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"Columbo" Dagger of the Mind (1972)

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Jackson Gillis (teleplay)
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Original Air Date:
26 November 1972 (Season 2, Episode 4)
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Plot:
In London, a respected Shakespearean acting duo cover up the unintended killing of their producer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Columbo matches wits with Scotland Yard See more (27 total) »

Cast

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

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Richard Basehart ... Nicholas Frame

Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Tanner

Bernard Fox ... Det. Chief Supt. William Durk

John Williams ... Sir Roger Haversham

Honor Blackman ... Lillian Stanhope
John Fraser ... Det. Sgt. O'Keefe
Richard Pearson ... Diver

Arthur Malet ... Fenwick
Harvey Jason ... The Director

Ronald Long ... Mr. Jones
Hedley Mattingly ... Customs Man (as Hedley Mattingley)
John Orchard ... Country Constable
Peter Church ... Constable
Walker Edmiston ... Gardener
Gerald Peters ... Inspector Smythe (as Gerald S. Peters)
Sharon Johansen ... Miss Dudley
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ian Abercrombie ... Sidney (Party Guest) (uncredited)
Ronald Adam ... George, Steward at Supt. Durk's Club (uncredited)
Veronica Anderson ... Maid (uncredited)
Peter Ashton ... Photographer at Sir Roger's Funeral (uncredited)
Pauline Chamberlain ... Lady in Pub (uncredited)

Kenneth Danziger ... Reporter at Sir Roger's Funeral (uncredited)

Don Knight ... Stagehand outside dressing room (voice) (uncredited)

Fran Ryan ... Woman at airport (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Richard Quine 
 
Writing credits
Jackson Gillis (teleplay)

Richard Levinson (story) &
William Link (story)

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

Produced by
Edward K. Dodds .... associate producer
Dean Hargrove .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dick DeBenedictis (music score) (as Dick De Benedictis)
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Unsworth (director of photography)
Harry L. Wolf (director of photography) (as Harry Wolf)
 
Film Editing by
Ronald LaVine 
 
Art Direction by
Archie J. Bacon  (as Arch Bacon)
 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. (set decorations) (as John McCarthy)
 
Production Management
Henry Kline .... unit manager
Kenny Williams .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Dowell .... assistant director (as David M. Dowell)
Gary White .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Edwin S. Hall .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... special photographic effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Grady Hunt .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor
Steve Johnson .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Henry Mancini .... composer: Sunday Mystery Movie theme
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... main title design
Jackson Gillis .... executive story consultant
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
98 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-7 (2005) | USA:Not Rated
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Fraser tells Columbo near the end that "a policeman's lot is not a happy one." This phrase is a quote from Gilbert & Sullivan's 'Pirates of Penzance.'See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The tyres on Superintendent Durk's car in the London scenes are clearly of a different make to those on it in the scenes "in the country" (actually shot in the US).See more »
Quotes:
Sir Roger Haversham:Today I finally realize, after all my years as a producer, I... I've simply been taken - taken by a ham and a tart.See more »
Soundtrack:
The British GrenadiersSee more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Columbo matches wits with Scotland Yard, 19 May 2006
Author: (sylviastel@aol.com) from United States

In this Columbo episode, it features Honor Blackman (who denied a C.B.E.) and Richard Baseheart as an aging acting couple. The wife, Lilian Stanhope, played deliciously by Honor seduces a powerful older British gentleman to produce Macbeth for them to star in so they are not washed up like most actors and actresses in their predicament. Anyway, the plot is more like Macbeth and the film could be useful in an English class if you're teaching Shakespeare's Macbeth. Anyway, I have always enjoyed watching it from beginning to end. Let's not forget Wilfred Hyde-White who should have been knighted in the episode. Anyway, Columbo is a guest in their country and he becomes wrapped up in the investigation. While others have assumed it's just a robbery gone awry, Columbo always comes through. It's fun watching this delectable group of characters and props like an umbrella. It's great to see London location. I believe apart from the Mexican cruise that London was the only other place that Columbo got to travel too.

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