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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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Mike Connors complained that this show was not very good at showing the consequences of violence. He said Joe Mannix would get thrown down a flight of stairs in one scene, and then appear without a scratch in the next. See more »
In many episodes, 'nighttime' is clearly shot during daytime, with nighttime simulated by filters and nighttime effects such as crickets and lights turned on. This is because the cameras of the time did not have sufficient low light operation. 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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