A somewhat ditsy heiress named Cindy Conrad comes by Mannix' office one evening, complaining that a mysterious woman has been phoning her to offer important information about the death of ... See full summary »

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Joe Mannix
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Peggy Fair
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Cindy Conrad
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Thelma Wilkins (as Karen Huston)
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Frank Blaney
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R.B. Thompson
Thomas A. Geas ...
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Jenny Loman
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Sam
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Jerry
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A somewhat ditsy heiress named Cindy Conrad comes by Mannix' office one evening, complaining that a mysterious woman has been phoning her to offer important information about the death of Conrad's father several years before. Mannix correctly guesses that the caller wants a large sum of money to provide the information. He tries to convince Conrad to ignore the calls -- but he begins to believe that something is wrong when someone takes a shot at them as he is escorting Conrad to her car. Written by aldanoli

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After Thelma Wilkins leaves Mannix' office, she is shown driving down a street where she passes an intersection with a sign prominently advertising the "Shaver Clinic." The shot changes to a closeup of her in her car noticing that two men are following her, then an exterior shot shows her driving passed that same intersection with the same clinic sign, traveling in the same direction, before she executes an evasive maneuver. See more »

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The final twist was one too many and actually ruined the episode.
12 November 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"The Color of Murder" is a great example of a mystery that simply has too many twists--so many that by the end, the story becomes completely ridiculous.

The show begins with Cindy Conrad (Diane Keaton...yes, THAT Diane Keaton) coming to Mannix with a story about someone trying to sell her information about her father's death. Why she then goes to Mannix about this is baffling--as are ALL of Conrad's behaviors throughout the show. While the phone calls to Ms. Conrad might have occurred, Mannix quickly determines that she is a habitual liar--and she does this throughout the show. There are MANY twists and turns until the final confrontation where they finally catch the father's murderer. And then, inexplicably, the show has another 9 minutes! At this time, a surprise (and utterly unbelievable) ending occurs-- one that frustrated the life out of me!! Overall, just too complicated and too unbelievable--one of the worst episodes of the series in fact--which is a shame since it is otherwise a nice chance to see Miss Keaton before she was a star.

By the way, for an interesting goof, may attention at 33 minutes into the show. There is a dead body--with eyes staring widely into space. Yet, when Mannix crouches down next to the body, the eyes are clearly shut! Ha!


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