Ironside

The Leaf in the Forest

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 9/21/67
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  • Episode Description
  • Lonely old women are being strangled, and Chief Ironside believes that there is more to it than just a serial killer at work. Setting Eve up as a potential victim requires a little ingenuity, but it might just prove to be worth the effort.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Don Galloway

    Detective Sergeant Ed Brown

  • John Larch

    Pierre Dupont

  • Barbara Anderson

    Officer Eve Whitfield

  • Barbara Barrie

    Myra Dupont

  • Don Mitchell

    Mark Sanger

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Ironside: Turks are quite familiar with Persian proverbs.

    • Ironside: On your way out, tell the reporters we expect to make an arrest within 50 hours. Detective Keeley: Do we? Ironside: No, but we've been telling them 48 hours for years.

    • (at the conclusion of his interrogation at his office) Pierre Dupont: Now there isn't anything else, is there? (opens door for team to leave and turns to Ironside) Oh yes there is: you forgot to tell me not to leave town. Ironside: Don't leave town!

    • (stopping Eve from staying with a victim)
      Ironside: No, she'll be better off alone. The more you get into police work, Eve, the more you will know that every time you solve a case, some innocent person ends up behind a closed door crying. It's tough. You've got to be tougher.

    Allusions (1)

    • The Leaf in the Forest The title, according to Ironside, is from an ancient Persian proverb which he quotes in its entirety as: The best hiding places are these: for a book, a library for a man, a city for a leaf, a forest.

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