A former priest named James Conway comes to see Joe Mannix because he believes someone is trying to kill him. Conway has concluded that a former penitent, who confessed to a murder, believes that his confession is no longer safe because Conway has left the priesthood. Mannix accepts the case, hoping to find the man and convince him that his secret is safe with Conway. But then Mannix is disturbed to find that someone seems to be trying to kill him, too. Written by
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At one point the killer tries to shoot Mannix from the second floor of the skid row building where James Conway (Anthony Zerbe) has been hiding. Mannix pursues him out onto a fire escape, but near the end of the chase, a poorly-timed closeup of "Mannix" climbing an exterior ladder clearly reveals that it is a stuntman and not Mike Connors. See more