Joe Mannix is asked by his old friend, Mildred Oliver, to look into the circumstances of her daughter Leslie, who has become an alcoholic and has been acting strangely lately. In the middle of his investigation, Leslie becomes a suspect in the murder of an unemployed trumpet player, who appears to have been blackmailing Leslie and receiving payoffs - which gives her the perfect motive to have killed him. Written by
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In this premiere episode of Season Five, the opening credits are altered somewhat from the previous three seasons. One of those changes is that early on a shot of Mannix standing on a lawn where a young woman pirouettes, briefly showing her panties, has been replaced by a shot of Mannix jumping off a platform onto the back of someone facing away. The new replacement scene is taken from near the end of this episode. See more
The property used throughout most of the episode as Leslie Fielding's residence is the same property used to depict the orphanage that Joe Mannix visits on his way to Mexico. In the establishing shot of the house shown immediately after the opening credits there is a distinctive white statue of Jesus, with arms outstretched, in the foreground of the shot; that same statue appears in the orphanage scenes, but shot only from the side and back, to try to disguise that it's on the same parcel as the house. See more