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"Columbo" Dagger of the Mind (1972)

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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 »
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Nice the way he puts it together 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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Trivia:
Frame and Stanhope are performing "Macbeth" at the prestigious Royal Court Theatre, a Grade II listed building in London's Sloane Square.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During Frame and Fenwick's tuppence-a-point darts game in The Kings Arms, a man stands at the back watching the match. His stance alters notably between shots after Joe takes his second throw.See more »
Quotes:
Lillian Stanhope:I've always wanted to be in a horror film.
Nicholas Frame:Well, you certainly qualify.
Lillian Stanhope:Thanks.
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Soundtrack:
Pass Me BySee more »

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Nice the way he puts it together, 24 September 2012
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

After Bernard Fox was in Los Angeles and got to work with the ubiquitous Lt. Columbo, it seemed only fair that Columbo would get a trip to London to see what Scotland Yard was all about. Tagging along with Bernard Fox as Chief Inspector Durk, Columbo gets himself caught up in another homicide, one that does not immediately appear to be.

We've got a husband and wife team of murderers here, Richard Basehart and Honor Blackman play an acting couple that is a malevolent version of any number of famous husbands and wives, Olivier and Leigh, Burton and Taylor, or even the Lunts. With Basehart's complete connivance, Blackman has been carrying on an affair with producer John Williams in the hope of getting backing for their next play. When he overhears something that convinces him he's been had Williams pulls the plug on the whole matter. These two then kill him and take the body back to Williams's house and stage an accident.

Of course it doesn't fool Peter Falk and while he likes meeting this glamorous theatrical couple, Falk's mighty suspicious.

A rather ordinary item that Williams carried that shows up where it shouldn't trips up Basehart and Blackman. Nice the way Peter Falk puts it together though.

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