Ironside goes undercover at a nursing home where patients are turning up dead.



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Episode cast overview:
Don Galloway ...
Don Mitchell ...
Elizabeth Baur ...
May Joyce Skinner
Isaiah Witt, 'The Creeper'
Harry Townes ...
Dr. Philip Perry
Gene Lyons ...
Jeff Davis ...
Malcolm Hill
Nurse Clark
Jon Lormer ...
Walter Cook
Barry Cahill ...
Joe Payette
Sgt. Dave Myers
Arthur Hanson ...
Father Clausen
Jessica Jones ...
Heloise (as Jessica H. Jones)


Ironside goes undercover at a nursing home where patients are turning up dead.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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30 November 1971 (USA)  »

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The page that Ironside tears out of Dr. Shazar's Daily Planner (at around 11 mins), has an alternating string of the Hebrew words "krovim" (relatives) and "retzach" (murder), as well as the Hebrew word "givah" (hill) at the bottom. The word "krovim" is misspelled in the Hebrew as "korvim" and "givah" is missing a letter. Moreover, when Sgt. Myers (at 13:07) pronounces and translates the words, he points to "krovim" when stating "retzach," and vice versa. See more »

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Ruth Roman and John Carradine
13 November 2013 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Gentle Oaks" is the name of a convalescent home where 13 patients have died in the past 12 months. Ironside goes undercover as a professor patient, investigating the murder of Gentle Oaks' resident physician, whose fatal injury isn't consistent with the car crash made to look like an accidental death. Ruth Roman plays the administrator May Skinner, all smiles during the trial period, a scowling harpy once the patients are under her 'care.' Veteran scene stealer John Carradine is cast as 'The Creeper' (aka Isaiah Witt, with moustache), watching everything that happens but speaking to no one. In a private moment, he reveals how he remembers a previous case with Ironside (he was a member of the jury), which nearly proves his undoing. The finale is rather unlikely, as the villainess gives chase to the Chief's wheelchair.

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