Columbo: Season 2, Episode 6

A Stitch in Crime (11 Feb. 1973)

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A surgeon has an ingenious plan for murdering his partner in a research project, but a nurse catches onto the scheme.

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Dr. Barry Mayfield
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Nurse Sharon Martin
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Marcia Dalton
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Dr. Edmund Hidemann
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Nurse Morgan
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Harry Alexander
Victor Millan ...
Detective Flores
Ken Sansom ...
Paul (as Kenneth Sansom)
Murray MacLeod ...
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Leonard Simon ...
Dr. Michaelson
Ron Stokes ...
Tom
Patsy Garrett ...
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Dr. Barry Mayfield is a highly successful and respected surgeon, but his patience leaves a lot to be desired. Nurse Martin becomes suspicious about his tools in sewing up internal organs in his most recent 'successful' operation (namely, his sutures). The good doctor kills her before she spills the beans, but Mayfield doesn't count on Detective Columbo's investigative skills, which quickly uncover a trail of murderous events. Written by Scott Dawson <sdawson@easynet.co.uk> / edited by statmanjeff

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The uniquely shaped Operating Room, with observation windows above, was also used as the Beauty Mark lab in Season 3 "Lovely But Lethal". See more »

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When Columbo leaves the surgical observation area, the overhead shot shows Paul sitting up and turned halfway towards Columbo. A moment earlier, in a different camera angle, he was leaning forward with both forearms on a counter. See more »

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Lt. Columbo: You know, that cleaning woman just now? You know, she said something strange to me. She said she saw Sharon Martin, and she was upset AFTER the operation.
Dr. Barry Mayfield: I'm afraid I don't understand.
Lt. Columbo: Well, it just seems kind of funny, doesn't it, I mean, since it was so successful that she'd still be upset?
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wonderful entry in the series
26 September 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have loved most of the Columbos. This one is a favorite because of the cast: Leonard Nimoy, Anne Francis, Nita Talbot and Will Geer. There's a wonderful relationship between Geer and Francis, which makes the murders all the sadder.

Of course, leave it to Nita Talbot to provide one of the funniest Columbo scenes, where she describes the differences between herself and her roommate, Francis. Paraphrasing: "She is kind and devoted to helping people, so she works in a hospital...I am only interested in shallow things like money, so I work for a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon." She's fabulous as always.


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