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Hey, if you guys get a chance please post some good screen caps. I'm thinking real hard about maybe buying this set myself. An iconic show if there ever was one.

By the way, welcome back Little Garwood!


If I knew how to do that, I would! :D

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The third season due out this month! I just got the second season for my birthday (for $24.99; it's becoming an annual tradition) and I can say that it's a noticeable improvement over the first year, when they had the "Intertect" concept. Mannix is a program that is growing on me. Fun show with great music scores.

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Mannix gets better with each season! If you didn't like the 1st season with its "Intertect" angle, the second and third seasons find the program hugely improved! It's a breath of fresh air! They're getting off the Paramount lot more often and the music (by Gerald Fried, Robert Drasnin, and Richard Markowitz) has been stellar. This season is 1969-70 and the clothes on the women are great, Gail Fisher looks great---what a voice, too--and there's lots of familiar TV guest stars.

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Good news! Mannix season five is scheduled for a July 5, 2011 release!

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I have to wonder if those of us here of a certain age who watched Magnum were, say, ten years older, that this site might be called "Mannix-Mania. :wink:

Joe Mannix passed the great tradition of the American private investigator to Jim Rockford, who passed it on to Thomas Magnum.

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Little Garwood wrote:
I have to wonder if those of us here of a certain age who watched Magnum were, say, ten years older, that this site might be called "Mannix-Mania. :wink:

Joe Mannix passed the great tradition of the American private investigator to Jim Rockford, who passed it on to Thomas Magnum.

Lol! That's very true.

I'm kind of a Mannix newbie. I have only seen a few episodes, but enjoy the show very much.

Has anyone seen a TV movie Mike made called Beg, Borrow or Steal, which is about three disabled guys pulling off a museum heist? it's excellent.

What I think is so interesting about Mannix is his secratary Peggy. You hardly ever hear anything about the actress, but she was one of the first black actresses to have a recurring part on television. I always thought she was such a trailblazer. I loved that their relationship just was, there was nothing political about it. It was so well done and fairly progressive for the time.

And how is it, I didn't remember this show was created by Levinson and Link, my two favorite TV guys! I need to really sit down and watch this series!


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I'm kind of a Mannix newbie. I have only seen a few episodes, but enjoy the show very much.

Has anyone seen a TV movie Mike made called Beg, Borrow or Steal, which is about three disabled guys pulling off a museum heist? it's excellent.

What I think is so interesting about Mannix is his secratary Peggy. You hardly ever hear anything about the actress, but she was one of the first black actresses to have a recurring part on television. I always thought she was such a trailblazer. I loved that their relationship just was, there was nothing political about it. It was so well done and fairly progressive for the time.

And how is it, I didn't remember this show was created by Levinson and Link, my two favorite TV guys! I need to really sit down and watch this series!


I've seen Beg, Borrow, and Steal in the excellent reference book, Movies Made for Television, but have yet to see it. Hopefully, someone like the Warner Archive will release it to dvd.

I have a huge crush on Gail Fisher! She had a lovely speaking voice and just carried herself in a such an attractive way. She's completely forgotten today. What a shame her career didn't continue after Mannix ended.

I was a bit young to watch Mannix during its original run, and didn't get to see my first episode until early 1985, when a local independent channel included Mannix in its late-night lineup.

As for the program itself, the first season is very, shall we say, "1960s America." Lots of smoking, drinking, etc. It's a bit stiff at times, but Mike Connors is of course brilliant, as is Joseph Campanella, who plays his boss in the "Intertect" investigating firm. That concept we be dumped after the first year. I still enjoy it, though.

The show is very much of the late '60s and early '70s, a time period I've had a lifelong fascination with. So a fanatic like me has a lot to enjoy. It's also good to see future stars, established character actors, and former Hollywood movie stars appear in Mannix.

The show has great, jazzy underscore, cool fashions, and some fun plot twists. Don't expect any Magnum PI silliness on Mannix, though the latter does get beat up a lot! The humor on Mannix is subtle and his interaction with Peggy is always a treat. Mike Connors (like Tom Selleck in Magnum) was born to play this role.

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What I think is so interesting about Mannix is his secratary Peggy. You hardly ever hear anything about the actress, but she was one of the first black actresses to have a recurring part on television. I always thought she was such a trailblazer. I loved that their relationship just was, there was nothing political about it. It was so well done and fairly progressive for the time.

I have a huge crush on Gail Fisher! She had a lovely speaking voice and just carried herself in a such an attractive way. She's completely forgotten today. What a shame her career didn't continue after Mannix ended.


I had a crush on Gail Fisher as well and loved the Peggy character. Ms. Fisher and Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhuru) were groundbreaking actresses at the time and, looked incredible in short skirts (an added bonus for us young teenagers going thru puberty). I was born in 1954 so I watched Mannix in it's original run and agee it was a well written, well acted series............


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Little Garwood wrote:
AmandaByNight wrote:
I'm kind of a Mannix newbie. I have only seen a few episodes, but enjoy the show very much.

Has anyone seen a TV movie Mike made called Beg, Borrow or Steal, which is about three disabled guys pulling off a museum heist? it's excellent.

What I think is so interesting about Mannix is his secratary Peggy. You hardly ever hear anything about the actress, but she was one of the first black actresses to have a recurring part on television. I always thought she was such a trailblazer. I loved that their relationship just was, there was nothing political about it. It was so well done and fairly progressive for the time.

And how is it, I didn't remember this show was created by Levinson and Link, my two favorite TV guys! I need to really sit down and watch this series!


I've seen Beg, Borrow, and Steal in the excellent reference book, Movies Made for Television, but have yet to see it. Hopefully, someone like the Warner Archive will release it to dvd.

