The BEST episodes of Mannix

Every episode of Mannix ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Mannix!

Tough, no-nonsense private eye Joe Mannix investigates in this tense and violent detective series. Originally employed by an ultra-computerized organization, he later set up his own shop. But mayhem always predominated.

Last Updated: 1/18/2023Network:CBS
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The Inside Man
star
9.14
7 votes

#1 - The Inside Man

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/22/1972

Undercover in New Orleans.

Directors: Paul Krasny
The Crime That Wasn't
star
9.00
11 votes

#2 - The Crime That Wasn't

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/30/1971

Threats prevent the discovery of a murder.

Directors: Barry Crane
Writer: Dan Ullman
Picture of a Shadow
star
9.00
10 votes

#3 - Picture of a Shadow

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/24/1974

Mannix takes the case of a muder victim in a photograph.

Directors: Harry Harvey Jr.
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A Small Favor for an Old Friend
star
8.91
11 votes

#4 - A Small Favor for an Old Friend

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/10/1974

Old friend dies on a mob run, they suspect Mannix.

Directors: Paul Krasny
Little Girl Lost
star
8.86
7 votes

#5 - Little Girl Lost

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/7/1973

Mannix tries to solve the murder of a newspaper columnist, and finds himself dealing the deceast's deranged daughter. She was an eyewitness to the crime but when Mannix tries to get information from her, he plays psychotherapist to get the facts from her.

Directors: Marvin Chomsky
A Night Full of Darkness
star
8.78
9 votes

#6 - A Night Full of Darkness

Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/27/1974

A double set-up puts Lt. Malcolm behind bars.

The Green Man
star
8.70
10 votes

#7 - The Green Man

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/20/1974

A Leonardo, a forger of currency, is sought by practically everybody.

Directors: Reza Badiyi
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To Cage a Seagull
star
8.67
12 votes

#8 - To Cage a Seagull

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/21/1970

A Nazi Party figure turns up in the routine investigation of a helicopter crash.

Directors: Paul Krasny
Writer: Ed Waters
Search in the Dark
star
8.67
9 votes

#9 - Search in the Dark

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/25/1973

Mannix tracks down stolen jewels also wanted by a blind hood.

Directors: Arnold Laven
To Kill a Writer
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8.67
18 votes

#10 - To Kill a Writer

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/9/1968

An unsolved murder and an author with enemies.

Directors: Charles Rondeau
Only One Death to a Customer
star
8.58
12 votes

#11 - Only One Death to a Customer

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/14/1970

Mannix has an enemy who seems to be dead.

To the Swiftest, Death
star
8.57
23 votes

#12 - To the Swiftest, Death

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/19/1968

Mannix enters a race in which a driver is killed.

Directors: Sutton Roley
A Choice of Victims
star
8.56
9 votes

#13 - A Choice of Victims

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/22/1974

A Hollywood murder may have been a mistake.

Directors: Harry Harvey Jr.
A Puzzle for One
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8.56
9 votes

#14 - A Puzzle for One

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/26/1972

A colleague's murder leaves an open casebook.

Directors: Jeffrey Hayden
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Enter Tami Okada
star
8.55
11 votes

#15 - Enter Tami Okada

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/17/1974

Japanese consular matters entail a private eye and Mannix's cooperation

Directors: Paul Krasny
Woman in the Shadows
star
8.42
12 votes

#16 - Woman in the Shadows

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/13/1971

Soviet agents want Marx's manuscript of Das Kapital, and a young woman has just inherited part of it.

Directors: Paul Krasny
Writer: Karl Tunberg
Game Plan
star
8.42
12 votes

#17 - Game Plan

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/29/1974

A kidnapper's ransom note calls for plunging in a card game.

Directors: Arnold Laven
Deadfall (1)
star
8.25
20 votes

#18 - Deadfall (1)

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/20/1968

The strong friendship between Lew Wickersham and Mannix melts into a violent and deathly feud. The bitter battle begins when Mannix launches an investigation into the theft of a highly secret formula for the development of a laser ray. Stolen plans and sabotage involve Intertect and their agents.

Directors: Leonard J. Horn
The Dark Hours
star
8.25
8 votes

#19 - The Dark Hours

Season 7 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/20/1974

In possession of a piece of evidence, Mannix is shot and left for dead.

Directors: Paul Krasny
Climb a Deadly Mountain
star
8.25
8 votes

#20 - Climb a Deadly Mountain

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/30/1973

An escaped convict saves Mannix's life.

Directors: Arnold Laven
Lost Sunday
star
8.22
9 votes

#21 - Lost Sunday

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/3/1972

Exposing a cover-up puts Mannix in hot water.

Directors: Reza Badiyi
Writer: Ellis Marcus
The Empty Tower
star
8.22
9 votes

#22 - The Empty Tower

Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/16/1975

A skyscraper burglary leavs Mannix and a pal in a fix.

Directors: Bill Bixby
Portrait in Blues
star
8.20
10 votes

#23 - Portrait in Blues

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/22/1974

A pair of musicians are performing their act when one of them is almost electrocuted. Mannix is hired to look into the matter.

Directors: Alf Kjellin
Sing a Song of Murder
star
8.20
10 votes

#24 - Sing a Song of Murder

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/11/1973

An opera diva emerges from retirement and is met with inexplicable attempts on her life.

Directors: Arnold Laven
Desert Run
star
8.20
5 votes

#25 - Desert Run

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/21/1973

A search inquiry proves hazardous, and Mannix finds his client is a ringer.

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