Ironside: Season 6, Episode 22

The Best Laid Plans (15 Mar. 1973)

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While at a bank to discuss his portfolio Ironside find himself right in the middle of a bank heist as three men wait for an armored truck to arrive.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Don Galloway ...
Don Mitchell ...
Elizabeth Baur ...
Walter Eustis
Johnny Seven ...
Rafael Campos ...
Kathleen Lloyd ...
Bank Teller (as Kathleen Gackle)
Frank Marth ...
Peggy Feury ...
Mrs. Gracey
Nate Esformes ...
Frederic Downs ...
Gerald Darrow
Jack Knight ...


While at a bank to discuss his portfolio Ironside find himself right in the middle of a bank heist as three men wait for an armored truck to arrive.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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The title is from the expression "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry" which is based on a Robert Burns poem. See more »

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Chief Ironside, one cool customer
30 December 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The original Ironside liked to put the Chief in hostage situations every now and then. In this story Raymond Burr is at the bank discussing a proposed investment plan that branch manager Whit Bissell is trying to talk him into.

Right at the closing hour three men, Don Stroud, Rafael Campos, and Frank Marth who are customers pull guns and hold those still in the bank as hostages. Stroud's the leader, Campos is go along to get along kind of guy and wants big bucks to win his errant wife back. And Marth is already a two time loser and one more felony sends him up the river for life.

I've said it before, but Chief Ironside is one cool customer under fire. Watch how he gets word to the SFPD that there's a holdup in progress.

A really good story.

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