Diana Walker, the daughter of a newspaper tycoon and Mannix' old flame, comes back into Mannix' life after a four-year absence. She is in a fragile mental state after believing that she ...
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Diana Walker, the daughter of a newspaper tycoon and Mannix' old flame, comes back into Mannix' life after a four-year absence. She is in a fragile mental state after believing that she killed a hoodlum named Johnny Malina, with whom she was also once involved, in a night-time road accident. Diana's father, sensing that she's terribly upset about something, asks Mannix to contact her once again, hoping that she will confide in Mannix about whatever is disturbing her.Written by
Under Diana's telephone is a copy of the September 1968 "Ladies' Home Journal." See more »
When "Blind Arnie" approaches Diana Walker (Sally Kellerman) in the Gladhand Bar and tries to sell her a newspaper, in a closeup her hands are clutching at her ears or the sides of her face. Then the shot changes to a medium shot, and her hands are suddenly clasped in front of her, with her elbows on the table. See more »
Diana and a cheap hood. That kind of gossip gets around fast. Like a dirty joke.
I tried to stop her. What could I do, Joe? Lock her in her room? Handcuff her to the bed? I'm not her jailer, I'm her father.
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In the last few weeks, I have seen every episode of "Mannix" from the beginning until this one. While I really, really liked many of the programs (particularly the earlier ones), I must say that so far "The Solid Gold Web" is the worst. Heck, it's downright awful! It begins with a nasty guy slapping around his girlfriend, Diana (Sally Kellerman), at some party. No one seems to care and she soon runs off to get away from the creep. A bit later, she drives away and ends up running him over (actually, you could see it was a plastic dummy--thanks to some less than special effects). Now as far as most folks would see this, she did the world a favor. But, throughout the show, Diana emotes and emotes and emotes--like a beginning acting student. Mostly, she whines, gets drunk and then bellows....and it's certainly NOT one of Miss Kellerman's finer moments. I know she can act--so I assume the show's director bears some responsibility for this overwrought and downright silly performance.
I could try to explain the plot more--about the corrupt judge, Mr. Reeves and the like. However, after watching Kellerman's 'acting', I just didn't care. A very weak and whiny and silly episode. If they were all this bad, "Mannix" wouldn't have lasted eight seasons.
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