Ironside (1967–1975)
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In Search of an Artist 

After spotting a previously undiscovered portrait for sale, Ironside scours Mexico to find its presumed-dead painter and clear him of a murder charge.


Abner Biberman


Collier Young (created by), Joseph Bonaduce




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Burr ... Robert T. Ironside
Broderick Crawford ... Jack Stuart
Lisabeth Hush Lisabeth Hush ... Betty Neil
William Paul Burns ... Denny Fielder (as William Burns)
Don Galloway ... Det. Sgt. Ed Brown
Barbara Anderson ... Officer Eve Whitfield
Don Mitchell ... Mark Sanger
Barbara Werle ... Anita Stuart
Richard Forbes Richard Forbes ... Scotty Collins
Gene Lyons ... Commissioner Dennis Randall
Lorraine Gary ... Leona Stuart
Joaquín Martínez ... Juan Sanroma (as Joaquin Martinez)
Art Metrano ... Burt Blake
Myron Healey ... Jones
Ivan Triesault ... Dr. Driscoll


After spotting a previously undiscovered portrait for sale, Ironside scours Mexico to find its presumed-dead painter and clear him of a murder charge.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







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2 January 1969 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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I'm gonna find him and I'm gonna clear him
3 August 2013 | by sol-kaySee all my reviews

****SPOILERS**** Looking to buy his friend Officer Eve Whitfield, Barbara Anderson, a birthday present Chief Ironside, Raymond Burr, spots this painting at a bizarre that looks like the work of his good friend Danny Fielder, William Paul Burns. Danny had disappeared out of sight three years ago after his wife Leona's, Lorraine Gray, chauffeur Ralph Neil was found murdered at her beach house with him being the prime suspect in his murder. With Danny being declared dead after his car crashed into the Pacific Ocean Ironside is now certain that he's in fact alive and is determined to find him. And from the painting that has a bird on it only found in Mexico and Central America he feels that's where he's been hiding all these years.

In Mexico Ironside and his valet Mark Sanger, Don Mitchell, do track down Fielder in this out of the way Mexican village where he's treated by the local villagers like a God due to the paintings he paints that brings in most of the village's hard US currency. There's also a number of hired hit men working for Leona dad ex-con and now respectable businessman Jack Stuart, Broadrick Crawford, who want's Fiedler dead for hi turning his daughter into an falling on her face alcoholic together with Ironside & Stanger. Who both just happen to be there and are now able to prove that Fielder wasn't in fact killed three years ago and that Neil's death may have well been caused by his daughter Leona in a blind and drunken rage.

***SPOILERS**** The mystery of who murdered Leona's chauffeur Ralph Neil wasn't all that hard for Ironside to solve. Neil's killer was the fist person to be at the scene of the crime that the police somehow overlooked. It's when Leona invited Ralph Neil, who was hot for her, into her beach-house for a drink that he completely lost himself and ended up getting killed in the process. It was Ironside who tripped the killer up by faking a three year old traffic report, that Neil's killer fell for lock stock & barrel, making it impossible for Neil's killer time-line in the killing fit his alibi! As for Leona's dad Jack Stuart by resorting back to his old strong arm or better yet hit-man tactics to have Fielder as well as Ironside and Sanger murdered his life as a freed rich and law abiding citizen had abruptly came to a sudden end.

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