McMillan and Wife: Once Upon a Dead Man (1971)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Police Detective Film  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Once Upon a Dead Man was the pilot film for the TV series McMillan and Wife. The stars are Rock Hudson as wealthy San Francisco police commissioner Stewart McMillan and Susan Saint James as his inquisitive young wife Sally. 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 the film is over? Once Upon a Dead Man was telecast as the first McMillan and Wife episode on September 17, 1971.

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police-commissioner, crime-solving, wife, auction