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171 :08x01 - Portrait in Blues

Sep/22/1974
Mannix looks into why someone might want to kill one half of a successful singing pair, after a nearly fatal accident.
Guest Stars: Larry Storch as Wing Dobson | James Greene (2) as Walcott | Gail Bryant Cameron as Jane Peterson | Robyn Millan as Susan | Barry Gordon as Todd Corvin | William Sargent as Dr. Galloway | Kim Milford as Singer | Bruce Scott as Singer | Stacy Keach, Sr. as Electrician | Stanley Adams as Alby
Director: Alf Kjellin
Writer: Mel Tormé

172 :08x02 - Game Plan

Sep/29/1974
Kidnappers have the daughter of Mannix's good friend, who is also Mannix's god daughter. They demand her father lose a great deal of money in a card game as her ransom.
Guest Stars: Norman Alden as Ritchie | Jane Actman as Jeannie | Jay Hammer as Ric Haggard | Rue McClanahan as Gloria | James Olson as Lassiter
Director: Arnold Laven

173 :08x03 - A Fine Day for Dying

Oct/06/1974
One might think that after waking from a year long coma, the worst would be in the past. But that is not true for Mannix's client, injured in a hit and run accident and now the target of killers.
Guest Stars: Pamela Franklin as Jenny | Katherine Helmond as Martha Cole | Alan Fudge as Hatch | Walter Brooke as Kraike | Barry Russo as DeMorro | James Naughton as Dr. Hanson | Jim Boles as Peters | Marc Lawrence (1) as Stanik | Grace Albertson as Nurse Phillips
Director: Leo Penn

174 :08x04 - Walk on the Blind Side

Oct/13/1974
Syndicate thugs have kidnapped an informer - or so they believe. Their victim is actually Peggy Fair, Mannix's secretary, which puts Mannix on their trail.
Guest Stars: Christopher Mann (2) as Usher | Ray Ballard as Taxi Driver | Alex Henteloff as Chili Dog | Leonard Stone as Wexler | Kim Hamilton as Diane | Lincoln Kilpatrick as Lonnie | Milt Kogan as Les | Eddie Firestone as Cap
Director: Paul Krasny
Writer: Albert Beich

175 :08x05 - The Green Men

Oct/20/1974
Mannix searches for a counterfeiter who has disappeared. He's up against Federal agents and criminals who want the man's flawless plates.
Guest Stars: Mary-Robin Redd as Mrs. Hamilton | Anna Lee as Mrs. Dabney | Frank Christi as Stone | Chuck Daniel as Mitch | Russell Johnson as Brasher | Scatman Crothers as Mudcat | Elisha Cook Jr. as Herbie | Scott Marlowe as Dabney
Director: Reza Badiyi

176 :08x06 - Death Has No Face

Oct/27/1974
Mannix's search for the source of a death threat takes him to a small town. Shortly after he arrives, he's framed for murder and imprisoned. His freedom and future will depend on figuring who hates him this time, and why.
Guest Stars: Ann Doran as Mrs. Moody | Paul Sorenson as Editor | James Burr Johnson as Deputy | Warren Vanders as Sheriff Gaffrey | Lynn Carlin as Nancy Traherne | Ron Thompson as Kirk Bullard | Tom Stern as Lee Traherne | Diane Shalet as Mona
Director: Don McDougall

177 :08x07 - A Small Favor for an Old Friend

Nov/10/1974
Mannix loses a friend - a small time mob courier killed flying money to Mexico. The mobsters, certain Mannix stole their money, come after the detective determined to recover what's theirs.
Guest Stars: Jim Antonio as Endicott | Sondra Blake as Kit | Ben Hammer as Shaeffer | Ray Reinhardt as Butler | Elizabeth Huddle as Dotty | Merry Rockwell as Barbara | Tobar Mayo as Leon | Glenn Wilder as Bruce | Val Avery as Vanaman
Director: Paul Krasny

178 :08x08 - Enter Tami Okada

Nov/17/1974
A courier is abducted while en route to the Japanese consulate. Joe helps Tami Okada, a Japanese investigator trying to find the man.
Guest Stars: Tad Horino as Buddhist Priest | Bill Zuckert as Car Dispatcher | Clyde Kusatsu as Japanese Attache | Harushi as Kato | Miko Mayama as Midori | Robert F. Hoy as Pike | Mako as Tami Okada
Director: Paul Krasny

