Mannix (1967–1975)
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Death Has No Face 

Someone has been calling Joe Mannix with vague threats of harm, and he initially disregards them as an occupational hazard. But when the threats turn into a near-fatal attack, Mannix ... See full summary »

Director:

Don McDougall

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Mike Connors ... Joe Mannix
Gail Fisher ... Peggy Fair
Lynn Carlin ... Nancy Traherne
Warren Vanders Warren Vanders ... Sheriff Gaffrey
Diane Shalet Diane Shalet ... Mona
Tom Stern ... Lee Traherne
Ron Thompson ... Kirk Bullard
Ward Wood Ward Wood ... Lt. Art Malcolm
Ann Doran ... Mrs. Moody
Ron Nyman ... Officer #1
James Burr Johnson James Burr Johnson ... Deputy (as James-Burr Johnson)
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Someone has been calling Joe Mannix with vague threats of harm, and he initially disregards them as an occupational hazard. But when the threats turn into a near-fatal attack, Mannix reviews his old cases for a clue to the person's identity - and thinks he may have found it in an old extortion case in which he sent the extortionist to prison. Written by aldanoli

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1974 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Alan Bergmann: The voice of the man who's calling Joe with vague threats of harm. See more »

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After the explosion, when Mannix falls to the floor, his suit is clean. In the next shot, it is covered with dust. See more »

Quotes

Lee Traherne: [he and Joe walk into his house, where his wife Nancy is playing the piano] Honey? Got a fellow here that says he's a private cop.
[Nancy stops playing the piano and walks up to them]
Lee Traherne: Mr. Mannix, my wife.
Joe Mannix: How do you do?
Nancy Traherne: How do you do, Mr. Mannix? Won't you come in?
Lee Traherne: He wants to ask you about Ira.
Nancy Traherne: Ira? Whatever for?
Lee Traherne: If you've got one of your headaches, you don't have to talk to him if you don't want to.
Nancy Traherne: It's all right; I don't mind. Please sit down, Mr. Mannix.
Joe Mannix: Thank you.
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It's like two entirely different episodes spliced together...
16 April 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the show begins, some psychotic sort of guy phones Mannix and begins ranting about how he hates the detective and is out to torment him...before ultimately killing him. While this sounds like some sort of crank, this guy definitely means it and also seems to REALLY enjoy this...as he laughs and laughs in a menacing manner throughout the call. He insists that Mannix must 'pay him back'for what he's done to him...but for what?! Who is this man and what slight does he feel was done to him?! All we do know initially is that he loves what he's doing AND he knows how to build bombs, as one nearly takes Mannix's head off as he heads up the stairs!!

Following a VERY tenuous lead, Mannix travels out into the country to look for a guy named Ira Beecher who just got out of prison. Here's where the episode seems NOTHING like the first portion. There are no more scary phone calls or threats...just Mannix somehow thinking Ira might be responsible for the phone calls (this is very tenuous). What actually occurs is that Mannix was lured her to KILL Ira...to get this guy out of the way.

So is it any good? Not really. The two portions of the show are two disparate but worse yet is the ending....where Mannix STILL hasn't proved he didn't kill Ira...but somehow the police arrest all the baddies and everything magically worked out...with no explanations about HOW. Badly written and confusing...which stinks as it started off so well.


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