In the series debut, individualist private detective Joe Mannix is working at a corporate agency. Company rules dictate only one piece of paper on a desk at a time; Mannix's desk is cluttered. Despite Mannix's disdain for the rules, the head of the agency, Lew Wickersham also knows Mannix "is my best man." Mannix is sent to investigate a missing person's case. The client is a retired mobster, who first tests Mannix. The detective is told the missing person, the mobster's daughter, is kidnapped. Mannix will encounter much treachery before learning the true facts of the case. Written by
Did You Know?
The screen in the opening credits (on this and all subsequent episodes) that says "Mike Connors is" shows the colors of the Armenian flag - red, blue & orange, from top to bottom. Mike Connors
of course is Armenian, and his real name is Krikor Ohanian. See more
Lew, we've been here before. I know you won't change the system. I know I won't change the system. It's logical. Can me.
You're my best man!
I know you know!