Mannix (1967–1975)
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Last Rites for Miss Emma 

Mannix is hired to find a shipment of morphine -- "Miss Emma" -- stolen from a pharmaceutical firm. Peggy takes on a more active role than usual in trying to solve the morphine theft. Peggy... See full summary »

Director:

Barry Crane

Writers:

Richard Levinson (created by), William Link (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Mike Connors ... Joe Mannix
Gail Fisher ... Peggy Fair
Robert Hooks ... Floyd Brown
Ron Randell ... George Maple
Dabbs Greer ... Mr. Coombs
Rhys Williams ... Doctor
Paulene Myers ... Mrs. Johnson
John Alderson John Alderson ... Sam Tallis
Mark Stewart Mark Stewart ... Toby Fair
Scott Hale Scott Hale ... Harrell
Pepper Martin ... Virgil
Julian Burton ... Chemist
Walter Mathews ... Lester Parks
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Mannix is hired to find a shipment of morphine -- "Miss Emma" -- stolen from a pharmaceutical firm. Peggy takes on a more active role than usual in trying to solve the morphine theft. Peggy also finds herself strongly attracted to Floyd Brown, a handsome black man who unsuccessfully tried to stop the morphine thieves, getting himself shot in the process. Written by aldanoli

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1969 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Peggy says she thinks of her six-year-old son Toby as "more like a Senator Brooke," a reference to Edward Brooke (1919-2015), who in 1966 was the first black man to win a popular election to the United States Senate. Brooke, a Republican from Massachusetts, served two terms in the Senate before being unseated in 1978 by Paul Tsongas. See more »

Quotes

Joe Mannix: [Answering the phone] Mannix.
Peggy Fair: Joe? I know how how I got the blue paint.
Joe Mannix: Blue paint?
Peggy Fair: On my jacket. It came from the panel truck parked next to your car at the airport.
Joe Mannix: Peggy, why don't you just send them the cleaning bill, huh? I'm busy.
Peggy Fair: And I'm serious. I think the morphine is in that truck. I got a whole theory about it.
Joe Mannix: And my theory is, Peggy, that secretaries should concentrate on the telephone and the typewriter. Now, goodbye.
[Click]
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A good episode BUT they sure made Peggy behave uncharacteristically stupid.
26 July 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Last Rites for Miss Emma" is a very good episode and it would have earned an 8 or even 9 if they'd written Peggy's part better. However, uncharacteristically, she behaves a bit foolishly in this one--which makes little sense because she's usually so wise.

The show begins with a group of thugs robbing a shipment of morphine from a warehouse. In the process of trying to stop the robbery, one of the employees, Floyd Brown (Robert Hooks), is shot. The gunshot wound wasn't horrible and he quickly recovers. In the process of the investigation, Peggy (Mannix's secretary) falls for Brown--and it's no surprise, as he's single, handsome and folks say he's a hero for trying to stop the robbery. Naturally, the insurance company covering the company hires Mannix to investigate and he comes up with some very interesting conclusions. I'd say more, but just don't want to spoil things. Suffice to say that aside from Peggy acting dumb, the show is quite original and exciting.

By the way, when Floyd Brown meets Peggy's young son, he says "...he's another O.J. Simpson...". At the time, this certainly was made as a complement--now it just seems very ironic.


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