Ironside

Double-Edged Corner

Season 7, Ep 12, Aired 12/6/73
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  • Episode Description
  • A violent gang kills two men during a robbery, and the Chief enlists the help of a regular informant in order to capture those responsible. The informant, Baxter, is a happy-go-lucky gambler with a wife and child, who has been keeping his duel identity a secret for years. This time, however, it looks as though his secret is going to become known to everybody.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Raymond Burr

    Chief Robert T. Ironside

  • Allen Garfield

    Baxter Flynn

  • Don Galloway

    Detective Sergeant Ed Brown

  • Albert Salmi

    Matt Morris

  • Nancy Malone

    Harriet Flynn

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Nancy: How you feel, Myrtle?
      Baxter: Hey, by the way when is Myrtle gonna have her pups?
      Nancy: Pups?
      Baxter: Well whatever you call baby mice.
      Nancy: Mice.
      Baxter: Okay you're the smart one in the family.

    • Augie: I beat you last time, Mr. Flynn.
      Baxter: Last time? Augie, there are last times and there times before the last time, but this is a new time, which is almost like a first time.

    • Ironside: Well, Baxter, we have a difficult case.
      Baxter: How long does it last, Chief? How long do you keep your hooks in a guy? Don't you ever let go?
      Mark: Are you kidding?
      Ironside: What is it, Baxter, your conscience? Do you always have to feel you're being pressured into a job?
      Baxter: You're leaning on me, Chief.
      Ironside: Not now, not even the first time. I never sent for you, you volunteered, remember?
      Baxter: Yeah. I remember. I got taken on that job, Chief. I got short-changed. I got cornered, those baboons really took me.
      Ironside: So you informed on them to bust a rap on yourself, it's as simple as that.
      Baxter: Well, wouldn't you?
      Ironside: Oh, I'm not you. I didn't have to feed a habit. I didn't have everybody on my tail from the tables at Vegas to the shoeshine boys selling numbers. I didn't have everybody trying to collect.
      Baxter: When do I get off the hook? When do I go free, huh?
      Ironside: When do you want to go free? When are you going to stop running because your markers are drowning you?

    Notes (2)

    • French title: Le Tricheur.

    • There were two actors (uncredited) who played the roles of Walter Spencer and Charles Voight who were the accomplices in the robbery.

    Trivia (1)

    • Fran reads Ironside the file on suspect Matt Morris, age 43, former Master Sergeant Air Force, ran Officer's Club overseas Air Force base, brought up on charges of skimming.

    Allusions (1)

    • Nancy: So I wrote to Marcus Welby and wrote him all of Myrtle's symptoms.
      Referencing the long-running TV series Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969-1976), starring Robert Young as an easy-going family physician.

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