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Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Raymond Burr ...  Robert T. Ironside / ... 195 episodes, 1967-1975
Don Galloway ...  Det. Sgt. Ed Brown / ... 195 episodes, 1967-1975
Don Mitchell ...  Mark Sanger / ... 195 episodes, 1967-1975
Barbara Anderson ...  Officer Eve Whitfield 105 episodes, 1967-1971
Elizabeth Baur ...  Fran Belding / ... 89 episodes, 1971-1975
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Storyline

Ironside is confined to a wheel chair (an attempted assassination left him paralyzed). With his former assistants Brown and Whitfield (later Belding) and former delinquent (and later lawyer) Mark, he combats crime for the San Francisco police from his mobile office (a van) while leaving a pot of chili cooking back at headquarters. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The chief of detectives! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1967 (USA) See more »

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Der Chef See more »

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Runtime:

(199 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

In the show, Raymond Burr played a wheelchair-bound hero, which is ironic, since his role in Rear Window (1954), he played a villain fighting a wheelchair-bound hero. See more »

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Since he was a police detective, the van he used would have been his official police vehicle. As such, the license plate should have had an "E" exempt plate. However, it only had a standard California blue plate with 6 gold alpha-numeric characters. See more »

Quotes

Robert T. Ironside: I... LIKE... burned toast.
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Crazy Credits

Gene Lyons plays San Francisco Police Commissioner Dennis Randall. However, on some closing credits, Lyons is listed as "The Commissioner". See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) See more »

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Burr had another hit with this one !
25 August 2007 | by Falkenberg2006See all my reviews

I lived in San Francisco from 1964-1980 and had a great fondness for the city. Raymond Burr had an immediate hit with this show and I enjoyed it immensely. It was always interesting to see the shots of where Mark Sanger was driving and how they would cut to a studio set when they got out of the van. I always wondered how they made the old Hall of Justice look like it was still on Montgomery Street when it had been torn down by the start of the series.

Another enjoyment was the development of the characters, particularly Mark Sanger who went from an uneducated street punk to a cop and then an attorney over the years.

Barbara Anderson got an Emmy for her work on the series as I recall.

If you look at the guest star list, there are a lot of character actors on it who appeared in everything from the 50's to the 80's including Richar Anderson, Michael Conrad, and Jack Soo.

An exciting show and I find little on TV today which makes me want to watch it every week like I did with Ironside.

George Senda Martinez, Ca


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