After Mark's girlfriend is found dead he becomes obsessed with finding the responsible person, even if it means ignoring the law.


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Episode cast overview:
Archie Bass
Pogo Weems
Don Galloway ...
Don Mitchell ...
Burr DeBenning ...
Joe Fenway
Gene Lyons ...
Carol Booth ...
Connie Goshen
Roy Glenn ...
Mr. Tobin
Janee Michelle ...
Helen Tobin (as Janée Michelle)
Barry Cahill ...
Sgt. Miller
Ray Ballard ...
Ron Pinkard ...
Jimmy Bracken


After Mark's girlfriend is found dead he becomes obsessed with finding the responsible person, even if it means ignoring the law.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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28 March 1968 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Several times in the episode, Ironside sarcastically calls Mark 'Judge Sanger'. Years later, in the 1993 reunion movie The Return of Ironside, Mark, who studied law in the original series, passed the bar and became a lawyer, did indeed become a judge! See more »


Robert T. Ironside: [Looking at a piece of potential evidence outside a door, behind which a hostage may be held] This is a peppermint candy wrapper; break the door down.
Mark Sanger: This candy wrapper looks like a street car transfer.
Robert T. Ironside: Looks like a candy wrapper to me; must be the generation gap.
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Someone must have pumped into her
10 July 2013 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** Special Police Consultant Robert T. Ironside, Raymond Burr, teaches his former street gang member and now personal valet Mark Sanger, Tom Mitchell, the importance of letting the law not one's emotions track down a drug dealer who's responsible for the overdose of his date Helen Tobin, Janee Michelle. After Helen left a party at Archie Bass', Dwayne Hickman, apartment without Sanger she's later found in a ladies washroom in Golden Gate Park dead with a needle loaded with heroin. Resorting to his former criminal nature Sanger in finding out that the person that Helen was seen leaving the party former drug addict Joe Finley played by Burr DeBenning, no relation the Raymond Burr despite the two sharing the same first & last names, Sanger then decides to take the law into his own hands with disastrous results.

Doing a "Dirty Harry" imitation three years before Dirty Harry Calahand made it to the big screen Sanger breaks into Fenwys apartment without a warrant thus jeopardizing all the evidence, a half dozen hypodermic needles, he uncovered there that can be used in court against Fenway in Helen's death! To make things even worse Sanger attacks and bloodies Fenway in the police station in front of Ironside and Fenway's attorney Everett Brandt played by Pearly "Whites" Baer. And worst of all for the now out of control Sanger he again breaks into the in now released Joe Fenway's pad finding him beaten to death with Fenway's girlfriend Connie Gorshen, Carol Booth, finding him there next to Fenway's body! Boy this guy, Mark Sanger, is in real hot water now!

****SPOILERS*** Sanger now facing a possible murder charge finally lets his good friend wise Ol' Ironside do the Job in finding both Helen & Fenway's killer or drug supplier through sound and unemotional police work. That leads him back to Archie's place where all this started. Discovering through the drug addicted Connie Goshen that there was her drug supplier at the party who was the last person to be seen with Helen alive. This soon lead to his connection with Fenway who despite being clean for over a year who pushing not shooting drugs at the party.

It didn't take long for Ironside & the police to find the drug pusher who was holding Connie, who desperately needed a fix, hostage in his San Francisco drug den where after a brief scuffle was easily apprehended by the police. And with him being let away in handcuffs a pent up with anger Sanger being within inches of him kept his cool and didn't lay a hand on him. Like Ironside told Sanger let the law follow or take its course which he should have done right from the start!

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