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Ironside: Ironside

When San Francisco Chief of Detectives Robert Ironside is paralyzed by a shot from an unseen sniper, he convinces the Police Commissioner to appoint him a Special Consultant. After assembling a team to help him, Ironside sets out to solve his first case by bringing the sniper to justice.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x0
Airdate: Tuesday March 28th, 1967
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm
Special Runtime: 120 Minutes

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Guest Stars
Geraldine Brooks
As Honor Thompson
Kim Darby
As Ellen Wells
David Sheiner
As Doctor
Lilia Skala
As Sister Agatha
Antonio Fargas
As T.D. Harris
Wally Cox
As Scoutmaster

Co-Guest Stars
Gene Lyons
As Police Commissioner Randall
Eddie Firestone
As Wheels Montana
Joel Fabiani
As Dr. Schley
Ayllene Gibbons
As Baby Peggy Marvel

Bruce Garrick
As Billy Marting
Frances Stevenson
As Policewoman
Harry Basch
As unknown
Michael Romanoff
As Restaurant Owner
Ron Kelly
Stuart Margolin
As News Show Staff
Theodore Marcuse
As Bartender at Algiers Tavern
Tiny Tim
As Art House Performer
Main Cast
Raymond Burr
As Robert Ironside
Don Galloway
As Det. Sgt. Ed Brown
Barbara Anderson
As Eve Whitfield
Don Mitchell
As Mark Sanger
Episode Quotes
Ironside: Who shot me, damn it?
Sister Agatha: You hush now. They don't know who shot you.
Ironside: What day is it?
Sister Agatha: Thursday night.
Ironside: I was shot?
Sister Agatha: Tuesday night.
Ironside: They still don't know?
Sister Agatha: No.
Ironside: Damn it. What are we paying them for?

Ironside: Spit it out. Let me guess, my health insurance has run out and you need this room for a very rich man with the gout. (silence) I thought a conversation was supposed to be first on one side and then on the other. It's your turn.
Doctor: Mr. Ironside, I've been studying your X-rays and so has the orthopedist and so has the chief surgeon. Now you can go home in a week if you like.
Ironside: But what--I'm not going to last long? Is that it? How long? A month? This afternoon?
Doctor: You're not going to die, Mr. Ironside.
Ironside: Not ever? You hear that, Sister?
Doctor: Not from your wound, that is. But the bullet shattered a nerve junction in your spine.
Ironside: What does that mean?
Doctor: Well, neurologically speaking...
Ironside: Not neurologically speaking, English speaking.
Doctor: It means that there's no reason that you can't live a full and productive life. It means that when leave here, you can do anything you like, anything except walk.
Ironside: That all? Don't you two have anything else to do? All right, you've told me. I've had guys confess to murder quicker. What do you do when you have real bad news--bring in a flaming fiddler to play "Hearts and Flowers"?

Editor: Are you doing the Ironside wrap-up?
Reporter: Yup.
Editor: Forget it. He's fooled us again. Now they say he's going to live.

(at a press conference)
Eve: I'm on the force because I was a witness at a jewel robbery three years ago and Chief Ironside said that I had excellent powers of observation, "for a broad" he said.
Reporter: Then he told you to go to the Police Academy?
Eve: He did not. He told me not to. He said that police work would break my heart... excuse me.

(quoting Ironside)
Ed: "The only excuse for a policeman taking a day off is death - his own."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorCollier Young
ProducerCollier Young
MusicQuincy Jones
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
Costume DesignerGrady Hunt
HairstylistLarry Germain
Make-upBud Westmore
Set DecoratorAudrey A. Blasdel  |  John McCarthy, Jr.
Director of PhotographyJohn F. Warren
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Film EditorEdward W. Williams
SoundLyle Cain
Unit ManagerJohn Clarke Bowman
Stunt DoubleCarl Saxe
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
Color CoordinatorRobert Brower
Warning: Ironside season 1 episode 0 guide may contain spoilers
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