Ironside (1967–1975)
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The Visiting Fireman 

A Scotland Yard police inspector (who is an old chess-playing buddy to Ironside) comes to San Francisco - ostensibly to investigate a link between Americans there and a series of bank ... See full summary »

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Robert T. Ironside
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Det. Sgt. Ed Brown
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Officer Mark Sanger
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Fran Belding
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Insp. Bill Walston
Hedley Mattingly ...
Doubleday (as Hedley Mattingley)
Keith McConnell ...
Henry Beamish
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Barney Rollins (as Joseph George)
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Welks
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Johnny Lewis
Barry Cahill ...
Roy Makin
Dianne Harper ...
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Jack Denbo ...
Charles Duval
John Dewey Carter ...
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Alex Rodine ...
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A Scotland Yard police inspector (who is an old chess-playing buddy to Ironside) comes to San Francisco - ostensibly to investigate a link between Americans there and a series of bank robberies in London. Actually, he is the leader of the robbery gang, and he also has a serious heart condition. Written by Peter Harris

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26 December 1974 (USA)  »

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San Francisco Confidential
24 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

The Ironside team mixes business with pleasure in this episode when they have to solve a series of burglaries including one at the British consulate. In the other two burglaries $3000.00 was taken, no more no less, in the case of the consulate, a codebook.

But it's a pleasure for the Chief to be hosting some colleagues from police forces around the world, most especially John Williams from Scotland Yard. It's how Raymond Burr and the team got on this particular case.

I wish I could rate this higher, but I'm not sure how the mastermind was able to enforce on his accomplices the rule of taking $3000.00 and only $3000.00 on a bunch of professional criminals. There is a fourth and a big job where a printing place is broken into and several millions in Venezuelan currency is stolen. I'll bet you didn't know the Venezuelans had their money printed in the USA.

Not too far into this story movie fans will recognize distinct elements from the noir classic Kansas City Confidential. I have no need to say more to those who've seen that great film.


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