179 :08x09 - Picture of a Shadow

Nov/24/1974
Mannix finds himself drawn to a woman in a photograph - a murder victim. He sets out to see her killer jailed.
Guest Stars: Rosemary Forsyth as Carol Britton | Elven Havard as Officer Perry | Frank Orsatti as Baldy | Chuck Hicks as Arnold | Bing Russell as Jordan | Michael Bell (1) as Larsen | Frank Ramírez as Miguel | Jay Robinson as Kilburn | Ron Nyman as Sergeant Charley | Eddie Ryder as Bernard

180 :08x10 - Desert Sun

Dec/01/1974
Mannix travels to New Mexico to prove that an Indian's death was murder. But the townsfolk don't seem to like Indians, which means they don't much like Mannix, either.
Guest Stars: Jim Burk (1) as Osterman | Sam Jarvis as Sam | William Lucking as Cousins | Ben Andrews as Gil Yarborough | Joaquin Martinez as Harry White Eagle | Leif Erickson as B.J. Yarborough | Joe Maross as Sheriff Watkins | Sandra Dixon as Elizabeth | Ron Nyman as Jenkins
Director: Arnold Laven

181 :08x11 - The Survivor Who Wasn't

Dec/15/1974
A man survives a plane crash - or does he? His wife has her doubts, so Mannix looks into it for her.
Guest Stars: John Milford as Harry | Ron Nyman as Officer Charlie | George Wyner as Arthur | William Tregoe as Nick | Eddie Quillan as Woody | Paul Burke (1) as Anderson | Harry Basch as Sam | Carol Lawrence as Kelly | Garry Walberg as Danny | Phillip Pine as Doctor
Writer: Ben Roberts

182 :08x12 - A Choice of Victims

Dec/22/1974
Mannix looks into a businessman's murder, and discovers that his wife may have been the real target.
Guest Stars: Lucas White as Hal Carter | Sharon Hugueny as Janet Malone | Karen Jensen as Laura Harris | James Rosin as Chuck | G.J. Mitchell as Victor Harris | Stanley Adams as Chip | Gail Kobe as Ginny Freeman | Vincent Baggetta as Tom Andros | Rona Barrett as Herself | Jack Ging as Lieutenant Ives

183 :08x13 - A Word Called Courage

Jan/05/1975
Mannix's military comrade broke under torture. Haunted by that, he sets out to prove such treatment would also break Mannix, capturing and torturing the detective to prove his point.
Guest Stars: Tim Thomerson as Rusty | Alan Manson as Leggett | Anthony Zerbe as Quint | Joseph Sirola as Elliott | Brenda Benet as Edie
Director: Bill Bixby

184 :08x14 - Man in a Trap

Jan/12/1975
Someone murders a friend of Mannix's who was also a detective. Mannix discovers the man worked for a mafioso and sets out to learn why he died, despite pressure to stop digging.
Guest Stars: Joseph Hindy as Gilbert | Pamela Bellwood as Miriam | Edward Bell (1) as Scully | Madlyn Rhue as Nedda | Erik Estrada as Tropic

185 :08x15 - Chance Meeting

Jan/19/1975
Two buddies from Vietnam meet and one of them ends up dead. The murder might be connected to a third man, a deserter still evading the authorities.
Guest Stars: Felton Perry as Jesse Thompson | Michelle Stacy as Jeanine | Lurene Tuttle as Mrs. Gamble | Roger Aaron Brown as Bill Rogell | Geoffrey Deuel as Clint Williams | Berlinda Tolbert as Jobina Rogell | Mark Stewart as Toby
Director: Don Weis

186 :08x16 - Edge of the Web

Feb/02/1975
An anthropology professor comes to believe one of his students had an affair with his wife, and denies the man a degree. Then someone murders the professor, and the police come knocking, leaving Mannix the young man's hope for freedom.
Guest Stars: Paul Ryan (2) as Paul Werthman | Robert Gibbons as Jenkins | Nora Marlowe as Mrs. McGregor | Gerald McRaney as Professor Duncan | Frank Aletter as Professor O'Neill | Ed Cambridge as Scrapiron | James A. Watson, Jr. as Matt Jones | Joshua Bryant as Professor Pryor | Penelope Windust as Ruth O'Neill | Carol Bagdasarian as Darla
Director: John Peyser

