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Ironside: Desperate Encounter

Ironside suspects the death of an elderly hermit is murder and determines to solve it at the risk of his own life.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x5
Airdate: Thursday October 24th, 1968

Director: Richard Colla
Writer: Donn Mullally

Guest Stars
Tom SimcoxTom Simcox
As George Huff
Ron HayesRon Hayes
As Marshal Douglas
Gene RaymondGene Raymond
As Charles Huff
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


When Franklin, a hermit, fails to greet him on a visit to the High Sierra mountain country, Ironside (Burr) tells his aide, Sanger (Mitchell), that he is convinced the old man has met with foul play. The strange behaviour of the marshal (Hayes) of Gold Strike, Calif., and of wealthy landowner Huff (Raymond) and his son (Simcox) convinces Ironside that the hermit was blocking some greedy plan of the three men. Before he can confirm his suspicions, Ironside is kidnapped by Huff and Sanger is set up by the local lawmen to take the blame for the disappearance...

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Episode Quotes
Ironside: What's going on here?
Eve: We thought you might like a little something to take along on your trip.
Ironside: Eve, I'm not driving to Outer Mongolia. I'm only going to the High Sierras. There are eating places all along the way.
Eve: But think of the time you'll save not having to stop.
Ironside: How much longer is it going to take you to save me all this time?
Eve: Just a few more minutes.

Eve: Tell the Chief it's very quiet here, Mark. I just talked to Ed on the phone and he suggested we mix up a small crime wave so the Commissioner will miss the Chief.
Mark: I'll pass it along, Eve.

Ironside: How we doing, Mark?
Mark: If you're looking for an easy buck, bet on this road to wipe us out.
Ironside: Forest Ranger said it was no freeway.
Mark: I call that honesty in government.

Eve: Chief, whatever happened to that dream vacation you were talking about for weeks?
Ed: Yeah, that's right, Chief. You were going to break with the old routine, escape from the Hall of Justice rat race, breathe clean country air, talk to some uncomplicated, nice people for a change. What happened?
Ironside: Good question. When I think of an answer worthy of it, you'll be the first to know.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorCollier Young
Executive ProducerCy Chermak
Associate ProducerJeannot Szwarc
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistLarry Germain
Make-upBud Westmore
Set DecoratorJoseph Reith  |  John McCarthy, Jr.
Director of PhotographyBud Thackery
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Music ScoreOliver Nelson
Film EditorBuddy Small
SoundEarl Crain, Jr.
Assistant DirectorJames M. Walters Jr.
Production ExecutiveLeonard H. White
Unit ManagerWilbur E. Mosier
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
CostumesGrady Hunt
Color CoordinatorRobert Brower
Theme MusicQuincy Jones
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