Mannix (1967–1975)
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Odds Against Donald Jordan 

Mannix is hired to find Donald Jordan, a missing compulsive gambler. Mannix gets differing stories from Jordan's sister, wife and business partner. Then, he finds Jordan, who claims not to ... See full summary »

Director:

Stuart Hagmann

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Mike Connors ... Joe Mannix
Gail Fisher ... Peggy Fair
James Olson ... Donald Jordan
Nan Martin ... Frances Jordan
Paul Winfield ... Walter Lucas
Susan Oliver ... Linda Jordan
Joe Mantell ... Albie Loos
King Moody King Moody ... O'Keefe
George Fisher ... Arnie
Lee Faulkner Lee Faulkner ... Hank
Barbara Boles Barbara Boles ... Casey
Timothy Carey ... Moose Rasmussen
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Mannix is hired to find Donald Jordan, a missing compulsive gambler. Mannix gets differing stories from Jordan's sister, wife and business partner. Then, he finds Jordan, who claims not to be in trouble. However, Jordan is being pursued by loan sharks. The detective not only seeks to establish the truth but also confronts those closest to Jordan, who have been enabling the gambling addict. Written by Bill Koenig

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1969 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Joe Mannix: Hello, Moose.
Rasmussen: [Lifts his sunglasses] Mannix! How ya doin', dad?
Joe Mannix: I thought you gave this all up to become a flower child.
Rasmussen: Oh, I did, I did, but I gotta work to be able to afford to do nothing, dig?
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Mannix plays social worker....yecch!
25 July 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The Odds Against Donald Jordan" is a pretty bad episode of "Mannix". The worst part, by far, is the ending--but the rest of it isn't up to the series' usual high standards.

The show begins with a man's sister paying Mannix to locate him. She's convinced SOMETHING bad has happened. However, no one seems to be giving Mannix a straight answer--and that's a HUGE problem with the film. EVERYONE lies to him and everyone bounces back and forth--seeming like a villain and like a friend to the missing guy (James Olson). This seemed really weak to me and NO ONE acted consistently during the show. But the ending was much worse. Instead of there being any crime (THERE IS NONE!!), Mannix talks to everyone like a social worker and they all chuckle and the episode ends! Aside from a nice guest performance by Joe Mantell, I just can't see much to like about this poorly written outing. Easy to skip. However, please don't think this show is indicative of the quality of the show--this is just a very weak outing, that is all.


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