187 :08x17 - A Ransom for Yesterday

Feb/09/1975
Someone demands a quarter of a million dollar ransom - for a boy missing six years!
Guest Stars: Howard Hesseman as Ray Bennett | Alan Oppenheimer as John Cordell | Diana Hyland as Janice Graham | Gary Combs as Unknown | Dabney Coleman as Howard Graham | Victor Rogers as Lonnie | Charles Bergansky as Jeb Dallas | Stephen Manley as Peter Graham | Woodrow Parfrey as Steve Dorsett | Shirley O'Hara as Unknown
Director: Bill Bixby
Writer: Mann Rubin

188 :08x18 - The Empty Tower

Feb/16/1975
Thieves plan to start a holiday weekend by looting every office in a high rise. That leaves Mannix and a friend trapped in the man's vault, with limited air and no one likely to discover them for several days.
Guest Stars: Bill Bixby as Tony Elliott | Bill Morey as Harper | R.J. O'Hara as Charley Wilcox | Eddy Donno as Mallory | Frederic Downs as Lodge Owner | Maurice Hill as Alan | Pat Renella as Kirby | Ron Nyman as Sergeant Charley
Director: Bill Bixby

189 :08x19 - Quartet for a Blunt Instrument

Feb/23/1975
Joe agrees to help a mechanic whom police have accused of beating an inventor to death.
Guest Stars: Paul Savior as Murcott | Thalmus Rasulala as Perry Riggs | Pippa Scott as Wanda | Geoffrey Horne as Stockwood | John Karlen as Unknown | Katherine Justice as Holly Warlock | Albert Stratton as Sheriff
Director: Reza Badiyi

190 :08x20 - Bird of Prey (1)

Mar/02/1975
Mannix's client hires him to find the man who saved his son's life. The search takes him to an island near South America, and then the next link in the chain turns up dead.
Guest Stars: Jorge Cervera, Jr as Sanchez | Richard Evans as Cassana | Andrea Marcovicci as Adrianna | Robert Loggia as Inspector Varga | Alexander Scourby as Count Boria | Dimitra Arliss as Rosa | Peter Elbling as Gufo | Kenneth O'Brien as Major Muller | Erik Holland as Czerny | Jay Novello as Tannen
Writer: Alfred Hayes

191 :08x21 - Bird of Prey (2)

Mar/09/1975
Still searching for the man who saved his client's son's life, Mannix stumbles into the ugly side of politics: an assassination plot.
Guest Stars: Andrea Marcovicci as Adrianna | Richard Evans as Cassana | Kenneth O'Brien as Major Muller | Dimitra Arliss as Rosa | Erik Holland as Czerny | Peter Elbling as Gufo | Alexander Scourby as Count Boria | Robert Loggia as Inspector Varga
Writer: Alfred Hayes

192 :08x22 - Design for Dying

Mar/23/1975
A politically ambitions publisher hires Mannix to find evidence that his wife is cheating. When Mannix has no trouble finding this evidence, he begins to question the reasons he was hired...
Guest Stars: George Ives as Hallihan | David Mauro as Gabriel | Lewis Charles as Dondero | Carmen Zapata as Chambermaid | Tom Selleck as Don Brady | Erica Hagen as Maggie Larkin | Dennis Patrick as Darrell Bigelow | Barbara Rush as Rebekah Bigelow
Director: John Peyser

193 :08x23 - Search for a Dead Man

Apr/06/1975
A man hires Mannix to locate a dead body. But the man is the murderer, a contract killer who wants to clean up after himself - which might include dealing with a nosy private detective...
Guest Stars: John Hillerman as Norman Thompson | Robert Symonds as Robert Ingram | Eddie Quillan as Willie | Mary Charlotte Wilcox as Hope "Angel" Campbell | Susan Mullen as Receptionist | Paul Mantee as Wayborn | Ron Nyman as Sergeant Charley
Director: Paul Krasny

194 :08x24 - Hardball

Apr/13/1975
A drug dealer and his gang take several hostages to force Mannix to locate and retrieve another member of the gang, who betrayed them. Mannix fears someone's going to die no matter what he does.
Guest Stars: Margaretta Ramsey as Edyth | Edward Marshall as Gerald Moore | Sam Gilman as Fingerman | Carl Lee as Ginger | William Windom as George Kane | Carole Demas as Susan Kane | Tina Andrews (1) as Edna | Vincent Beck as Frank Sartino | James Hampton as Billy Lee | Paul Picerni as Donegan | John Ritter as Cliff
Director: Bill Bixby
Writer: Albert Beich
Warning: Mannix guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 16, 1967
Ended: August 27, 1975
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