Wealthy art collector Calvin Norris, while visiting an artist friend, sees a woman modeling for a sculptor in the studio across the alley. Norris is shocked. The woman looks exactly like the subject of a Renoir painting he owns. He tries to get to the woman but she is gone before he can get to the sculptor's studio. Norris hires Mannix and Intertect to track the woman down. Norris is more interested in her than the possibility his painting is a forgery. Mannix, relying more on legwork than Intertect's computers, finds the woman, who, it turns out is really an artist and only models occasionally. It also turns out that Lang, the sculptor, is prone to violence. Mannix is convinced Linda is in danger and he's determined to crack the conspiracy. Written by
Did You Know?
The highly revealing pink costume with a shiny trim that Leslie Parrish
's character, Linda Marley, wears during the teaser (when she is posing for a sculptor but also is observed through a telescope by the characters played by Paul Mantee
and William Windom
) is the same outfit she wore during the latter part of Star Trek: Who Mourns for Adonais?
(1967). Both "Mannix" and "Star Trek" were produced by Desilu, which later was acquired by Paramount, and both episodes were made during the 1967-68 television season. See more
When Mannix refuses to let Linda Marley (Leslie Parrish) leave his house, he does allow her to make a telephone call. She threatens to call the police, and Mannix tells her that the nearest precinct's number is 555-1963. She only dials six numbers (corresponding to "555-196"). The police nevertheless show up in response to her call. See more