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Ironside

Season 5 Episode 5

Ring of Prayer

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Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Oct 12, 1971 on NBC
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Ring of Prayer
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A prisoner is denied parole for no clear reason, and the Chief's investigations lead him to a woman who seems to have supernatural powers. With his team clearly taken in by the apparently inexplicable events going on, Ironside has his work cut out trying to find a rational explanation.moreless

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    Raymond Burr

    Raymond Burr

    Chief Robert T. Ironside

    Don Galloway

    Don Galloway

    Detective Sergeant Ed Brown

    Don Mitchell

    Don Mitchell

    Mark Sanger

    Elizabeth Baur

    Elizabeth Baur

    Officer Fran Belding

    Barbara Rush

    Barbara Rush

    Mme. Jabez

    Guest Star

    Ray Walston

    Ray Walston

    Walter Bishop

    Guest Star

    Paul Stewart

    Paul Stewart

    Ben Hopkins

    Guest Star

    Gene Lyons

    Gene Lyons

    Commissioner Dennis Randall

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Mark: Uh, who is she?
        Ironside: A very attractive woman.
        Ed: If you like peacock feathers.
        Ironside: I do. On peacocks. And on someone.

      • Mark: You going to tell us how you called that one?
        Ironside: Parole denial. Ben Hopkins told me. Not in so many words, but a few days ago he assured me he was going to vote for the parole. Today at the hearing he was nervous, tight as a drum, wouldn't look me in the eye. Hardly the kind of behavior for a man who made a decision.
        Ed: So he changed his mind.
        Ironside: Not so much interested in the fact that he changed his mind as I am in why. Carl Proctor went to prison, there was still roughly $57,000 dollars which was never found. Money he bilked from trusting people, believing in the occult.
        Mark: Fifty Gs. Not bad for mumbo jumbo.
        Ironside: Oh. It would seem possible then, wouldn't it? Somebody didn't want him out.
        Ed: I think they would want him out so he could lead them to the money.
        Ironside: Not if that somebody had already found it, Ed.

      • Mark: That book Ed's reading. The Occult. Is that black magic?
        Ironside: Not necessarily. In the occult, there is supposedly good and evil.
        Mark: Black magic is evil.
        Ironside: Has been for 6,000 years, Mark. But you don't have to be black to be evil, in case you were wondering.
        Mark: Tell me something new.
        Ironside: All right, I'll tell you something new. You just went past the Lunar Press. Do you think you can turn around and go back.
        Mark: I'll do my evil best.
        Ironside: Of that I'm sure.

      • Ironside: (on the phone) Oh, Dennis, I'm afraid you owe me more than that. At least the department does.
        Commissioner Randall: What?
        Ironside: Matter of expenses connected with this case.
        Commissioner Randall: Oh.
        Ironside: $4.95 for a book. Then there's a rather substantial item for the services of nine... ten mediums.
        Commissioner Randall: Mediums?
        Ironside: At $25.00 an hour.
        Commissioner Randall: What in blazes do you need mediums for?
        Ironside: Technical advice. I'll be around to collect in the morning, Dennis. Good night. (hangs up)
        Commissioner Randall: Bob? Bob, hello?

    • NOTES (0)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Ironside: (at the cemetery) Madam Jabez, it really was Daniel Webster the Devil wanted, wasn't it?
        One of several allusions to The Devil and Daniel Webster a short story written by Stephen Vincent Benét. Based on the German "Faust" tale of the short story The Devil and Tom Walker written by Washington Irving. The story centers around a farmer who sells his soul to the Devil and is defended by Daniel Webster.

      • Ironside: As you may recall in Benet's story The Devil and Daniel Webster, the Devil handpicked to rig the jury against Daniel in the trial of Jabez Stone. Daniel managed to defeat them and the Devil, but not without difficulty. One of the members of that jury was a man named Walter Butler. We're indeed fortunate to have another Walter Butler serving on this jury.
        Allusion to the book The Devil and Daniel Webster written by Stephen Vincent Benet based on the Faust tale.

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