Ironside (1967–1975)
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As a law school project Mark takes on a review of the possible conviction of an innocent man. The convict claims he was framed by the police Sergeant leading the investigation: Ed Brown.

Director:

John Florea

Writers:

Collier Young (created by), Frank Telford
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Raymond Burr ... Robert T. Ironside
Don Galloway ... Det. Sgt. Ed Brown
Barbara Anderson ... Officer Eve Whitfield
Don Mitchell ... Mark Sanger
Robert F. Lyons ... Garvie Durko
James Wainwright ... Gerry Foster
Johnny Seven ... Lt. Carl Reese
Kay Peters Kay Peters ... Charlotte Foster
Robert H. Harris ... Mr. Coffin
Sallie Shockley Sallie Shockley ... Elly Durko
Gene Lyons ... Commissioner Dennis Randall
Vaughn Taylor ... James Dawson
Ben Hunter Ben Hunter ... John Bell
Lou Krugman Lou Krugman ... Dolan
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As a law school project Mark takes on a review of the possible conviction of an innocent man. The convict claims he was framed by the police Sergeant leading the investigation: Ed Brown.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1970 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Dissension in the ranks
7 October 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This episode of Ironside finds dissension in the ranks of Raymond Burr's team. Don Mitchell is given a law school assignment on a murder case with the names eliminated. But the Chief with just a small description picks out the real case, one that the SFPD investigated while he was hospitalized.

It involved a man accused of murdering his girlfriend who is now serving in prison. Mitchell goes up to see him and is convinced he's innocent and starts his own investigation. He thinks the police botched the original investigation, but on it was Don Galloway before being assigned to the Chief's squad.

Naturally this causes a lot of friction, especially after the convicted killer's sister accuses the cops of a frame.

Not one of the better episodes, the reason why the accused could not help in his own defense originally was truly rather thin.

The team has seen better days.


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