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"Ironside" (1967) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1967-1975

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Ironside: :  -- Despite having testified for the prosecution, Ironside believes in the innocence of a condemned Vietnam vet.
Ironside: Season 4: Episode 1 -- A lifetime of paraplegia threatens Detective Sergeant Ed Brown (Don Galloway) when he is shot by a sniper. Part 1 of 2.
Ironside: Season 4: Episode 1 -- High drama is focused on Craig Institute when spinal surgery to repair the broken back of Sgt. Ed Brown (Don Galloway) by Dr. William Ritter (guest star Vic Morrow) is interrupted by a threat against the life of the surgeon's daughter.
Ironside: Season 1: Episode 27 -- While investigating a murder, Ironside's aide becomes a suspect.
Ironside: Season 1: Episode 26 -- Detective Sergeant Brown is accused of brutality after a hippie dies of a beating.


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Release Date:
14 September 1967 (USA) See more »
The chief of detectives!
Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco. Full summary »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 17 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 440)

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)

Series Directed by
Don Weis (57 episodes, 1967-1975)
Don McDougall (15 episodes, 1968-1975)
Russ Mayberry (11 episodes, 1972-1974)
Charles S. Dubin (9 episodes, 1967-1974)
Anton Leader (8 episodes, 1967-1969)
Abner Biberman (8 episodes, 1968-1970)
John Florea (7 episodes, 1969-1971)
Barry Shear (6 episodes, 1968-1974)
Richard A. Colla (4 episodes, 1968-1971)
Richard Benedict (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Daniel Haller (4 episodes, 1972-1974)
David Friedkin (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
James Sheldon (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Leonard Horn (3 episodes, 1968-1972)
James Neilson (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Leslie H. Martinson (3 episodes, 1971)
Jeffrey Hayden (3 episodes, 1972-1975)
Jerry Jameson (3 episodes, 1973-1975)
Alvin Ganzer (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ralph Senensky (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jeannot Szwarc (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Allen Reisner (2 episodes, 1969)
Daniel Petrie (2 episodes, 1970-1972)
Corey Allen (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
David Lowell Rich (2 episodes, 1970)
Alf Kjellin (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Arnold Laven (2 episodes, 1972-1974)
Raymond Burr (2 episodes, 1972)
Christian I. Nyby II (2 episodes, 1972)
Boris Sagal (2 episodes, 1974)
Series Writing credits
Collier Young (195 episodes, 1967-1975)
Sy Salkowitz (35 episodes, 1967-1973)
James Doherty (10 episodes, 1973-1975)
William D. Gordon (10 episodes, 1973-1975)
Donn Mullally (8 episodes, 1967-1971)
Irv Pearlberg (6 episodes, 1969-1974)
Frank Telford (6 episodes, 1969-1973)
Don Mankiewicz (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Robert Earll (5 episodes, 1968-1971)
William Douglas Lansford (5 episodes, 1969-1973)
Francine Carroll (5 episodes, 1970-1974)
Max Hodge (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
Michael Butler (5 episodes, 1972-1974)
Christopher Trumbo (5 episodes, 1972-1974)
Arthur Weingarten (4 episodes, 1967-1970)
Richard H. Landau (4 episodes, 1968-1973)
Norman Katkov (4 episodes, 1968-1970)
David P. Harmon (4 episodes, 1972-1975)
True Boardman (3 episodes, 1967-1974)
Robert Van Scoyk (3 episodes, 1967-1972)
Norman Jolley (3 episodes, 1968-1974)
Bill S. Ballinger (3 episodes, 1968-1972)
Robert Pirosh (3 episodes, 1968-1971)
Sandy Stern (3 episodes, 1970)
Edward DeBlasio (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Jimmy Sangster (3 episodes, 1974)
Jeannot Szwarc (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Don Brinkley (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Stephen Kandel (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Stephen Lord (2 episodes, 1968-1972)
John McGreevey (2 episodes, 1968-1971)
Brad Radnitz (2 episodes, 1968-1970)
Carey Wilber (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Brett Halliday (2 episodes, 1968)
Robert Hamner (2 episodes, 1969-1974)
Richard Alan Shapiro (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
Irve Tunick (2 episodes, 1969)
Frank Chase (2 episodes, 1970-1973)
Stephen J. Cannell (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Mark Rodgers (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Michael Fisher (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Adrian Spies (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Mann Rubin (2 episodes, 1973-1975)
Judy Burns (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Samuel Roeca (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Robert I. Holt (2 episodes, 1974)
Anthony Lawrence (2 episodes, 1974)

