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Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Raymond Burr ...  Robert T. Ironside / ... 195 episodes, 1967-1975
Don Galloway ...  Det. Sgt. Ed Brown / ... 195 episodes, 1967-1975
Don Mitchell ...  Mark Sanger / ... 195 episodes, 1967-1975
Barbara Anderson ...  Officer Eve Whitfield 105 episodes, 1967-1971
Elizabeth Baur ...  Fran Belding / ... 89 episodes, 1971-1975
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Storyline

Ironside is confined to a wheel chair (an attempted assassination left him paralyzed). With his former assistants Brown and Whitfield (later Belding) and former delinquent (and later lawyer) Mark, he combats crime for the San Francisco police from his mobile office (a van) while leaving a pot of chili cooking back at headquarters. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The chief of detectives! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Raymond Burr Show See more »

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Runtime:

(199 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The interior set of Ironside's office was originally constructed for Alfred Hitchcock's 1964 drama Marnie, where it appeared as one of the places of employment whose safe was robbed by kleptomaniac Tippi Hedren. See more »

Goofs

Since he was a police detective, the van he used would have been his official police vehicle. As such, the license plate should have had an "E" exempt plate. However, it only had a standard California blue plate with 6 gold alpha-numeric characters. See more »

Quotes

Robert T. Ironside: I... LIKE... burned toast.
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Crazy Credits

Gene Lyons plays San Francisco Police Commissioner Dennis Randall. However, on some closing credits, Lyons is listed as "The Commissioner". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Phoenix Nights: Episode #1.1 (2001) See more »

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Detective on Wheels
4 June 2003 | by Brian WashingtonSee all my reviews

If Perry Mason was Raymond Burr's defining role, then this was his second most famous role. This show proved that you didn't need a lot of violence to be a great detective show. This was more cerebral than most of the shows that were around at the time. Also the supporting cast of Don Mitchell, Don Galloway, Barbara Anderson and, later Elizabeth Baur, were all great as Ed, Mark, Eve and Fran respectively. The most compelling character on the show though was Mark. We got to see him evolve from Ironside's body guard, to a police officer and, finally, becoming an attorney. Too bad they don't make shows like this anymore.


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