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"Mannix" The Sound of Murder (1972)

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Original Air Date:
12 January 1972 (Season 5, Episode 17)
Mannix is hired by a woman from Cleveland named Marcia Inman to locate her missing husband. Mannix investigates... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Apart from a few continuity problems, a very good episode. See more (1 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Mike Connors ... Joe Mannix

Gail Fisher ... Peggy Fair

Madlyn Rhue ... Marcia Inman

Jane Merrow ... Clarissa Colburn

Jon Cypher ... Phillip Lomax
Jack Ging ... Lt. Dan Ives
Byron Webster ... Grant Bailey
Jack Garner ... First Security Guard

Bartlett Robinson ... Alfred Price
Michael Griswold ... Second Security Guard
Paul Hahn ... Doctor
Todd Mason ... Detective
Alexander Keefe ... Mr. Jorgenssen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ron Masak ... Barry Gates (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Leslie H. Martinson 
Writing credits
Richard Levinson (created by) and
William Link (created by)

Bruce Geller (developed by)

Leigh Vance  teleplay

Produced by
Barry Crane .... associate producer
Bruce Geller .... executive producer
Ivan Goff .... producer
Ben Roberts .... producer
Cinematography by
Gert Andersen 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Swanson 
Casting by
Ramsay King 
Art Direction by
Jan Van Tamelen 
Set Decoration by
Fred Price 
Makeup Department
Christine George .... hair stylist
Jack Obringer .... makeup artist
Production Management
William Cairncross .... in charge of post-production
John A. Fegan Jr. .... post-production supervisor
Michael P. Schoenbrun .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ted Butcher .... assistant director
Sound Department
Don Rush .... production mixer
Special Effects by
John Burke .... special effects
Dick Ziker .... stunt coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Tierney .... supervising costumer
Music Department
Kenyon Hopkins .... music supervisor
Robert H. Raff .... music editor
Lalo Schifrin .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Harry Harvey Jr. .... script supervisor
Series Cast
These people are regular cast members. Were they in this episode?

Robert Reed ... Lt. Adam Tobias

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bruce Geller  developed by
Richard Levinson  creator
William Link  creator

Film Editing by
Robert Watts 
Production Management
Jack Sonntag .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John M. Poer .... first assistant director (1974)
John M. Poer .... second assistant director (1972-73) (1973-74)
Barry Stern .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jim Bullock .... sound editor
May Boss .... stunts
Carol Daniels .... stunts
Lee Faulkner .... stunts
Hal Needham .... stunts
George Orrison .... stunts
Bill M. Ryusaki .... stunts
Other crew
George Barris .... car customizer: Mannix Roadster
Jane Ficker .... script supervisor
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The title is based on the movie The Sound of Music (1965). The original Broadway production of "The Sound of Music" opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 16, 1959, ran for 1443 performances and won (in a tie) the 1960 Tony Award for the Best Musical.See more »


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Apart from a few continuity problems, a very good episode., 14 February 2015
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Let's get to the minor complaints first--the continuity issues that SHOULD have been caught by the folks making the show. First, although the episode is supposed to take place in Los Angeles from about June 30 to July 1st, Mannix wears a wool jacket throughout the show. Additionally, everyone else seems to be in long sleeve winter weather. The average temperature that time of year is about 82-- with highs often hitting about 100 Fahrenheit. The other problem is that the tan rented car that Joe uses looks fine just before it goes off an embankment. However, as the car is seen going over the edge, the left side of the car is heavily damaged--but the car was never hit by anything! My guess is that they were trying to match the car to some existing footage and they did a good job except for the dents.

As for the story, it's a very complex one indeed. It actually involves two totally separate crimes that somehow become mixed together. Unfortunately, Mannix is sucked into the middle of all this by a conniving woman (one of two in this episode) who CLAIMS that she needs his help finding her lost husband. What is all this about? Well, it is complex, interesting and introduces a lot of memorable characters. Well worth seeing despite the continuity issues.

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