Series Produced by
Cy Chermak .... executive producer / producer (157 episodes, 1967-1974)
Jeannot Szwarc .... associate producer / producer (53 episodes, 1967-1969)
Douglas Benton .... producer (43 episodes, 1968-1972)
Albert Aley .... producer (36 episodes, 1969-1975)
Joel Rogosin .... executive producer / producer (29 episodes, 1969-1975)
Jay Benson .... associate producer / producer (29 episodes, 1970-1974)
Frank Price .... executive producer (27 episodes, 1967-1968)
Winston Miller .... producer (25 episodes, 1969-1972)
Norman Jolley .... producer (16 episodes, 1973-1975)
Paul Mason .... producer (14 episodes, 1968-1969)
Lou Morheim .... producer (11 episodes, 1972-1974)
James Duff McAdams .... producer (7 episodes, 1967-1968)
Collier Young .... executive producer (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
John Choy .... producer (5 episodes, 1973-1974)
David J. O'Connell .... producer (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Original Music by
Oliver Nelson (68 episodes, 1967-1975)
Marty Paich (46 episodes, 1972-1974)
Quincy Jones (12 episodes, 1967-1968)
Robert Prince (6 episodes, 1974)
Benny Carter (3 episodes, 1967-1970)
Billy Goldenberg (3 episodes, 1968-1971)
Elliot Kaplan (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Series Cinematography by
Bud Thackery (165 episodes, 1968-1975)
Lionel Lindon (14 episodes, 1967-1968)
William Margulies (6 episodes, 1967-1969)
Ray Flin (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Benjamin H. Kline (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Film Editing by
Edward W. Williams (70 episodes, 1967-1974)
John Elias (22 episodes, 1970-1974)
Douglas Stewart (13 episodes, 1967-1973)
Tony Martinelli (8 episodes, 1968-1971)
Edward Haire (7 episodes, 1967-1968)
Howard Epstein (7 episodes, 1969-1975)
Richard M. Sprague (6 episodes, 1967-1973)
Buddy Small (6 episodes, 1968-1974)
Howard Terrill (6 episodes, 1971-1975)
Richard Bracken (5 episodes, 1968-1973)
Larry Lester (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
Albert J.J. Zúñiga (5 episodes, 1970-1971)
Edward M. Abroms (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
Robert L. Kimble (4 episodes, 1969-1973)
Ronald LaVine (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert F. Shugrue (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Jack W. Schoengarth (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Arnold Baker (3 episodes, 1974)
Jean Jacques Berthelot (2 episodes, 1968-1971)
Series Art Direction by
Loyd S. Papez (179 episodes, 1967-1975)
Howard E. Johnson (5 episodes, 1967)
William D. DeCinces (2 episodes, 1968)
Series Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. (78 episodes, 1967-1974)
Joseph Reith (66 episodes, 1967-1970)
James M. Walters Sr. (59 episodes, 1970-1973)
Joseph J. Stone (41 episodes, 1973-1975)
Mickey S. Michaels (14 episodes, 1970)
Bert Allen (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Series Costume Design by
Grady Hunt (191 episodes, 1967-1975)
Series Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist (97 episodes, 1967-1971)
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist (97 episodes, 1967-1971)
Series Production Management
Wilbur Mosier .... unit manager (156 episodes, 1968-1975)
George Lollier .... unit manager (23 episodes, 1967-1968)
Henry Kline .... unit manager (8 episodes, 1967-1973)
Bud Brill .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1967-1974)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christian I. Nyby II .... assistant director (39 episodes, 1969-1972)
Gene Law .... assistant director (33 episodes, 1969-1971)
Joe Boston .... assistant director (22 episodes, 1967-1969)
Chuck Lowry .... assistant director (20 episodes, 1973-1975)
Tom Blank .... assistant director (18 episodes, 1973-1975)
James A. Westman .... assistant director (17 episodes, 1971-1973)
Brad H. Aronson .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1973)
James M. Walters Jr. .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1968)
Carl Beringer .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Joseph C. Cavalier .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Frank Losee .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jack Doran .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1967)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1967)
Chris Christenberry .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1972)

Lou Watt .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Frank H. Wilkinson .... sound (133 episodes, 1969-1975)
David H. Moriarty .... sound (29 episodes, 1967-1969)
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (23 episodes, 1968-1969)
Series Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... special photographic effects (1 episode, 1972)
Series Stunts
Carol Daniels .... stunt double: Barbara Anderson (15 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts / stunt performer: Boxer in the Ring (5 episodes, 1967-1974)

