McMillan & Wife (1971–1977)
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The Fine Art of Staying Alive 

Sally is kidnapped by an international syndicate that is after a Rembrandt painting currently on loan to the San Francisco Art Museum from the Prado.


Edward M. Abroms


Leonard Stern (created by) (as Leonard B. Stern), Oliver Hailey (teleplay) | 2 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Rock Hudson ... Stewart McMillan
Susan Saint James ... Sally McMillan
John Schuck ... Sgt. Charles Enright
Nancy Walker ... Mildred
Henry Jones ... Matthew Pennington
Cesare Danova ... Feliciano
Alan Hale Jr. ... Port Captain (as Alan Hale)
John Stephenson ... Harry
Felice Orlandi ... Hill
Paul Sorensen Paul Sorensen ... Stacy
Ken Jones Ken Jones ... Newscaster
Alan Caillou ... Sir William
Stuart Nisbet ... Mr. James
King Moody King Moody ... Cowboy Salesman


Sally is kidnapped by an international syndicate that is after a Rembrandt painting currently on loan to the San Francisco Art Museum from the Prado.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







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11 March 1973 (USA) See more »

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It is daylight as the detectives are waiting for McMillan to enter the elevator, when he exits and goes onto the roof, it is night. See more »

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A love of art
25 May 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The Prado Museum in Madrid has entrusted one of its Rembrandts to the San Francisco Museum and as you can imagine Commissioner McMillan is personally supervising the security. But some enterprising thieves have a way around that. They kidnap Susan Saint James and hold her for ransom in exchange for the Rembrandt.

A whole lot of red tape has to get cut through if Rock Hudson is to get his wife back. The Spanish counsel in San Francisco Cesare Danova has some big objections to one of his country's treasures being given away. Not to mention Henry Jones who has brought the Rembrandt to the Bay Area for exhibition. Still Hudson gets it done and gets his wife back after a high speed boat chase in San Francisco Bay with the help of the Coast Guard Commander, the skipper Alan Hale, Jr.

This wasn't terribly hard to figure out who was responsible for the kidnapping and the ransom. In fact if you don't know right after the first 15 minutes you're not watching too many of these shows.

Excitement yes, suspense definitely not for this story.

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