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Mannix 

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Mannix worked originally for Wickersham at Intertect and then struck out on his own, assisted by Peggy Fair (whose cop-husband had been killed) and Police Department contact Tobias.
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Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Mike Connors ...  Joe Mannix 194 episodes, 1967-1975
Gail Fisher ...  Peggy Fair 167 episodes, 1968-1975
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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 Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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New adventure. Mike Connors stars as Mannix, a super-sleuth for an ultra-modern computerized crime-fighting organization. Joe Campanella co-stars. In color. (season 1)


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Mike Connors reprised his role as Mannix on "Diagnosis Murder" (1993) season four, episode seventeen, "Hard-Boiled Murder". It was a sequel to season seven, episode four, "Little Girl Lost" of this show. Pernell Roberts and Julie Adams, who appeared as guest stars in the "Mannix" (1967) episode, also reprised their roles on "Diagnosis Murder" (1993). See more »

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In many episodes, 'night' is clearly shot during daytime using a technique called "day for night", with night simulated by filters and night effects such as crickets and houselights and headlights turned on. This is because the film used in the cameras of the time wasn't sufficiently "fast" enough. Later developments in film and its chemical composition gave the industry a finer grain and improved sensitivity in the 1980s. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Swamp Diamonds (1993) See more »

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Mannix vs. Mr. Big
11 November 2008 | by dbonkSee all my reviews

Frankly, the first season of MANNIX was the best. Mike Connors as Joe Mannix not only had to contend with a different adversary every week, but also put up with a corporate, computerized workplace(Intertect)and spar with his coolly abrasive yet supportive boss, Lou Wickersham played by Joseph Campanella.

I remember watching MANNIX on an Admiral 19 inch black and white set as a high school student. Watching it in color on DVD 41 years later, I still recall being very impressed with 'Joe's' hip yet raw common sense approach to each case. That's why the button down office scenes provided such great entertainment in between the carnage.

The on location episodes also provided a gritty, realistic atmosphere. The first show was filmed aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway while a later episode found Joe at a hippie night spot on the Sunset Strip. For this sequence, the dance music wasn't even canned but was provided by Buffalo Springfield.

Of course, Lalo Schifrin's memorable theme score to MANNIX perfectly complemented the opening credits. The groundbreaking multi-screen process was introduced during Expo 67 in Montreal and was later employed in major motion pictures such as THE BOSTON STRANGLER.

It was a foregone conclusion that Joe Mannix preferred bare knuckled punches to settle disputes instead of relying on IBM punch cards. Yet, bullets and the mounting body count in between commercials were nonetheless fast and furious. As a result, the 1967-1968 season was the most violent per episode during the entire run of this show. After Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Robert Kennedy were both shot down in the space of two months, MANNIX was toned down as part of the national crackdown on TV violence.

Yet that first season gives the viewer a stark contrast between the florescent lit, corporate mindset against the loose cannon who gets the job done his way. For that reason, MANNIX delivers the goods with a powerful wallop! Bring your own silencer.


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Release Date:

16 September 1967 (USA) See more »

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Intertect See more »

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(154 episodes) | (194 episodes)

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Mono

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