Ironside: Season 5, Episode 11

Good Samaritan (23 Nov. 1971)

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After an AWOL soldier saves Brown from a gun battle and gives first aid for Brown's leg wound, Ironside's crew helps exonerate the soldier for a murder for which he has been framed by a drug ring operating inside the military.

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Don Galloway ...
Don Mitchell ...
Elizabeth Baur ...
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Cpl. William Eller
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Lt. Col Orville Hazlitt
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Warrant Officer Harry Wilke (as Donald Barry)
Robert Pratt ...
Cpl. Larry Hayes
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Capt. Pauline Daniels
D'Urville Martin ...
Cpl. Lester Howe
Bryan Montgomery ...
Pfc. Jerry Kovak
Dennis Rucker ...
Pfc. Jurzyck
Kristin Helmore ...
WAC Sgt. Mildred Peterson
John Davey ...
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Francisco Ortega ...
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After an AWOL soldier saves Brown from a gun battle and gives first aid for Brown's leg wound, Ironside's crew helps exonerate the soldier for a murder for which he has been framed by a drug ring operating inside the military.

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The title is from the parable in the Gospel of Luke about the Jewish traveler who is beaten, robbed, and left for dead and is save by a citizen of Samaria, a people whom were hostile to the Jews demonstrating even in this day and age the actions of a good neighbor. See more »

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AWOL soldier is innocent
7 November 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Don Galloway is one lucky police sergeant in this Ironside episode. He gets only wounded when a good samaritan pulls him out of the line of fire and then applies a tourniquet to save his life. The whole police department would like to thank him.

The problem is that Michael Callan is a fugitive, both from the army from which he is AWOL and from a murder charge as he is accused in the death of a WAC sergeant.

No one who saves the life of one of Ironside's squad is not going to get the benefit of the doubt and help from Raymond Burr, especially if as Callan claims, he's innocent.

It all goes back to Vietnam where some soldiers had a nice sideline in heroin smuggling. The Ironside team joins with the Provost Marshal Warren Stevens and Investigator Don Barry to find the real guilty party.

The solution to me is rather obvious, but still it's not a bad story.


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