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Mannix/Quartet for Blunt Instrument

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Quartet for Blunt Instrument
Season 8, Episode 19
Airdate February 23, 1975
Written by Shimon Wincelberg
Directed by Reza S. Badiyi
Produced by Ivan Goff and
Ben Roberts
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Quartet for Blunt Instrument is the nineteenth episode of the eighth season of Mannix, and the one hundred eighty-ninth episode overall.

Starring: Mike Connors (Joe Mannix)

with Gail Fisher (Peggy Fair) (credit only)

Guest Stars: Pippa Scott (Wanda Kerts), Katherine Justice (Holly Warlock), Albert Stratton (Sheriff Fielding), Thalmus Rasulala (Perry Riggs), Geoffrey Horne (Tony Stockwood), John Karlen (Hood #1), Paul Savior (Case Murcott), Brian Baker (Young Patrolman), Michael Masters (Hood #2)


Plot Overview

Shortly after Mannix picks up a hitchhiker on the highway, the man is arrested for killing his boss. The detective soon suspects that business partners of the dead man, an inventor, may be involved in the murder, and comes to suspect an unusual scenario--that the victim, allegedly killed by a blow to the head, may have committed suicide and the death made to look like murder.


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