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Ironside: A Drug on the Market

An attractive widow hears mysterious voices threatening her life and her family tells Ironside she is hallucinating.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x21
Airdate: Thursday March 06th, 1969

Guest Stars
Fred BeirFred Beir
As Dr. Braven
Ray DantonRay Danton
As Avery Corman
Victoria ShawVictoria Shaw
As Judith Corman
Betsy Jones-MorelandBetsy Jones-Moreland
As Karen Martin

Co-Guest Stars
Alan CaillouAlan Caillou
As Howard Geary
Johnny SilverJohnny Silver
As Israel Sanchez
Nick DennisNick Dennis
As George Zuppas
Issa ArnalIssa Arnal
As Alise Asher
George JacobsGeorge Jacobs
As Police Officer
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


Widow Karen Martin (Jones-Moreland), terrified by threats against her life in phone calls and by mysterious voices heard through her daily life, asks Ironside (Burr) for help. Her sister-in-law (Shaw) indicates to Ironside she fears Karen may be losing her mind because she suspects her brother (Danton) of attempting to market an imperfectly tested drug. The brother’s assistant (Beir) insists the accusations are groundless and Ironside begins to agree with their suspicions of Karen until she becomes the number one suspect in a slaying. ..

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Episode Quotes
Ironside: Tell me, what's new and exciting?
Karen Martin: Such as?
Ironside: Well, when a very attractive and very wealthy young widow is asked that question, it usually means men. In this case it means exactly that.
Karen Martin: Your subtlety dazzles me.
Ironside: Subtlety closes on Monday.
Karen Martin: No, no. That was, ah, satire closes Monday.
Ironside: Don't evade the issue. Who're you dating?
Karen Martin: Oh, well, you're the last person I'd tell. You'd run a security check on him.

Ironside: When I was a rookie, one of the old pros in the bunco squad gave me a piece of advice. He said that every crime is like an accountant's balance sheet. One side is gain, the other side loss. You always look closest at those who stood to profit the most from the crime.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorCollier Young
Associate ProducerJeannot Szwarc
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistLarry Germain
Make-upBud Westmore
Set DecoratorJoseph Reith  |  John McCarthy, Jr.
Director of PhotographyBud Thackery
Story EditorAlbert Aley
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Music ScoreOliver Nelson
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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