dimaggio
Robert Forward ......... Ted Jenner
Janet Winter ........... Florist
Alex Tinne ............. Pepe
Synopsis 1:
Commissioner McMillan's life is in jeopardy when he confronts a hitman. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
MacMillan investigates the murder of a building inspector and staves off a hit man.

6.04 [38] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan: COFFEE, TEA OR CYANIDE? (90 min)
Universal TV prod. #46007
30Jan77 NBC Sun
Executive Producer Leonard B.Stern
Produced by Jon Epstein
Associate Producer Anthony Kiser
Teleplay by Richard Bluel and Pat Fielder
Story by Pat Fielder, Richard Bluel and Steven Bochco
Directed by James Sheldon
Director of Photography: Milton R. Krasner, ASC
Also Starring:
John Shuck, Martha Raye, Richard Gilliland (regulars)
Guest Stars:
Julie Sommars as Carol Hanover
Jack Jones as Johnny Barton
Leslie Charleson as Ginny Lindauer
Marisa Pavan as Hattie Carrara
Tisha Sterling as Anna Meridio
Russell Johnson as Carl Jensen
Joan Pringle as Mary
Special Guest Star:
Robert Webber as Charles Meridio
and
Ed Nelson ............ Captain Glen Wyler
Co-Starring: (opening credits)
Henry Beckman
Peter Kevorian
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Morgan Jones ........... Brad
With:
James Dobson ........... Fred Miller
Enid Kent .............. Ticket Clerk
Allen Williams ......... Flight Engineer
Victoria Looseleaf ..... Secretary
Thomas H. Middleton .... Lt. Sam Benner
Al Hopson .............. Simms
Joe Kyle ............... Dobbs
Alf Jacobsen ........... Frank
(Nancy Stafford as Secretary)
MacMillan's holiday gets off to a bad start when a passenger is poisoned on his flight.

6.05 [39] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan: AFFAIR OF THE HEART (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod #46001
20Mar77 NBC Sun
Produced by Jon Epstein
Written by Steven Bochco
Directed by Jackie Cooper
Director of Photography Milton R.Krasner
Guest Stars:
Larry Hagman as Dr. Wesley Corman
Barbara Babcock as Lydia Corman
John Kerr as Richard Valentine
Jed Allan as Alan Evans
Special Guest Star:
Lloyd Nolan as Horace Sherwin
and
Stefanie Powers ....... D.A. Stephanie Bryant
*
Co-starring: (end credits)
Bill Quinn as Police Chief Paulson (recurring)
William Bogert as Steven Sherwin
Jason Wingeen as Murray Minter
Ron Pinkard as Dr. Johnson
with:
John DeLancie as Policeman
Leone James as Receptionist
Melinda Calire Naud as Millie
Charlie Jones as Jeff
John McCann as Ted Ballard
Bored housewife of a dentist has an affair and her amour ends up dead.
[RF]
Commissioner McMillan has to interrogate some old friends
when he probes the death of a TV host.

6.06 [40] NBC Sunday Mystery Movie: McMillan: HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT VANESSA? (90 min slot)
Universal TV prod. #46009
(final episode)
24Apr77 NBC
Produced by Jon Epstein
Written by Leonard Kantor
Directed by James Sheldon
Director of Photography: Milton R. Krasner, ASC
Guest Stars:
Guest Stars:
Joan Van Ark as Georgie
Trisha Noble as Beulah Harrington
Peter Donat as Murray Starr
Natalie Schafer as Mrs. Roberts
Ron Rifkin as Aaron Leacock
Roger Bowen as Ernie Hovey
Special Guest Star:
Joanna Cameron as Vanessa Vale
*
(end cast credits incomplete)
Featuring:
Francois Marie Benard
Gordon Jump as Medical Examiner
Frank M. Benard
Synopsis 1:
After a model commits suicide, Commissioner McMillan looks for clues in the
model's lonely, pretentious lifestyle. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
MacMillan prowls deep into catwalk territory to investigate the death of
a young model.

###### McMillan and Wife / McMillan ##########
################# the end ##################
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