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This mystery/comedy police series was patterned after the relationship between Nick and Nora Charles in The Thin Man movies and TV series of the 1940s and 50s.
Rock Hudson starred as San Francisco Police Commissioner Stewart “Mac” McMillan with Susan Saint James as his beautiful wife, Sally.
Sally had a knack for getting both of them involved in criminal cases which she inadvertently stumbled upon.
Other regular cast members included Mac’s aide, plodding but enthusiastic Sgt. Enright and Mildred, the McMillan’s’ sharp-tongued, sarcastic maid.
Nancy Walker and Susan Saint James left the series at the end of the 1975-76 season – Nancy to pursue her own series on ABC and Susan due to a contract dispute.
The title was then changed simply to McMillan and cast changes were made. Sally was written out by having her die in a plane crash and Mac, now a widower had a new housekeeper named Agatha, who happened to be Mildred’s sister.
Sgt. Enright was promoted to Lieutenant and Mac acquired a new assistant named Sgt. DiMaggio and a new secretary named Maggie.
Susan Saint James
Sgt Charles Enright