Sam McCloud is a Marshal from Taos, New Mexico, who takes a temporary assignment in the New York City Police Department. His keen sense of detail and detecting subtle clues, learned from his experience, enable him to nab unsuspecting criminals despite his unbelieving boss.
The show is about doctors Marcus Welby, a general practitioner and Steven Kiley, Welby's young assistant. The two try to treat people as individuals in an age of specialized medicine and ... See full summary »
Considered one of the most violent television series of its era, this show followed the adventures of Los Angeles, California private investigator Joe Mannix, who first worked for a detective agency known as Intertect, which relied heavily on computers and a large network of operatives. In the second season, Mannix opened his own agency, with police widow Peggy Fair working for him as his secretary. Each episode featured plenty of fistfights, car chases, and shoot-outs.Written by
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The character of Lew Wickersham was modelled after Lew Wasserman, the head of MCA Corporation. See more »
The reel-to-reel tape drives seen throughout the series never have read/write heads. Unless a tape drive has a read/write head, the tape that it uses cannot be read or written to by the computer, and thus the tape drive is useless. See more »
Mike "Touch"'Connors effortlessly carries this consistently awesome TV show.
The producers (Bruce Geller, Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts) were determined to give us what amounted to a miniature detective MOVIE each week -- complete with intriguing mystery, solid clues, clever misdirection, taut action, fast pacing, and an exciting and often surprising finale.
The fact that they succeeded as often as they did helped to make MANNIX the best written and produced PI show ever to air on American television, hands-down. (ROCKFORD and HARRY O were both terrific, but MANNIX takes the brass ring, imo).
So tune in for Mike Connors -- but stick around for the feature-quality production-values and great storytelling.
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