Joe Mannix is summoned to a scene where an old friend of his, Monte Dawes, has killed one man and is holding a young woman, Cindy Warren, hostage. His friend is killed, and Mannix manages ... See full summary »

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Joe Mannix is summoned to a scene where an old friend of his, Monte Dawes, has killed one man and is holding a young woman, Cindy Warren, hostage. His friend is killed, and Mannix manages to overhear his dying words, which seem to make no sense - something about a "button" and a "General D." With the help of Cindy Warren, to whom Mannix feels an increasing attraction, he tries to puzzle out why Dawes ended up dying as he did - and why several hoods seem to be interested in him and Miss Warren. Written by aldanoli

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A bit of good, a bit of bad...
9 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When the show begins, an old friend of Joe's, Monte Dawes, has apparently run amok--killing one guy and holding a woman hostage. Joe tries to help to get him to turn himself in, but Monte is killed. However, as he's dying he whispers something about a button. Joe has no idea what he was talking about and the case seems over...right? Well, no. The woman who was held hostage comes to Mannix the next day and says she got a phone call from a stranger demanding to know where Dawes hid $100,000--but she has no idea what they're talking about, nor does Joe. Suddenly, folks start following Joe and threatening him unless he told them where the money was hid, he would die! Where is this alleged money and how can Mannix stop folks who seem like mobsters?

My favorite part of the show was the worst. And, since I have the shows on DVD I could check and re-check it to make sure I really saw what I thought I saw. When a gorgeous Jaguar (the terrific old E Type) goes off an embankment and blows up (NO!!! NOT THAT CAR!!), as it flips over you can see some cables pulling it to make it flip!! Seriously...you can see the cables!

As for the rest of the show, it's reasonably entertaining and I did appreciate that the writer DID do their homework (for example, Button Gwinnett IS the most valuable autograph of the signers of the Declaration of Independence because there are so few examples of his writing). Worth seeing.


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