Goofs The thing doesn't even hold up for ninety minutes!'." 25 of 25 found this interesting When they wanted McMillan & Wife to go to two hours I said, 'Why? A part of the rotating NBC Mystery Movie series in the early 1970s, McMillan & Wife followed the adventures of San Francisco Police Commissioner Stewart McMillan (Rock Hudson) and his wife Sally (Susan Saint James), assisted by his aide Sergeant (later Lieutenant) Charles Enright (John Schuck) and the McMillans' shrewd and sharp-tongued housekeeper Mildred (Nancy Walker). Both Susan Saint James and Nancy Walker left the show at the end of the 1975-1976 season. In many episodes Sally is seen wearing a football jersey as a nightgown. Mac was in the Naval Reserves where he served as a JAG officer. The first two seasons are available on DVD. The series was inspired by the "Thin Man" series of films starring. Saint James because of a contract dispute, and Walker because she had just signed a contract with ABC. He said, "Television is the monster of all time that eats everything and everybody. Even though they were playing husband and wife. | Actress Susan Saint James rose to stardom in the 70s for her portrayal of Sally McMillan on “McMillan & Wife.” Unfortunately, she endured the loss of one of her children. Her jersey sports the number 18. To explain St. James not being on the show, the producers decided to have Sally die in a plane crash. | Charles Enright Nancy Walker - Mildred (1971-1976) McMillan and Wife was one of the alternating series which made up The Mystery Movie. Several episodes and segments open with establishing shots of the outside of the flat. Created by Leonard Stern. Nancy Walker also left the series before the sixth season premiered in 1976 to star in an eponymous sitcom. Susan St James left the show because she wanted more money for year 6… In Region 4, Madman Entertainment has released all six seasons on DVD in Australia. Born in August 1946, Susan began acting at the age of 20, shortly after moving to California. Quotes Crazy Credits Susan Saint James left after being unable to come to terms on a new contract. Connections There is no explanation in the series as to the extremely obvious change. At the beginning of Season 5, shots of the outside of the McMillan home is an actual stand alone house; yet the interior remains the same. The jersey is an authentic early-1970's era San Francisco 49ers jersey. San Francisco Police Commissioner Stewart "Mac" McMillan and his amateur detective wife keep their marriage unpredictable while solving the city's most baffling crimes. | | Rock Hudson originally did not like the series, but agreed to make it because of the bad films he was being offered. She also had a supporting role in Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows(1… As well, in the … In 1971 Rock Hudson was 46 and Susan Saint James was 25, yet no-one seemed to care that she was young enough to be his daughter, as the public had grown used to seeing Hudson as a leading man to many young women. If you buy the set it consists of two double-sided discs, if you rent it from Netflix it's four single-sided discs.