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Ironside: Why the Tuesday Afternoon Bridge Club Met on Thursday

Ironside is embarrassed by an elderly aunt who becomes an amateur detective when a card-playing friend disappears.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x15
Airdate: Thursday January 23rd, 1969

Director: Don McDougall
Writer: Irve Tunick

Guest Stars
Jessie Royce LandisJessie Royce Landis
As Victoria Ironside
Arthur OArthur O'Connell
As Harvey McPhee
Gail KobeGail Kobe
As Val Singleton

Co-Guest Stars
Lenore ShanewiseLenore Shanewise
As Gladys Prescott
Gene LyonsGene Lyons
As The Commissioner (Commissioner Dennis Randall)
Bill Quinn (1)Bill Quinn (1)
As Medical Examiner
Barry CahillBarry Cahill
As Sgt. Miller
John CliffJohn Cliff
As Police Sergeant
Ellen CorbyEllen Corby
As Agnes Fairchild
Linda WatkinsLinda Watkins
As Bessie Montague
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
Ed: Chief, how far do you want to go with this? You know the way women are, your aunt could have bollixed up the story somehow.
Ironside: Aunt Victoria doesn't bollix! She's sharper than any woman I know. And when she smells a rat, I dust off the traps.

Victoria Ironside: Something, someone, interrupted her and she never returned to finish the entry. Who interrupted her? Harvey McPhee. When? 5:45, July 14th. Where? Right in that house. There's your proof of murder. Now I must get on.

Victoria Ironside: Robert, you're not giving up the case?
Ironside: That's the trouble, I can't. I'm getting hooked on it myself. But you are not to interfere. I don't want you or the ladies of the Tuesday Afternoon Bridge Club mixed up in this. Now you do understand?
Victoria Ironside: Oh, of course.
Ironside: Keep your eyes and ears open, but that's all. Let the other genius in the family handle it, right?
Victoria Ironside: Right.
Ironside: Right.

Victoria Ironside: Robert.
Ironside: What are you doing here, Aunt Victoria? Didn't we discuss not interfering?
Victoria Ironside: I called, but you'd left. The operator said you were coming here. Robert, Agnes saw them leave.
Agnes Fairchild: Together, both of them.
Victoria Ironside: McPhee and Val.
Agnes Fairchild: She didn't fool me, not for a minute.
Ironside: And Val was dressed as a boy.
Victoria Ironside: How did...?
Ironside: Genius. Runs in the family. All right, McPhee and the girl are gone. Now, go you and do likewise.
Victoria Ironside: Robert.
Ironside: Home. Immediately. Get inside. Lock the doors. Stay put. Pfft. Disappear.
Victoria Ironside: His mother was Welsh.

Victoria Ironside: Naturally, I take special pride in bestowing this honor upon someone so dear to me, so close to me as my own dear nephew, Chief Robert Ironside. (applause) Robert, I'd like to read the inscription on this lovely trophy. "To Robert Ironside, who plays the game with courage, imagination, and intelligence, our champion. From the ladies of the Tuesday Afternoon Bridge Club."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorCollier Young
Executive ProducerCy Chermak
ProducerDouglas Benton
Associate ProducerJeannot Szwarc
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistLarry Germain
Make-upBud Westmore
Set DecoratorJohn McCarthy, Jr.  |  Joseph Reith
Director of PhotographyBud Thackery
Story EditorAlbert Aley
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Music ScoreBenny Carter
Film EditorEdward W. Williams
SoundEarl Crain, Jr.
Assistant DirectorGene Law
Production ExecutiveLeonard H. White
Unit ManagerWilbur E. Mosier
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
CostumesGrady Hunt
Color CoordinatorRobert Brower
Theme MusicQuincy Jones
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