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Ironside/Buddy, Can You Spare a Life?

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Buddy, Can You Spare a Life?
Season 6, Episodes 8 & 9
Airdate November 16, 1972
Written by A.A. Roberts &
Peter Penduik
Directed by Don Weis
Produced by Albert Aley
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Buddy, Can You Spare a Life? is the eighth and ninth episodes of the sixth season of Ironside, and the one hundred thirty-ninth and one hundred fortieth episodes overall.

Starring: Raymond Burr (Robert Ironside)

Also Starring: Don Galloway (Det. Sgt. Ed Brown), Don Mitchell (Mark Sanger), Elizabeth Baur (Fran Belding)

Guest Stars: Geraldine Brooks (Marty Booth), Roger Perry (Lee Paxton), Antoinette Bower (Judy Kalvern), Lonny Chapman (Harry Amstead), Paul Hampton (Hal Murdoch), Johnny Seven (Lt. Carl Reese)

Special Guest Star: Cameron Mitchell (Ken Klaven)

and Sallie Shockley (Billie Jean Marcatti)

Co-Starring: Ray Middleton (Judge), Michael Lane (Nick Marcatti), Maggie Johnson (Beth Armstead), Kerwin Mathews (Eric Oakes), Marion Ross (Mrs. Bartell), William Campbell (Walter Booth)

and J. Pat O'Malley (Tim Hawkins)

with George Petrie (Warden Denny), Peter Bourne (Korchek), Casey MacDonald (Records Clerk), Alice Nunn (Mrs. Winston)


Plot Overview

The possibility that one old friend of Ironside was falsely convicted of the murder of another old friend leads him to revisit his old social circle and try to free the convicted man.


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