Mannix (1967–1975)
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A Game of Shadows 

The head of an electronics firm arrives home to find his wife drowned at the bottom of their pool, just as one of his rising young associates flees the scene. It looks like an open-and-shut... See full summary »


Gerald Mayer


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
Meg Foster ... Sheila Linley
Paul Stevens ... Vernon Olson
Natalie Schafer ... Bunny Mason
Alan Bergmann Alan Bergmann ... Jerry Vane
Jack Ging ... Lt. Dan Ives
Warner Anderson ... Professor Thompson
Kenneth Tobey ... Sheriff
Adam Williams ... George Henderson
Marta Kristen ... Aileen
William Gray Espy William Gray Espy ... Gordon Cameron
Owen Bush Owen Bush ... Charlie Ross
William H. Burton Jr. William H. Burton Jr. ... Harper (as Bill Burton)


The head of an electronics firm arrives home to find his wife drowned at the bottom of their pool, just as one of his rising young associates flees the scene. It looks like an open-and-shut case to the police, but the missing man's girlfriend insists that he is innocent, and asks Mannix to find the man and assist him. Mannix reluctantly takes the case, but the mystery soon deepens as Mannix discovers that the man may have had other identities -- and secrets aplenty in his past. Written by aldanoli

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Release Date:

24 December 1972 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Joe Mannix: [Aileen is searching through a drawer for Gordon Cameron's file] Something wrong?
Aileen: It's gone.
Joe Mannix: Are you sure?
Aileen: Yes.
Joe Mannix: Who else has access to these files?
Aileen: I'm the only one, really. The security office has duplicate keys, I suppose.
Joe Mannix: Are they, uh, normally kept locked?
Aileen: Only at night when I leave. He certainly did cover his tracks, didn't he?
Joe Mannix: We don't know that he took the file.
Aileen: What are you hoping to do, Mr. Mannix? Prove that Gordon Cameron didn't kill Mrs. Olson?
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Enough plot for 3 Mannixes, but good
12 April 2018 | by dburton2See all my reviews

Quite a convoluted plot in this one. Some 70s detective show episodes are formulaic to the point that you can guess whodunit and why -- this one I couldn't guess, even when I was watching it for the second time in a little over a year. Some Mannix cliches -- he gets bonked on the head; there's a couple of shootouts -- but overall enjoyable due to the fast pace and all the twist and turns. I especially liked one scene where one character when confronted by their misdeeds fell apart like a wet newspaper -- not sure why I liked it, except it was unexpected and realistic (not everyone is a tough guy). Another plus is the many familiar faces -- Natalie Schafer from Gilligan's Island, Marta Kristen from Lost in Space, Kenneth Tobey from The Thing From Another World, Meg Foster, and a slew of "That Guy"s.

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