Ironside (1967–1975)
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The Man Who Believed 

When a rising folk-singer's body is found in the water under the Golden Gate Bridge, suicide is suspected, but Ironside has reasons to suspect something else.

Director:

Anton Leader (as Tony Leader)

Writers:

Collier Young (created by), Stephen Kandel
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Burr ... Robert T. Ironside
Guy Stockwell ... Paul Bridger
Marcia Strassman ... Samantha Dain
Barbara Rhoades ... Bonnie Lloyd
Don Galloway ... Det. Sgt. Ed Brown
Barbara Anderson ... Officer Eve Whitfield
Don Mitchell ... Mark Sanger
Michael Constantine ... Harry Brancusi
George Furth ... Ray Harrison
Gene Lyons ... Commissioner Dennis Randall
Cliff Potts Cliff Potts ... Dan Peabody (as Cliff Potter)
Arthur Adams Arthur Adams ... Dr. Gwynne
Johnny Silver ... John Brenner
Bill Welsh ... Announcer
Alex Gerry ... Dr. Maurice Zelman

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Storyline

When a rising folk-singer's body is found in the water under the Golden Gate Bridge, suicide is suspected, but Ironside has reasons to suspect something else.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

Acting debut of Barbara Rhoades. See more »

Goofs

When Mark and Ironside are at the nightclub, Mark is shown lighting his cigarette twice. See more »

Crazy Credits

Marcia Strassman's character is identified is as "Samantha Dian" in the credits. All other mentions call the character "Samantha Dain." See more »

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Laura Redux
17 June 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Although the death of young singer Marcia Strassman has been ruled a suicide one man is not happy with the verdict. Strassman who was a former heroin addict wrote Chief Ironside a fan letter saying that he could beat paralysis just as she beat addiction. No woman who wanted so much to live could possibly have jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge, she had to be given a push.

This episode bears more than a passing resemblance to the classic Otto Preminger film Laura as Raymond Burr has a Dana Andrews like fascination with the dead young singer. While he makes believers of his staff, Burr takes us through a glimpse of the people in Strassman's immediate world. One of them is most definitely a killer.

Though the resemblance to Laura is plain the story is definitely one of the best Ironside episodes I've seen.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1967 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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