Mannix (1967–1975)
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A Sleep in the Deep 

A widow hires Mannix to try and prove murder when two scuba divers drown her husband and make it look like an accident.


Gerald Mayer


Richard Levinson (created by), William Link (created by) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Mike Connors ... Joe Mannix
Gail Fisher ... Peggy Fair
Skip Homeier ... Naval Intelligence Agent Gordon
Paul Stewart ... Andre Korvak
Milton Selzer ... Dave Wright
Marianna Hill ... Ellen Barton
Jonathan Goldsmith ... Thomas Clayton Hewitt (as Jonathan Lippe)
Angel Tompkins ... Barbara Stoner / Sondra Markham
Sivi Aberg Sivi Aberg ... Carla Renata
David Chow David Chow ... Yoshi
Byron Morrow ... Robert Stoner
Charles Seel ... Blind Man


Joe Mannix is hired by Ellen Barton, whose husband drowned while swimming toward the dock near the marina where they lived. She is convinced that her husband, a champion swimmer, could not have died accidentally, and that instead he was murdered. As he pursues the investigation, Mannix enlists help from Dave Wright, the marina's security officer, whose life he once saved when Wright was still a police officer. Written by aldanoli

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Release Date:

8 November 1969 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The set that is supposed to be the room of Robert Stoner (Byron Morrow) at the marina is the one that normally is used as Peggy's apartment (e.g. as shown in Mannix: Eagles Sometimes Can't Fly (1969), and Mannix: Last Rites for Miss Emma (1969)). See more »


At the 8:40 mark, after Mannix takes the champagne and walks away, the boom mic's shadow can be seen on the wall. See more »


Barbara Stoner: Mr. Mannix, a woman doesn't take a man away from his wife. He walks away.
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A very interesting episode but one with also a few odd lapses.
3 November 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The show begins with a widow hiring Mannix to look into her husband's recent death. The death was ruled an accident and the authorities think he bashed his head while scuba diving and drowned. However, the man was a fantastic swimming and very, very seasoned diver so the wife, not surprisingly, doesn't buy this official account. To investigate, Mannix heads to the marina and hangs among the yacht club set. Fortunately, he has some help, as the head of security (Milton Selzer) is an old friend--and a man whose life Joe Mannix saved years ago.

Overall, this is a very good episode because the plot is extremely novel. However, while I'd like to score this one higher I can't because of a couple stupid little scenes. In one, Mannix is being attacked by a guy named Gordon (who has a gun) and Peggy just stands there doing NOTHING--a horrible cliché. Another time, a baddie captures Mannix but inexplicably doesn't kill him--planning on killing him a bit later! Such sloppy scenes just should have been written better

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