Mannix (1967–1975)
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Search for a Whisper 

Joe Mannix is hired by wealthy businessman Adam Langer to dig up enough dirt on a politician to destroy the man's career. At first Mannix is unwilling to take the job, until Langer explains... See full summary »


Arnold Laven


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




Episode cast overview:
Mike Connors ... Joe Mannix
Gail Fisher ... Peggy Fair
William Shatner ... Adam Langer
Susan Flannery ... Martha Langer
Yvonne Craig ... Ada Lee Hayes
Karen Carlson ... Jennifer Holt
Milton Selzer ... Albie
Noam Pitlik Noam Pitlik ... Eddie Hayes
Pat Renella Pat Renella ... Owney Thompson
Eddie Firestone ... Taylor
Phillip Pine ... Sobol
Ward Wood Ward Wood ... Lt. Art Malcolm
Alice Backes Alice Backes ... Mrs. Oliver
Leonard Bremen ... Mac


Joe Mannix is hired by wealthy businessman Adam Langer to dig up enough dirt on a politician to destroy the man's career. At first Mannix is unwilling to take the job, until Langer explains that that politician is himself -- that he wants to run for governor and needs to learn what a political opponent might be able to uncover. Mannix initially finds some mildly damaging information on Langer -- but becomes concerned as the witnesses he has interviewed start to meet violent deaths. Written by aldanoli

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Release Date:

18 February 1973 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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William Shatner and Yvonne Craig had earlier co-starred together in Star Trek: Whom Gods Destroy (1969). See more »


The position of the billiard balls changes between shots. See more »


[first lines]
Adam Langer: [walking out of an airplane] Jennifer, have the contracts on the Transpact deal typed and on my desk in the morning.
Jennifer Holt: Yes, sir.
Adam Langer: Mr. Mannix.
Joe Mannix: That's right.
Adam Langer: Good of you to come. This is Jennifer Holt, my secretary. Mr. Mannix.
Jennifer Holt: Hello. How do you do?
Joe Mannix: How do you do?
Jennifer Holt: You certainly don't look like what I thought a private eye would look like.
Joe Mannix: Well, if that's meant as a compliment, thank you.
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Remake of Mannix: Skid Marks on a Dry Run (1967) See more »

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A complete re-make from start to finish!
8 January 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In an unusual move to save money, this episode is an exact copy of a season 1 show! So, if you've seen "Skid Marks on a Dry Run", you've pretty much seen "Search for a Whisper" you might want to skip the remake.

When the show begins, a rich guy (William Shatner) approaches Mannix with a strange proposition. He wants Mannix to dig and dig and dig and see if he can find any dirt on a man. Mannix at first declines...this isn't the sort of stuff he is willing to do. However, when the guy tells him it's HIM, Mannix is intrigued. Apparently the rich guy is considering running for governor and wants to see what sort of things reporters and his enemies might find if they, too, look. Well, this idea certainly is ridiculous...and the viewer needs to suspend disbelief in order to watch what follows.

I scored the original "Mannix" episode a 9. Despite being far- fetched, it was exciting. This one is equally exciting...but hardly original so it loses a couple points.

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