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Ironside: Something for Nothing

Singer Tommy Cusack made the mistake of borrowing money from racketeer Roy Faber, whom the SFPD has been trying to put away for nearly a decade. Faber knows Cusack can't afford to pay so he sends his lackey Luther Zahn to extract a favor: Cusack's help with a bank robbery. Ironside correctly guesses the nature of the crime Faber's men plan and prevents it. Now Cusack's in a fix. Faber blackballs him from the city's clubs, then sends men to beat him. But Faber's in a fix, too. Cusack knows enough to put him away, if he'll testify. Trouble is, people who testify against Faber seem to develop health and memory problems...

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x22
Airdate: Thursday February 22nd, 1968

Guest Stars
Susan Saint JamesSusan Saint James
As Verna Cusack
James FarentinoJames Farentino
As Tommy Cusack
Jan MerlinJan Merlin
As Luther Zahn

Co-Guest Stars
Paul ManteePaul Mantee
As Asst. D.A. Corey
Leonard StoneLeonard Stone
As Hermann
Vincent GardeniaVincent Gardenia
As Roy Faber
Laurie MainLaurie Main
As Harris
Main Cast
Raymond BurrRaymond Burr
As Robert Ironside
Don GallowayDon Galloway
As Det. Sgt. Ed Brown
Barbara AndersonBarbara Anderson
As Eve Whitfield
Don MitchellDon Mitchell
As Mark Sanger
Episode Quotes
Ironside: Mr. Faber, as in Mr. Drugs, as in Mr. Money Shark. Always in the background; delusions of invisibility. Calls himself Mr. Faber. The best lawyers, the most perfect alibis. Yes, I'm interested, Verna. I've lived with the smell of Mr. Faber for eight long years, and it is a smell. Yes, I'm very interested.

Tommy Cusack: Verna's a worrier. I gamble, she worries. I owe a man a few dollars, that's all.
Ironside: What man?
Tommy Cusack: A friend. A man who lent me the money.
Ironside: Mr. Faber doesn't have friends. Mr. Faber has possessions. Are you a possession, Tommy?

Ironside: If you think you can lie to me you're foolish. If you think you can lie to yourself, you're stupid.

Tommy Cusack: That's good chili.
Ironside: Only food fit for man - contains all the proper vitamins and minerals.

Ironside: You've got more brass than the whole Pentagon. You're offering him a bribe right in front of me.
Roy Faber: Prove it! I pay for the best legal talent in the country, and I get it! Tommy... I won't go to jail. So don't throw your career and marriage away in a useless attack on me.
Ironside: You're very cool and you're very frightened.
Roy Faber: Of you? The famous Ironside? Look at him, Tommy. There's your reward for years of dedication to the law... a cripple.
Ironside: Only on the outside, Faber. Not on the inside where it's ugly.

(after the case is solved)
Eve: Well, this calls for a celebration - meatballs!
Ironside: No, Eve.
Eve: Meatballs and chili. Lots and lots of good hot chili.
Ironside: Well, I guess just this one time.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorCollier Young
Executive ProducerCollier Young
ProducerJames Duff McAdams (1)
Associate ProducerJeannot Szwarc
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistLarry Germain
Make-upBud Westmore
Set DecoratorJoseph Reith  |  John McCarthy, Jr.
Director of PhotographyRay Flin
Art DirectorLawrence Gandy
Film EditorSam E. Waxman
SoundDavid H. Moriarty
Assistant DirectorRonald R. Rondell
Production ExecutiveLeonard H. White
Unit ManagerGeorge Lollier
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
CostumesGrady Hunt
Color CoordinatorRobert Brower
Theme MusicQuincy Jones
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