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"Columbo" Blueprint for Murder (1972)

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Director:
Writers:
Steven Bochco (teleplay)
William Kelley (story)
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
9 February 1972 (Season 1, Episode 7)
Genre:
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:
Midori ... Miko (uncredited)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Peter Falk 
 
Writing credits
Steven Bochco (teleplay)

William Kelley (story)

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 (director of photography)
 
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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Production Companies
  • Universal TV (from Universal City, California) (as Universal® Studios)
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Runtime:
75 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-7 (2004) | UK:PG (video rating) (2004)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This is one of the very few episodes where viewers do not see the murder being committed.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Elliot Markham is lecturing on Egyptian Architecture, behind him is a drawing of a cross-section of a pyramid with its passageways. When the camera zooms in on Columbo, who has just entered the lecture, and then focuses back to Elliot Markham, the passageways on the pyramid are shaped differently to what was previously shown.See more »
Quotes:
Elliot Markham:[as Columbo enters] Ah, the omnipresent constable!See more »

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2 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Pure murder, 14 July 2007
Author: from Fergus

Relative to other Columbo movies, this can only be rated a 1 (awful). I seriously do not understand what the other reviewers have seen in this appalling train-crash of a film. It was only through morbid fascination that I continued to watch it - to see what bizarre or inept decision the director would make next.

Another reviewer suggested that it was Falk's only directorial outing because it interfered with his acting role. In fact, I think the real reason lies with the studio bosses, who must have been horrified when they saw what he had done with their money. It's a wonder they didn't murder HIM.

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