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"Mannix" A Chance at the Roses (1970)

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Original Air Date:
17 January 1970 (Season 3, Episode 16)
Against his better judgment, Mannix agrees to look into the case of a young man who twice robbed the same pharmacy seeking drugs... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Worth seeing just for Ted de Corsia's little scene. See more (1 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Mike Connors ... Joe Mannix

Gail Fisher ... Peggy Fair
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Scott Brady ... Officer Delaney
John Carter ... Johnson
Leslie Charleson ... Marge Lavor
Rita D'Amico ... Nurse

Ted de Corsia ... William Lavor
Alex Gerry ... Mr. Levine
Gordon Hoban ... Danny Lavor

Sandy Kenyon ... Hammel

Dewey Martin ... Lt. Clay Lockwood
Jan Merlin ... Vodich
Paul Sears ... First Policeman

Episode Crew
Directed by
Nicholas Webster  (as Nick Webster)
Writing credits
Richard Levinson (created by) and
William Link (created by)

Bruce Geller (developed by)

Lionel E. Siegel  teleplay

Produced by
Bruce Geller .... executive producer
Ivan Goff .... producer
Ben Roberts .... producer
Other crew
Douglas S. Cramer .... executive vice president in charge of production
Series Cast
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Robert Reed ... Lt. Adam Tobias

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bruce Geller  developed by
Richard Levinson  creator
William Link  creator

Film Editing by
Robert Watts 
Production Management
Jack Sonntag .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John M. Poer .... first assistant director (1974)
John M. Poer .... second assistant director (1972-73) (1973-74)
Barry Stern .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jim Bullock .... sound editor
May Boss .... stunts
Carol Daniels .... stunts
Lee Faulkner .... stunts
Hal Needham .... stunts
George Orrison .... stunts
Bill M. Ryusaki .... stunts
Other crew
George Barris .... car customizer: Mannix Roadster
Jane Ficker .... script supervisor
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (video rating)


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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Worth seeing just for Ted de Corsia's little scene., 14 November 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

"A Chance at the Roses" begins with a guy who appears stung out going into a pharmacy and shooting one of the pharmacists. However, despite this appearing to be an open and shut case, the accused shooter's wife goes to Mannix and asks him to investigate. She insists that her husband is not a drug user and has money in the bank--and it makes no sense for him to have committed this crime. Reluctantly, Mannix decides to take the case--mostly because Peggy feels sorry for the woman and insists that he take the case.

When Joe investigates, he starts to slowly realize that some things don't add up. For example, some of the folks he tries to contact don't exist. Lt. Lockwood insists that Mannix should drop the case, but you know Joe! He pushes and pushes until eventually the whole thing becomes clear. But what exactly is going on here?

I thought this case was actually kind of funny, as practically half of Mannix's cases come to him through Peggy! I also laughed at Ted de Corsia playing the accused man's father--he was awfully funny. Overall, a very good episode with action, suspense and a few twists that make it worth seeing--especially since it's almost impossible for the viewer to guess what is REALLY happening.

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