Mannix (1967–1975)
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The Girl in the Frame 

Wealthy art collector Calvin Norris, while visiting an artist friend, sees a woman modeling for a sculptor in the studio across the alley. Norris is shocked. The woman looks exactly like ... See full summary »


Barry Crane


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


Episode cast overview:
Mike Connors ... Joe Mannix
Joseph Campanella ... Lew Wickersham
Leslie Parrish ... Linda Marley
Paul Mantee ... Marcos
William Windom ... Calvin Norris
Michael Pataki ... Lang
Douglas Henderson Douglas Henderson ... Simms
Oscar Beregi Jr. ... Forger (as Oscar Beregi)
Martin Braddock Martin Braddock ... Parker
Ward Wood Ward Wood ... Lt. Collins
Sivi Aberg Sivi Aberg ... Pat
Arline Anderson Arline Anderson ... Petey's Model


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Wealthy art collector Calvin Norris, while visiting an artist friend, sees a woman modeling for a sculptor in the studio across the alley. Norris is shocked. The woman looks exactly like the subject of a Renoir painting he owns. He tries to get to the woman but she is gone before he can get to the sculptor's studio. Norris hires Mannix and Intertect to track the woman down. Norris is more interested in her than the possibility his painting is a forgery. Mannix, relying more on legwork than Intertect's computers, finds the woman, who, it turns out is really an artist and only models occasionally. It also turns out that Lang, the sculptor, is prone to violence. Mannix is convinced Linda is in danger and he's determined to crack the conspiracy. Written by Bill Koenig

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Ward Wood, who would go on to appear more than 50 times during the run of the series as "Lt. Art Malcolm," makes his debut in this episode. Ironically, although his character already is acquainted with Mannix, this is his only appearance playing a different character, albeit still a police officer ("Lt. Collins"). See more »


When Mannix refuses to let Linda Marley (Leslie Parrish) leave his house, he does allow her to make a telephone call. She threatens to call the police, and Mannix tells her that the nearest precinct's number is 555-1963. She only dials six numbers (corresponding to "555-196"). The police nevertheless show up in response to her call. See more »

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Another episode with a "Star Trek" tie-in...and you'll also get to see Mike Connors do a flying kick!
1 May 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Like so many previous episodes of "Mannix", you'll get to see a few actors in this one who also appeared on "Star Trek"--no surprise since both were made by the same studio. In this case, you have an art aficionado (William Wyndom) and a gorgeous model (Leslie Parrish).

"The Girl in the Frame" begins with the millionaire, Calvin Norris, looking through a telescope and seeing a woman modeling for an artist. The things that make him take particular notice is that he's amazed with her beauty and she has a beauty mark in the exact shape and location as in a Renoir painting he just bought! He now wonders if his painting is a fake and gets Intertech to investigate. However, you really get the impression (particularly at the end) that Norris just wants a chance to meet this lady! But, along the way there is murder, mayhem, a risqué scene that I am surprised got past the 1960s censors as well as Mike Connors himself delivering a really wicked flying kick to stop a would-be murderer! Heck, it's worth seeing the show just to see the kick--especially since it clearly IS Connors and not some stuntman! Exciting and enjoyable...and get a load of Mannix's final line--it's pretty funny!

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16 March 1968 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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