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Ironside: Little Jerry Jessup

The only witness to a woman's murder is her 13-year-old son, Jerry Jessup. However, he refuses to cooperate with Ironside because the Chief was responsible for his father Marty going to prison.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x22
Airdate: Thursday March 12th, 1970

Director: Don Weis
Writer: Sy Salkowitz

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Special Guest Stars
Nancy Malone
As Lydia Zorin

Guest Stars
William Shatner
As Marty Jessup

Co-Guest Stars
Michael Bell (1)
As Al Carter
Kenneth Tobey
As Lt. Reynolds
Rita Conde
As Mrs. Mendares
Byron Bradley
As Officer Bolton
Mitch Vogel
As Jerry Jessup
Rodolfo Hoyos, Jr.
As Mr. Mendares (as Rodolfo Hoyos)
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
Mark: What are you so uptight about? Jerry, we're just trying to help.
Jerry Jessup: Why are you a cop?
Mark: I'm not a cop. I just work for the man.
Jerry Jessup: Maybe you don't have a badge or a gun, but you're still a cop.
Mark: Now how can you tell that?
Jerry Jessup: If someone was in trouble, which side would you be on? Cops or robbers?
Mark: Whoever is right, only I don't call it cops and robbers.
Jerry Jessup: What do you call it?
Mark: Cops and robbers is a game that little kids play or that you see in the movies, but in real life, Jerry, it's right and wrong.
Jerry Jessup: I don't like you.
Mark: Oh yes you do, you're just trying hard not to.

Ironside: Al got away. We figure he slipped our roadblocks, got out of town. Now, if he's back, where would he be?
Jerry Jessup: You're not going to tell, are you?
Marty Jessup: Listen, Jerry, I was out of work and your mom was sick and this guy Al came to me with a--with a proposition. And when you're worried about your family sometimes you don't think straight, I'm thinking straight now.
Jerry Jessup: But telling...
Marty Jessup: If I knew where Al Carter was, I'd tell them in a moment. I'd keep him away from some other father who has a son.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorCollier Young
Executive ProducerCy Chermak
ProducerDouglas Benton
Music SupervisorStanley Wilson
HairstylistLarry Germain
Make-upBud Westmore
Set DecoratorMickey S. Michaels  |  John McCarthy, Jr.
Director of PhotographyBud Thackery
Story EditorAlbert Aley
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Music ScoreOliver Nelson
Film EditorEdward W. Williams
SoundFrank H. Wilkinson
Assistant DirectorChristian I. Nyby, II
Production ExecutiveRobert Benevides
Unit ManagerWilbur E. Mosier
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
CostumesGrady Hunt
Color CoordinatorRobert Brower
Theme MusicQuincy Jones
Warning: Ironside season 3 episode 22 guide may contain spoilers
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