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
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, who would go on to appear more than 50 times during the run of the series as "Lt. Art Malcolm," makes his debut in this episode. Ironically, although his character already is acquainted with Mannix, this is his only appearance playing a different character, albeit still a police officer ("Lt. Collins"). 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