McMillan & Wife (1971–1977)
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The Devil You Say 

McMillian has to track down a satanic cult that has taken a deadly Interest in Sally.


Alex March


Leonard Stern (created by) (as Leonard B. Stern), Steve Fisher


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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
Keenan Wynn ... Professor Zagmeyer
Werner Klemperer ... Dr. Ernest Bleeker
Barbara Colby ... Linda Comsack
Rita Gam ... Pam Crane
Robert Hooks ... Sam
John Fiedler ... Simpson
Joshua Shelley Joshua Shelley ... Erwin Blake
Joshua Davis ... Goblin
Mahala Fox Mahala Fox ... Cat
J.D. Nichols J.D. Nichols ... George Comsac (as J.D. Nicols)
Catherine Burge Catherine Burge ... Deaf Minor


For the past 3 years, Sally has received an anonymous gift just before Halloween; but, inexplicably, neither Sally nor Mildred ever told Mac. As Sally packs to decorate for a party for children at the hospital, their local pharmacist telephones Sally to tell her she is in grave danger and meet him in room 112. Sally chats with a disbarred lawyer at the elevator and Mildred sees a murder in room 112. There is no corpse for Mac or Enright to find at the hospital. When Sally receives her newest gift, a film of a Satanic coven ritual, Mac reviews the other gifts: a scarab ring, black leather garter with four silver buckles and an antique bell. Written by LA-Lawyer

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

21 October 1973 (USA) See more »

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San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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The masks worn by the Satanic cult-members appear to be Boris Karloff. See more »

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Waste of Wynn's and Klemperer's talents
28 May 2015 | by uber_geekSee all my reviews

This is a Halloween themed episode that falls flat. Keenan Wynn and Werner Klemperer are guest stars in a very hokey episode about devil worshiping cultists who are after Sally. The episode has no redeeming value and is a total waste of Wynn's and Klemperer's talents. It's not campy or funny and it's certainly not scary; there are no real plot surprises or twists. It starts out when Mildred opens a door at the hospital only to see someone being strangled, but when others arrive to her screams, no one is there. At first, it seems like Mildred's being "gas-lighted," but then the plot jumps to satanic cults, past life regressions and other nonsense. At that time in the 70's, scary movies involving witchcraft and satanic cults were becoming popular. Later that same year (1973), The Exorcist was released. Unfortunately, this was an overall poor and unbelievable plot for this show.

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