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"Columbo" Suitable for Framing (1971)

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Original Air Date:
17 November 1971 (Season 1, Episode 4)
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Plot:
A wealthy art collector is murdered, and all signs point to a robbery gone wrong. But the nephew's alibi is a little too convenient, and Columbo pulls a fast one to ferret out the killer. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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very entertaining See more (23 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Ross Martin ... Dale Kingston

Don Ameche ... Frank Simpson

Kim Hunter ... Edna Matthews
Rosanna Huffman ... Tracy O'Connor

Joan Shawlee ... Mitilda

Barney Phillips ... Captain Wyler

Mary Wickes ... Landlady

Vic Tayback ... Sam Franklin

Sandra Gould ... Matron
Curt Conway ... Evans
Claude Johnson ... Policeman
Dennis Rucker ... Parking Boy (Joe)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerry Hausner ... Coroner (uncredited)
Ray Kellogg ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Jack Nance ... Gardener (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Party Guest at Art Gallery (uncredited)
Kenny Salvatt ... Party Guest at Art Gallery (uncredited)

Robert Shayne ... Rudy Matthews (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Hy Averback 
 
Writing credits
Jackson Gillis (written by)

Richard Levinson (created by) &
William Link (created by)

Produced by
Richard Levinson .... producer
William Link .... producer
Robert F. O'Neill .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Billy Goldenberg (music score)
 
Cinematography by
Russell Metty (director of photography) (as Russell L. Metty)
 
Film Editing by
Buddy Small  (as Budd Small)
 
Art Direction by
Archie J. Bacon  (as Arch Bacon)
 
Set Decoration by
Richard Friedman (set decorations)
 
Production Management
Henry Kline .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gilbert Mandelik .... assistant director (as Gil Mandelik)
 
Sound Department
James R. Alexander .... sound
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Burton Miller .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor
Steve Johnson .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Henry Mancini .... composer: theme
 
Transportation Department
Donald P. Desmond .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Steven Bochco .... story editor
Wayne Fitzgerald .... main title design
 
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Runtime:
USA:76 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:M (video rating) | Finland:K-7 (2004) | UK:PG (video rating) (2001) | USA:PG

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Trivia:
Ross Martin, who plays the killer, was Peter Falk's acting teacher.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: At 25 mins. when Columbo questions the painter Sam, the model obviously doesn't look anything like the woman Sam's painting and even her pose is completely different. It wouldn't matter if she was there or not.See more »
Quotes:
[Dale Kingston's confederate recoils at the sight of the body of Dale's uncle]
Dale Kingston:Pull yourself together. There's no reason to be frightened. Just my uncle. I assure you he's far more amiable now than he ever was when he was alive.
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Soundtrack:
Etude in E major op. 10 No. 3See more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
very entertaining, 4 June 2010
Author: stones78 from United States

This early season episode has an interesting twist about an art critic who murders his wealthy uncle in order to inherit an elaborate art collection, with the help of a young art student. Ross Martin portrays the snobbish nephew who devised the murderous scheme, and is questioned a few times by Columbo. Martin and Peter Falk have great chemistry, and I believe they were acquaintances many years ago as young actors, and you can tell they're both comfortable with each other in this segment also. Many familiar faces are present, like Don Ameche, Vic Tayback, and Kim Hunter and all add certain flavor in this episode as different, somewhat flamboyant characters. To me, Martin makes this episode shine, and it's especially amusing the way he knows that Columbo is after him, even though the detective plays coy as usual. Watch for some pretentious art types, and strange paintings as well.

My only qualm here is how confident and cocky the suspect acts around Columbo, and practically wears guilt on his sleeve. Many episodes make the suspect a bit too arrogant, and that's after the murder's been committed.

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