On a rainy day in Los Angeles, Joe Mannix' secretary Peggy is kidnapped by two men on the instructions of crime boss Lawrence Powers. Powers has the two men hold Peggy to force Mannix to ... See full summary »

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On a rainy day in Los Angeles, Joe Mannix' secretary Peggy is kidnapped by two men on the instructions of crime boss Lawrence Powers. Powers has the two men hold Peggy to force Mannix to investigate which of his three closest associates is acting as a stool pigeon. Mannix only has 72 hours to learn this information -- or Peggy's life will be forfeited. Written by aldanoli

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Joe insists that Peggy be photographed holding each day's newspaper to prove she is unharmed. The first time that she does so, in the closeup the main headline reads "The 'Baby Bust'" in giant headlines. When the camera switches to a medium shot, however, the main headline is in smaller type, and reads, "Freeway Collision in Heavy Fog." Then the shot switches back to a closeup, and the newspaper again has the "Baby Bust" headline. See more »

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Peggy, have you ever thought about finding a BETTER job?!
9 December 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Mannix's secretary, Peggy, has the most awful job in the world. After all, she's been repeatedly kidnapped and threatened during the course of the series...and here, once again, this is the case. When the show begins, two hired thugs take her prisoner and leave a note for Mannix saying it's life or death that he get in contact with their boss, a noted mobster (Stephen McNally). When Mannix arrives at the boss' place, he learns that his secretary is being held hostage and she'll be released, unharmed, if he does a job for the man--to determine which of his three trusted 'associates' is actually working for the police. Naturally, Mannix cannot just turn a guy over to these hoods to be murdered and so Mannix has to work the case and bide his time.

This is a very tense and interesting episode. I particularly appreciated that one of the kidnappers was Georg Stanford Brown--a guy who soon would be known as one of "The Rookies" on TV--a COP! Worth seeing and I particularly appreciated the tense ending and what the dying man says to Peggy.


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