In the series debut, individualist private detective Joe Mannix is working at a corporate agency. Company rules dictate only one piece of paper on a desk at a time; Mannix's desk is cluttered. Despite Mannix's disdain for the rules, the head of the agency, Lew Wickersham also knows Mannix "is my best man." Mannix is sent to investigate a missing person's case. The client is a retired mobster, who first tests Mannix. The detective is told the missing person, the mobster's daughter, is kidnapped. Mannix will encounter much treachery before learning the true facts of the case.
Did You Know?
The helicopter (registration # N73959) seen during the opening credits and used during this episode is a Bell 47G-3B-1 serial #2830. The 47G is easily recognized in differing from its predecessors by its "saddle bag" style fuel tanks. See more
At about 31 minutes the helicopter is not running, but then started up and was able to take off in a very short time allowing the escape. In reality, it would take quite a bit more time for the main rotor blades to get up to the proper speed, and Mannix would have had plenty of time to catch the pilot before the helicopter was ready to take off. See more
Lew, we've been here before. I know you won't change the system. I know I won't change the system. It's logical. Can me.
You're my best man!
I know you know!