I have a huge crush on Gail Fisher! She had a lovely speaking voice and just carried herself in a such an attractive way. She's completely forgotten today. What a shame her career didn't continue after Mannix ended.

I was a bit young to watch Mannix during its original run, and didn't get to see my first episode until early 1985, when a local independent channel included Mannix in its late-night lineup.

As for the program itself, the first season is very, shall we say, "1960s America." Lots of smoking, drinking, etc. It's a bit stiff at times, but Mike Connors is of course brilliant, as is Joseph Campanella, who plays his boss in the "Intertect" investigating firm. That concept we be dumped after the first year. I still enjoy it, though.

The show is very much of the late '60s and early '70s, a time period I've had a lifelong fascination with. So a fanatic like me has a lot to enjoy. It's also good to see future stars, established character actors, and former Hollywood movie stars appear in Mannix.

The show has great, jazzy underscore, cool fashions, and some fun plot twists. Don't expect any Magnum PI silliness on Mannix, though the latter does get beat up a lot! The humor on Mannix is subtle and his interaction with Peggy is always a treat. Mike Connors (like Tom Selleck in Magnum) was born to play this role.


That Movies Made for Television book is my bible. It's really the only reference guide I like to use for my tv movie writing.

I love the 60s and 70s as well. It's so interesting, and for me, a little depressing to see how much has changed. The smoking thing I can deal with, but I love the way everyone looked. And I agree, Mike Connors is quite brilliant. He's such a likable presence.


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I'm a follower of your blog (C.K. Dexter Haven). I like very much what you write and how you write it!

The edition I have of Movies Made for Television is an early edition--but it doesn't list the network that aired the movie. A small gripe, but I like to know such things.

I'm in a big "M" mood lately with my favorite TV shows: Magnum, Mannix, McGarrett, and Mission: Impossible!

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Seeing as I've really fallen hard for this show, I've thought about doing a season-by-season, episode-by-episode review of Mannix. Several other programs like Five-O and MPI (duh!) have dedicated sites that go over every scrap of info and backstory they can glean from those shows. I'd like to do the same for Mannix. Much of the fan support from the early days of the internet has seemingly vanished, which is odd since Mannix is now on DVD. Given my up-and-down nature, any kind of Mannix project would be a long time in the making, but it's something I'd like to try.

James, I know you've expressed some interest in Mannix before, but have you gotten around to watching it yet?

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Unfortunately, no! But now that I've finally quit smoking maybe I'll have enough spare change to buy the DVDs! ;)

Hopefully all the smoking in Mannix won't make me smoke again!

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Unfortunately, no! But now that I've finally quit smoking maybe I'll have enough spare change to buy the DVDs! ;)

Hopefully all the smoking in Mannix won't make me smoke again!


James, didn't the ending of Murder by Night teach you that smoking was bad? Don't know why they even bothered with that, seeing as TM smoked cigars like they cured Cancer instead of caused it! :)

Joe Mannix not only smokes--especially during the first three seasons--but he talks with an unlit coffin nail bouncing around his yap that's positively riveting.

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Mannix star Mike Connors to sue CBS/Paramount:

'Mannix' Actor Wants to See the Books
By NESTOR F. SEBASTIAN

(CN) - Mike Connors, who starred in the 1960s drama series "Mannix," is suing Paramount Pictures and CBS Telelvision Studios, saying he is owed a piece of the show's profits as well as royalties for the contemporary use his likeness and name.

Connors, born Krekor Ohanian, claims he originally signed a contract for the series in 1966 that covered his first four seasons on the Desilu-produced show. It specifically granted the actor 10 percent of net profits and 10 percent in gross proceeds to use his image, subject to a 50 percent fee, according to the complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court.

An amendment to this contract in 1971 pushed Connors' share of the show's net profits up to 20 percent for the fifth through eighth seasons, he says.

Because Paramount Pictures and CBS Television Studios charged excessive and improper costs, however, and did not timely apply gross receipts, interest grew uncontrollably, Connors claims. Ultimately the studios only reported 20 percent of the gross receipts of DVD sales, according to the complaint.

Connors also says the studios sent him accounting statements that showed their increasing losses to justify not paying him and eventually stopped providing him with said statements until his accountant stepped in to request delivery.

After promising to submit their paperwork to Connors' accountant on a semiannual basis, the studios lapsed in their responsibilities, yet again, the 85-year-old Los Angelino says.

Though the cumulative net loss for the show following its final season in 1975 was $5.1 million, that figure stretches to more than $9 million today, even though it has brought in "significant revenue from syndication and other revenue-generating sources," the complaint also states.

Cumulative interest charged by the studios has ballooned to over $14 million from $2 million in 1975, according to the suit.

Connors says he does not know the precise amount he is owed because those monies can only be determined by an accounting of Paramount's books and records.

"Notwithstanding all of the hard work, time and effort put into the series, Mr. Connors has never received any profits on 'Mannix' in the ordinary course of participation accounting," according to the complaint. "Indeed, even as the series continues to generate revenue to this day from exploitation and DVD sales, it sinks deeper and deeper into debt."

The show, for which Connors received a Golden Globe Award in 1970 along with four Emmy nominations, starred Connors as private detective Joe Mannix and has been syndicated worldwide. The studios plan to release its fifth season on DVD in July and the remaining seasons thereafter.

Connors sued Paramount and CBS, seeking restitution, disgorgement and punitive damages, alleging fraud, breach of contract and unfair business practices. He is represented by Neville Johnson with Johnson & Johnson of Beverly Hills.

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/05/20/36717.htm

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I'm surprised no one has mentioned that Tom Selleck has a role on Mannix - 1975's season 8 (according to IMDB)....that gives me even more to look forward to when it is released!


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