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"Columbo" Dagger of the Mind (1972)

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Writers:
Jackson Gillis (teleplay by)
Richard Levinson (story) ...
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TV Series:
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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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)
Dick Cherney ... Airport Security (uncredited)
Kenneth Danziger ... Reporter at Sir Roger's Funeral (uncredited)

Don Knight ... Stagehand outside dressing room (voice) (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Clark Ross ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Fran Ryan ... Woman at airport (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Man in Pub (uncredited)

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

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

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:
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:
After his character collects Columbo from Heathrow Airport, John Fraser, who has spent nearly all his career in the UK, only appears in scenes filmed outdoors, as part of the restricted filming in Britain.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Chief Superintendent Durk's car has an incorrect number plate format with 5 numbers, the maximum number of digits for a GB registered car has never been more than 4.See more »
Quotes:
[Durk takes Columbo to his men's club for tea and a bite to eat. A server appears with a cart of food]
Columbo:When you said tea, I was afraid we were going to get nothing but those tiny sandwiches. This is terrific.
George, Steward at Supt. Durk's Club:Why do you think we keep the ladies out, sir?
[Columbo is nonplussed]
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Soundtrack:
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Columbo Tours London -Leaves Wife Home, 29 December 2008
Author: getyourdander from United States

Columbo shows up in London without his suitcase as even when this was filmed, they lost them. He says it is his wife's case but why he came to London without his wife when I am sure Scotland Yard would have paid for both of them? This is a nice tourist episode as a lot of Londons sights are shown. The cast is great as almost the entire cast became well known to American audiences after this was made. Honor Blackman is a bonus as she is a great performer and she was already known as Pussy Galore before this.

The plot on this one is a little weak in that the murder is an accident and Columbo has to result to trickery to trip up the murder solution rather than using his usual proved police methods of homicide investigation. Then again, as this episode was done more for the famous cast and London scenery, I didn't really mind.

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