Mannix (1967–1975)
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A Word Called Courage 

Joe Mannix is confronted by Harry Bennett, with whom Mannix served in Korea and who was later court-martialed, on testimony from Mannix, for giving information to his captors while a ... See full summary »


Bill Bixby


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
Anthony Zerbe ... Quint
Brenda Benet Brenda Benet ... Edie
Joseph Sirola ... Harry (as Joe Sirola)
Alan Manson Alan Manson ... Leggett
Ward Wood Ward Wood ... Lt. Art Malcolm
Tim Thomerson ... Rusty
Danny Rogers Danny Rogers ... Marina (as Dan Rogers)


Joe Mannix is confronted by Harry Bennett, with whom Mannix served in Korea and who was later court-martialed, on testimony from Mannix, for giving information to his captors while a prisoner of war. Bennett claims that he is going to put Mannix through the same ordeal he faced at the hands of the North Koreans, and gives Mannix a name that Bennett claims Mannix will be unable to hold back once he becomes a captive. Then Bennett's threats seem to come true when Mannix is offered a sizable sum of money for the name of an informant within an underworld organization - and is threatened with much worse if he refuses. Written by aldanoli

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Release Date:

5 January 1975 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bill Bixby is listed as the director of this episode. Brenda Benet is a guest star. These two were married to each other at the time. See more »


Quint: Forgive me for not introducing myself, Mr. Mannix. The young lady is my daughter-in-law. Unhappily... she became a widow when my son was involved in a misunderstanding at the Mexican border. Look at this room, Mr. Mannix. It doesn't look like a... laboratory, does it? Nevertheless, that's what it is.
Joe Mannix: A laboratory for what?
Quint: For extracting information. In our business, information is important. You know, the human nervous system is very interesting, Mr. Mannix. It operates on two simple ...
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Mannix Meets James Bond And The Result Is Not Good
5 December 2017 | by rkrossfanSee all my reviews

A total and complete dud. As mentioned by another reviewer this script just doesn't seem to fit Mannix. It's a weird mishmash of Mannix, Mission Impossible and Bond and it's really all over the place.

So a fellow from Joe's Korean war unit shows up and starts all sorts of trouble. This fellow was court martialed and blames Joe so he's out for revenge. For some reason his revenge plot is to drag Joe into some mysterious plot by telling him the name of an informant. Joe is then kidnapped and tortured to find out the info.

This is where things really take a left turn. The evil man behind it all is in a wheelchair and is a stereotypical hybrid of Dr. No, the wheelchair scientist from Rocky Horror and Blofeld. All he's missing is an accent and fluffy white cat. So the story from here involves the baddies torturing Joe harder and harder and eventually kidnapping Peggy. Then it's up to Mannix to solve the mystery and identify the real informant.

Apart from an interesting segment where Joe uses his powers of hearing and smell to figure out where the evil lair is this one is best left on the shelf.

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