Bob Herron .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Kim Kahana .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Hubie Kerns .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dean Smith .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Randall Robinson .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 1967)
Series Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor (195 episodes, 1967-1975)
Robert Brower .... color coordinator (84 episodes, 1967-1970)

Joe Boston .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Quincy Jones .... composer: theme music (187 episodes, 1967-1975)
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor (83 episodes, 1967-1970)
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor (66 episodes, 1972-1975)
Carol Parks .... vocals (2 episodes, 1973)

Billy Goldenberg .... musical cues (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver (1 episode, 1968)
Chris Haynes .... production driver (1 episode, 1969)
Series Other crew
Robert Benevides .... production executive: Harbour Productions Unlimited (140 episodes, 1969-1975)
Albert Aley .... story editor (77 episodes, 1968-1972)
Leonard H. White .... production executive: Harbour Productions Unlimited (53 episodes, 1967-1969)
Norman Jolley .... story editor (36 episodes, 1972-1974)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Raymond Burr Show" - USA (syndication title)
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60 min (199 episodes)
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes) | New Zealand:PG

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Steven Bochco, who would later became one of the most successful television producers of the 1980's and 90's, worked on the series very early in his career. He had been hired by Executive Producer Frank Price at the start of the first season to write a few extra minutes worth of scenes in the first six episodes, which were too short. After looking at these episodes, Bochco asked Price if it was really necessary for him to do this for all six because he didn't think the show would last that long. According to Bochco, Price was not happy with the remark and this was the start of a strained relationship between the two of them that continued when Price was in charge of Universal Television and Bochco was a writer there.See more »
Robert T. Ironside:I... LIKE... burned toast.See more »
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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
One ace of a detective series, 10 December 2002
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Actor Raymond Burr just couldn't relax after nine seasons as defense lawyer/super sleuth Perry Mason. So,after many years on the Tiffany network,CBS-TV,the actor switched networks this time over to the Peacock Network,NBC-TV where the majority of its programming was in living color.

The show is called "Ironside" and when it premiered in the fall of 1967,it came around a time where the fight of the civil rights movement was being followed(three years after President Lyndon B. Johnson sign in into law the civil rights act in 1964),the protest of the Vietnam War,and at a time where the nation was at a crossroads with the death of two of the nation's most famous leaders were cut down at the peak of their prime(Bobby Kennedy,and Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr.)not to mention at the same time the nation's most rioting of its cities and the summer of love and so forth. This show also came about during the escalation of the Vietnam War,the fall of Watergate and ended its run with the final Presidency of Richard M. Nixon. All of this occurred during the show's run. It is also to note that this series was Raymond Burr's second successful show,after playing America's most recognizable lawyer for more than a decade. "Ironside",was a consistent ratings winner throughout the eight years that it ran on NBC-TV from its premiere episode in September of 1967 through the show's final episode of the series in April of 1975.

"Ironside" was the first crime drama series to show a person who had a disability but at the same time had a knack for catching the baddies and so forth and Raymond Burr was a master actor at what he did. Just like Perry Mason,Ironside also knew the law and how it was to be used and not abused. Burr's character was the chief of police of the San Francisco Police Department who was in charge of special cases along with his partners Don Galloway,Don Mitchell,and Barbara Anderson who were all police officers. If there was something going down,you know that Ironside was on the case! The show had everything and I do mean everything that included crooked officers not to mention social issues of its day and so forth. Oh yeah,the music....was composer Quincy Jones the greatest ever! Yes,the best theme score ever made! Also to note that this show had a array of guest stars to boot as well that made their appearances including one episode which featured a very successful and popular Motown singer making his acting debut. The others including a array of stars that were regulars or special guest starsone of which including veteran actors Severn Darren and Bernie Hamilton. The series also show some of the best drama and high octane drama anywhere and you'll see this in some of the episodes too. You also got the chance to see Ironside's helper Mark Sanger go for being his assistant, to private detective,to police officer,and by the final season of the series go from getting married to being a district attorney and from there district court justice of the peace.

The pilot was a made for TV-Movie that premiered that same year before it became a TV series as part of NBC's Saturday Night Special. The series ran on NBC-TV from 1967-75,and after it went off the air twelve years later,the peacock network brought Burr back as Ironside in a made for TV-Movie called "The Return Of Ironside" in 1987,reuniting Raymond Burr with former cast members Don Galloway and Don Mitchell and a special guest appearance from Barbara Anderson. Recently,TV-Land brought back the reruns to this classic series and it needs to be seen for those of us who have fond memories of this show from the late 60's and part of the early 70's.

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