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Ironside: Double-Edged Corner

Ironside needs the help of a small-time hustler, Baxter Flynn, to get the goods on a gang of robbers that kill two men during a hold-up. Baxter has managed to keep his life a secret from his family, but when the robbers come after him he discovers that won't work anymore.

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x12
Production Number: LP44187
Airdate: Thursday December 06th, 1973

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Guest Stars
Albert Salmi
As Matt
Johnny Seven
As Lt. Carl Reese
Nancy Malone
As Harriet Flynn
Allen Garfield
As Baxter Flynn

Co-Guest Stars
Morris Buchanan
As Felix
Arnold Williams
As Hugo
Lisa Gerritsen
As Nancy Flynn

Clare Nono
As Angel
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
Nancy Flynn: How you feel, Myrtle?
Baxter Flynn: Hey, by the way when is Myrtle gonna have her pups?
Nancy Flynn: Pups?
Baxter Flynn: Well whatever you call baby mice.
Nancy Flynn: Mice.
Baxter Flynn: Okay you're the smart one in the family.

Augie: I beat you last time, Mr. Flynn.
Baxter Flynn: Last time? Augie, there are last times and there times before the last time, but this is a new time, which is almost like a first time.

Ironside: Well, Baxter, we have a difficult case.
Baxter Flynn: How long does it last, Chief? How long do you keep your hooks in a guy? Don't you ever let go?
Mark: Are you kidding?
Ironside: What is it, Baxter, your conscience? Do you always have to feel you're being pressured into a job?
Baxter Flynn: You're leaning on me, Chief.
Ironside: Not now, not even the first time. I never sent for you, you volunteered, remember?
Baxter Flynn: Yeah. I remember. I got taken on that job, Chief. I got short-changed. I got cornered, those baboons really took me.
Ironside: So you informed on them to bust a rap on yourself, it's as simple as that.
Baxter: Well, wouldn't you?
Ironside: Oh, I'm not you. I didn't have to feed a habit. I didn't have everybody on my tail from the tables at Vegas to the shoeshine boys selling numbers. I didn't have everybody trying to collect.
Baxter Flynn: When do I get off the hook? When do I go free, huh?
Ironside: When do you want to go free? When are you going to stop running because your markers are drowning you?

Cultural References
Nancy: So I wrote to Marcus Welby and wrote him all of Myrtle's symptoms.

Marcus Welby, M.D. is a 60s medical show about a general practitioner, the title character, who provided medical treatment and more to his patients.

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 EditorJohn Elias
SoundFrank H. Wilkinson
Assistant DirectorTom Blank
Production ExecutiveRobert Benevides
Unit ManagerWilbur E. Mosier
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
CostumesGrady Hunt
Theme MusicQuincy Jones
Warning: Ironside season 7 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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