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Ironside: Friend or Foe (aka For the Love of God)

Lt. Reese's partner Don Borden turns up dead and ends up implicated in a drug theft from the police evidence locker. The DA is ready to go after Reese as an accessory, and the Chief tries to clear his friend.

Episode Info
Episode number: 7x14
Airdate: Thursday January 03rd, 1974

Guest Stars
Johnny SevenJohnny Seven
As Lt. Carl Reese

Co-Guest Stars
Gene LyonsGene Lyons
As Commissioner Randall (Dennis Randall)
Jean AllisonJean Allison
As Helen Borden
Kenneth OKenneth O'Brien
As Tommy
Byron MorrowByron Morrow
As Delaney
Sandy WardSandy Ward
As Sgt. Borden
Al CheccoAl Checco
As Farrell
Jack GrimesJack Grimes
As Jimmy Slick
Borah SilverBorah Silver
As Officer Smith
Lew PalterLew Palter
As Tony the Bartender
Harvey FisherHarvey Fisher
As Officer Mannings
Clyde KusatsuClyde Kusatsu
As Parking Attendant
Russ MartinRuss Martin
As Car Salesman
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: It all checks out, Chief. Sgt. Borden put ten percent of his salary into blue chip stocks every since the day he was married. That's a tab running of his holdings to date.
Ironside: Cash three thousand.
Fran: Well, according to Mr. Hamilton the Sergeant wanted to liquidate, pay off his mortgage, buy the cabin he was renting in Tahoe, just clear the debts for his retirement. The three thousand dollars was just an advance. He wanted to buy something right away.
Ironside: The boat.
Mark: Still leaves five hundred.
Ironside: He might have wanted to buy his wife a present.
Fran: Well, for a man who started out as a beat cop, he certainly knew how to make money grow.
Ironside: You had the same start. "Go thou and do likewise".

Lt. Carl Reese: Helen, did he talk about his cases with you?
Helen Borden: Sometimes.
Lt. Carl Reese: The Delaney case.
Helen Borden: He was very proud of that one.
Lt. Carl Reese: The heroin has disappeared.
Helen Borden: Disappeared? You mean you lost it?
Lt. Carl Reese: Stolen.
Helen Borden: Oh, I'm sorry, you worked so hard on that.
Lt. Carl Reese: Helen, now I want you to listen because I've got to ask you these questions, try and understand.
Helen Borden: Carl, is something wrong?
Lt. Carl Reese: Did Don ever talk to you of money?
Helen Borden: Money?
Lt. Carl Reese: How fixed you were, how much cash you had in the bank, things like that?
Helen Borden: No, he--he always took care of things like that himself.
Lt. Carl Reese: You don't know anything?
Helen Borden: No. Car,l why are you...?
Lt. Carl Reese: Yesterday he bought a boat.
Helen Borden: A boat?
Lt. Carl Reese: You didn't know. He paid $2,500 for it. All cash.
Helen Borden: He always wanted a boat. He always talked about how after he retired, he'd spend the rest of his life sailing and... Carl, what are you getting at?
Lt. Carl Reese: The heroin disappeared between the time Don picked it up in the property room and gave it to me in the courtroom.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorCollier Young
Executive ProducerCy Chermak
ProducerAlbert Aley
Music SupervisorHal Mooney
Set DecoratorJoseph J. Stone
Director of PhotographyBud Thackery
Story EditorNorman Jolley
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Film EditorEdward W. Williams
SoundFrank H. Wilkinson
Assistant DirectorTom Blank
Production ExecutiveRobert Benevides
Unit ManagerWilbur E. Mosier
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
CostumesGrady Hunt
Theme MusicQuincy Jones
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