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|Artist||Bain News Service|
|Desc||Australian Archbishop Daniel Mannix at an American baseball game at the Polo Grounds in New York|
|Released||16 September 1967|
|Ended||13 April 1975|
|Genre||television drama and detective fiction|
|Production company||Desilu Productions|
|Country of origin||United States of America|
|Number of episodes||194|
|Number of seasons||8|
Mannix: The Sleuth Who Broke the Mold
In 1967, television audiences were introduced to a new kind of detective: Joe Mannix, played by Mike Connors. Unlike the suave, sophisticated detectives of previous eras, Mannix was a tough, no-nonsense private investigator who didn't hesitate to get his hands dirty. He was a man of action, with a sharp mind and a quick wit, and he quickly became a fan favorite.
Created by Richard Levinson and William Link, the same team behind Columbo and Murder, She Wrote, Mannix was a groundbreaking show in many ways. It was one of the first shows to feature an African American in a prominent role (Gail Fisher as Mannix's secretary, Peggy), and it tackled issues like racism and drug addiction in a way that few other shows of the time did.
But what really set Mannix apart was its style. The show was filmed in a gritty, realistic style that was more reminiscent of a film noir than a typical TV show. The camera work was innovative, with handheld shots and unusual angles that gave the show a sense of urgency and immediacy.
Mannix was a hit with audiences and critics alike, earning four Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe for Connors. It ran for eight seasons, from 1967 to 1975, and remains a beloved classic of the detective genre.
- "Mannix" IMDb page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061266/
- "Mannix: The Complete Series" DVD set: https://www.amazon.com/Mannix-Complete-Mike-Connors/dp/B00L9OPJXO
- "Mannix: The Complete First Season" DVD set: https://www.amazon.com/Mannix-Complete-First-Season/dp/B0000C23I4
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