Mannix (1967–1975)
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A burglar steals notebooks from a psychiatrist but double crosses an accomplice and takes the notebooks for himself. One of the patients hires Mannix and Intertect after being blackmailed. ... See full summary »

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... Joe Mannix
... Lew Wickersham
... Roy Bradley
Joe Maross ... Dr. Steven Warren
... Eddie Stacy
... Audrey Chalmers
... Gladys
... Alice Bradley
... Frank Quigley
Boyd Holister ... Charles Glenn (as Robert Palmer)
John Indrisano ... Tim (as Johnny Indrisano)
Martin Braddock ... Gordon Parker
Don Edwards ... Agent
... Second Hood
... Duane Toohey
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A burglar steals notebooks from a psychiatrist but double crosses an accomplice and takes the notebooks for himself. One of the patients hires Mannix and Intertect after being blackmailed. Mannix's client is a movie studio art director who has a secret in his past. The trail turns deadly. The burglar and a companion turn up dead and Intertect boss Lew Wickersham is wounded. Written by Bill Koenig

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2 December 1967 (USA)  »

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After the teaser, the story opens on a western movie set and depicts an extended fist fight that begins in a bar and tumbles out into the street. At the end of the fight, it is revealed that it is, indeed, a movie set and not a western. The uncredited director of the western fight scene, who shares a few words with Joe Mannix, is played by Bruce Geller. Geller was the creator of "Mission: Impossible" and the producer of this season of "Mannix"; this is one of only two on-screen acting appearances by Geller. (His only credited screen acting role was in the 1975 TV movie "Fear on Trial," in which he played his own father, Judge Abraham Geller, in a landmark court case.) See more »

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Roy Bradley hands Mannix an envelope with what is supposed to be $8,000 in cash. In the medium distance shots when Mannix examines the money, it is clearly stage money, but when the shot switches to a closeup, he is holding real U.S. currency in $100 bills. See more »

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Once again, Mannix takes a couple serious blows to the head!
16 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

A crook (Joe Mantell) breaks into a psychiatrist's office and steals client files. Using this information, he begins blackmailing patients NOT to divulge their secrets. When Mannix is hired to make one of these payoffs, he takes it on himself to not just make the delivery but to investigate and stop this creep. Things get really serious when it turns out that one of the patients whose records were stolen turns out to be a dangerous mobster--and then things get really interesting.

I loved the plot of this show. A similar but better version of the story was done on "Hawaii Five-O"--where instead of a guy stealing patient records, a sociopathic creep places listening devices all over a psychiatrist's office and learns all kinds of secrets. Both are very compelling but a minor quibble I have with "Mannix" is that in reality, most therapists (at least the competent ones) keep minimal notes and should not have any documentation of incriminating information--in case of burglary or court subpoena (which was definitely the case when I was a therapist). But, most folks wouldn't know that and it doesn't negatively impact this exciting episode.

By the way, in keeping with tradition, Mannix gets knocked out in this episode. In fact, it happens twice!! Considering he was knocked unconscious over fifty times in the series AND suffered countless other head injuries, his brain should have been the consistency of tapioca!!


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