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Ironside: Murder Impromptu

Ironside and his date are present during an on-stage murder at an improv comedy show, and the Chief finds himself with any number of suspects among the cast and crew.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x9
Airdate: Tuesday November 02nd, 1971

Director: Don Weis
Story: Max Hodge, John McGreevey
Teleplay: Max Hodge

Guest Stars
Roddy McDowallRoddy McDowall
As Jamie Shannon
Barbara HaleBarbara Hale
As Marsha Connell
Anne ArcherAnne Archer
As Myra St. John
Joey FormanJoey Forman
As Lennie Blake

Co-Guest Stars
Michael Bell (1)Michael Bell (1)
As Seamus Brennan
Bob HastingsBob Hastings
As Mort Green
Harry HickoxHarry Hickox
As Harry Arturburn
Barry CahillBarry Cahill
As Coroner
Dennis McCarthyDennis McCarthy
As Ralph Tracy
Elaine GiftosElaine Giftos
As Stephie Parker
Kathy KelsonKathy Kelson
As Rosemary
Heather MccoyHeather Mccoy
As Heather
Main Cast
Raymond BurrRaymond Burr
As Robert Ironside
Don GallowayDon Galloway
As Det. Sgt. Ed Brown
Don MitchellDon Mitchell
As Mark Sanger
Elizabeth BaurElizabeth Baur
As Fran Belding
Episode Quotes
Fran: Still nothing on Leo Holt. But I hit pay dirt on Myra St. John. She and Lennie Blake were married on September 13, 1965, under her real name. Six Brannick.
Mark: Six? Number six?
Fran: Right.
Mark: You got to be kidding.
Fran: No. Her mother thought that six was a lucky number so named her Six. Only the county clerk put it on her birth certificate in Roman numerals.
Ironside: V I.
Mark: Vi.
Fran: And that's what Lennie was saying when he died--Vi.

Myra St. John: When's your birthday?
Ed: July 27th.
Myra St. John: Oh, Leo. Signs are right for us, you know?
Ed: No, I didn't know.

Myra St. John: Until he decided that writing was his bag, not acting.
Ed: Is he a good writer?
Myra St. John: Who knows? No one ever read what he wrote, so he started taking trips.
Ed: Airplane, boat, or drugs?
Myra St. John: What do you think?

Ironside: Jamie mentioned another name during that rehearsal to day. Do you remember, Mark?
Mark: No, I don't. (Ironside writes "Gale Rink" on the chalkboard) Oh, that name. (Ironside writes "King Lear" below it) King Lear?
Fran: Shakespeare's?
Mark: Is there another one?
Ed: I flunked Anagrams One.
Ironside: Well, try Anagrams Two. See what you can make out of "Leo Holt."
Ed: L-E-O-H-O-L-T. L-E-O... Othello.
Fran: I still don't get it, Chief. Was Jamie trying to tell us that jealousy was the motive for Lennie's murder?

Other Episode Crew

CreatorCollier Young
Executive ProducerCy Chermak
ProducerAlbert Aley
Associate ProducerJay Benson
Set DecoratorJames M. Walters, Sr.
Director of PhotographyBud Thackery
Story EditorAlbert Aley
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Music ScoreOliver Nelson
Film EditorBuddy Small
SoundFrank H. Wilkinson
Assistant DirectorJames A. Westman
Production ExecutiveRobert Benevides
Unit ManagerWilbur E. Mosier
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
CostumesGrady Hunt
Theme MusicQuincy Jones
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