McMillan & Wife

Season 1 Episode 0

Once Upon a Dead Man

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 17, 1971 on NBC

Episode Recap

Police Commissioner Stewart "Mac" McMillan and his wife Sally find themselves at the wrong place at the wrong time when a priceless Egyptian sarcophagus is stolen from an auction they are attending, and later one of the prime suspects is murdered shortly after Sally meets with him. Now, the McMillans have several problems on their hands. They need to find out who the thieves are, how they were able to pull off a seemingly impossible robbery, and they must clear the name of their chauffeur, an ex-con who is the police chief's prime suspect in the case. The investigation brings them into contact with a pair of feuding art collectors who may be in on the theft, a foppish theatre director who may know more than he's telling and an infamous thief and murderer. It takes two more murders, a bike chase with a gunman and a return to the auction house before Mac and Sally confront the killer in a basement full of artistic treasures...
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