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"Columbo" Blueprint for Murder (1972)

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Director:
Writers:
Steven Bochco (teleplay by)
William Kelley (story)
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
9 February 1972 (Season 1, Episode 7)
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Plot:
Elliot Markham, a brilliant architect and con-man, murders a Texas millionaire and hides his body in order to keep his visionary construction project financed. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Patrick O'Neal ... Elliot Markham

Janis Paige ... Goldie Williamson

Pamela Austin ... Jennifer Williamson

John Fiedler ... Doctor

Forrest Tucker ... Bo Williamson

Bettye Ackerman ... Miss Sherman

John Finnegan ... Carl
Nick Dennis ... Guard
Robert Gibbons ... Clerk
Cliff Carnell ... Officer Wilson
Jimmy Joyce ... Workman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lars Hensen ... Man in Line (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Man in Line (uncredited)
Midori ... Miko (uncredited)
Clark Ross ... Man at Dedication (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Man at Dedication (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Peter Falk 
 
Writing credits
Steven Bochco (teleplay by)

William Kelley (story 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
Gil Melle  (as Gil Mellé)
 
Cinematography by
Lloyd Ahern Sr. (director of photography) (as Lloyd Ahern)
 
Film Editing by
Chris Kaeselau 
Robert L. Kimble 
 
Art Direction by
Archie J. Bacon  (as Arch Bacon)
 
Set Decoration by
Charles S. Thompson (set decorations)
 
Production Management
Henry Kline .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William J. Hole Jr. .... assistant director (as William Hole)
 
Sound Department
Roger A. Parish .... sound
Alfred J. Carranza .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Burton Miller .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor
Steve Johnson .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Henry Mancini .... composer: Mystery Movie theme
 
Other crew
Steven Bochco .... story editor
Wayne Fitzgerald .... main title design
 
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Runtime:
75 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-7 (2004) | UK:PG (video rating) (2004)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The only Columbo episode directed by Peter Falk.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In the scene where Columbo returns to the Building and Safety office, the calendar hanging next to the clerk's desk is from 1966; "Columbo: Blueprint For Murder" was produced in 1972.See more »
Quotes:
Columbo:Ya see, I figured you had the body somewhere, but what you really wanted was a fool-proof hiding place. Now what's better than a place that's already been searched - and at considerable cost and my embarrassment?See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The Architect, 20 February 2016
Author: AaronCapenBanner from North America

Patrick O'Neal stars as architect Elliott Markham, whose plans for a grand city named after his tycoon employer Beau Williamson(played by Forrest Tucker) are cut short by the disapproval of Beau, who blames his young wife for this unauthorized venture. Desperate, Markham kills Williamson, but conceals the body in order so that the wife will inherit, rather than a trust. His disappearance brings on Lt. Columbo(Peter Falk, who also directed for the only time) who is determined to unearth the body to prove murder, which may prove to be a most costly endeavor indeed for the police, which itself is no accident... Good entry with fine cast and plot.

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