Mannix (1967–1975)
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The wife of a wealthy jet-setter is accused of murdering a philandering playboy on her husband's yacht, and the wealthy man hires Joe Mannix to investigate the crime, hoping he will turn up... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Mike Connors ... Joe Mannix
Gail Fisher ... Peggy Fair
Christine Belford ... Alison Bramante
Tina Sinatra ... Louise Bramante (as Christina Sinatra)
Murray Matheson ... Snowy Bartlett
Cesare Danova ... Bruno Bramante
Edward Michael Bell Edward Michael Bell ... Bill Moseley (as Edward Bell)
John Hillerman ... Larry Lawton
Frank Christi Frank Christi ... Enforcer
Ward Wood Ward Wood ... Lt. Art Malcolm
Ed Hall Ed Hall ... Roger
Michael Ebert Michael Ebert ... Nikky Lorenzo
Ron Nyman ... Policeman
Todd Mason Todd Mason ... Purser


The wife of a wealthy jet-setter is accused of murdering a philandering playboy on her husband's yacht, and the wealthy man hires Joe Mannix to investigate the crime, hoping he will turn up evidence to exculpate his wife. Mannix finds that there is no shortage of suspects who might have wanted the murdered man dead -- including his own client and his client's daughter. But when another suspect is killed, and two hoods show up threatening Mannix to get off the case, Mannix realizes that he may be investigating more than just a murder among the idle rich. Written by aldanoli

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Release Date:

17 December 1972 (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?


Christine Belford and Murray Matheson both started in Banacek (1972) together. See more »


When the two henchmen toss the unconscious police officer off the boat, the "body" floats on top of the splash of water resulting from the impact, revealing that it was actually a dummy. See more »


Joe Mannix: You said that George Oliver, Mr. Bramante's attorney, directed you to me.
Bill Moseley: Yes, and then Snowy Bartlett told me he knew you personally.
Joe Mannix: [referring to a newspaper article about a party boat the previous day] I take it that, uh, this was Snowy's party yesterday.
Bill Moseley: Yes. I, uh, haven't had a chance to read that yet... but I can guess that it couldn't look worse for her.
Joe Mannix: I would say that's a good guess.
Bill Moseley: In any case, Mr. Mannix, I've been authorized to give you this as a retainer.
[gives Joe a small note]
Joe Mannix:
Bill Moseley:
Joe Mannix:
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Mannix hangs out with some obnoxious rich folks and gets bashed in the head...all in a days work.
2 December 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the show begins, there's a fancy-shmancy party going on aboard a HUGE yacht. Shots then ring out and the guests go running...and Ali Brumante is found with a gun in her hand and a body at her feet. Soon Mannix is brought in by the mega-wealthy Brumantes to look into the case. However, Mannix doesn't like being ordered around and is a bit hesitant to take the case. When he interviews Ali in jail, he's still not particularly eager to take the case because she isn't particularly nice and seems to feel that money talks...and that carries little weight with Mannix. Still, he does decide to investigate and finds the Brumante family less than cordial...yet they hired him! And, if it doesn't seem like it could get any worse, it does as baddies start bashing him over the head and taking shots at him. But as usual, our indestructible hero is apparently unfazed and un-brain damaged. Considering the dozens and dozens of times Joe Mannix is knocked out throughout the series, his brain should be tapioca! Can Joe sort it all out and figure out who did what in this episode?

This is a pretty normal episode despite Mannix working for the fourth richest man in America. It has the usual twists, turns, bonks on the head and the like. It's not a bad show in any way and the obnoxious rich folks angle made it a tad more interesting than usual...but not enough to make this a must-see. Just another typical "Mannix" outing in most every way and the indestructible detective once again saves the day and somehow survives.

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