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Ironside: The Hidden Man

Air Force pilot Mike Doyle returns home and Ironside tells him that his father, a SFPD cop, was killed by a mobster. Mike catches a glimpse of his father at the airport and sets out to confirm if he's dead, only to discover that the mobster plans to make sure that his father is dead.

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x11
Airdate: Thursday November 29th, 1973

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Special Guest Stars
James Gregory
As Tony Hudson

Guest Stars
Cliff Potts
As Mike Doyle
Harold Stone
As Babe Alden (as Harold J. Stone)
Warren J. Kemmerling
As Jack Doyle (as Warren Kemmerling)
Zalman King
As Stanley

Co-Guest Stars
Gene Lyons
As Commissioner Randall (Dennis Randall)
Harvey Jason
As Newman (Philip Busero)
Jan Peters
As Bartender (Roy Pembroke)
Jack Aaron
As Sloate
Terrence O'Connor
As Newswoman (Jan Cook)
Janet Wood
As Nurse
John Himes
As Dawson
Main Cast
Raymond Burr
As Robert Ironside
Don Galloway
As Det. Sgt. Ed Brown
Don Mitchell
As Mark Sanger
Elizabeth Baur
As Fran Belding
Episode Quotes
Ironside: Well, the late Sergeant Brown.
Ed: I've been busy snooping. Where is everybody?
Ironside: Finding Mike a hotel, making sure he's not followed.
Ed: The car on your tail left you at City Hall and went on to a high-rise excavation.
Ironside: Essay Construction Company.
Ed: A division of Stanley Alexis Investments.
Ironside: Babe Alden's son. Alexis was the grandmother's name.
Ed: Friend of the family, are you?
Ironside: Call the Federal Penitentiary at McNeil Island. Tell the warden whenever Babe Alden has a visitor, Chief Ironside wants to know.
Ed: Chief Ironside is leaving.
Ironside: For a long overdue appointment.
Ed: Don't you want to know who's driving the car?
Ironside: Tony Hudson!
Ed: Tony Hudson was driving the car.

Commissioner Randall: Who is Tony Hudson?
Ironside: You knew him as Anthony Serbo.
Commissioner Randall: Oh yeah, the fish that got away. He followed you?
Ironside: Long enough to convince me that the contract on Jack Doyle's life is still in force.
Commissioner Randall: You pick him up?
Ironside: I don't want him yet.
Commissioner Randall: Ah, probably just reacting to what they read in the papers. Jack's death was established long ago.
Ironside: All the questions answered and all the answers believed because they came from you.
Commissioner Randall: You're not doubting me, are you?
Ironside: Time has passed and his son is alive. I can imagine a situation in which that might make some difference.
Commissioner Randall: Look, just because the boy is...
Ironside: Sgt. Michael Doyle is not a boy, Sgt. Michael Doyle wants to open his father's grave.
Commissioner Randall: I'll oppose that.
Ironside: As I've done... so far. But tomorrow morning, if I must, I'll help him get a court order.
Commissioner Randall: All right, as a friend, before we both get bloody noses, lay off.
Ironside: Now we're getting somewhere.
Commissioner Randall: All right, as an order, lay off!
Ironside: Lay off what? Lay off the moral obligation to a young man grown old before his time?
Commissioner Randall: Look, I flatly resent any implication that I'm insensitive to what he went through. Whether you choose to believe it or not, I'm not trying to play God! I will tell you this: stop trying to force my hand.
Ironside: You're taking the Fifth, Dennis?
Commissioner Randall: That's it, end of this interview.
Ironside: May I ask one favor?
Commissioner Randall: You may ask.
Ironside: Call Sergeant Doyle and level with him.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorCollier Young
Executive ProducerCy Chermak
ProducerNorman Jolley
Music SupervisorHal Mooney
Set DecoratorJoseph J. Stone
Director of PhotographyBud Thackery
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Film EditorRichard M. Sprague
SoundFrank H. Wilkinson
Assistant DirectorChuck Lowry
Production ExecutiveRobert Benevides
Unit ManagerWilbur E. Mosier
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
CostumesGrady Hunt
Theme MusicQuincy Jones
Warning: Ironside season 7 episode 11 guide may contain spoilers
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