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"Columbo" A Stitch in Crime (1973)

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Shirl Hendryx (written by)
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Original Air Date:
11 February 1973 (Season 2, Episode 6)
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Plot:
A surgeon has an ingenious plan for murdering his partner in a research project, but a nurse catches onto the scheme. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A movie that handles its usual formula really well. See more (30 total) »

Cast

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

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Leonard Nimoy ... Dr. Barry Mayfield

Anne Francis ... Nurse Sharon Martin

Nita Talbot ... Marcia Dalton

Will Geer ... Dr. Edmund Hidemann

Aneta Corsaut ... Nurse Morgan

Jared Martin ... Harry Alexander
Victor Millan ... Detective Flores
Ken Sansom ... Paul (as Kenneth Sansom)
Murray MacLeod ... Dr. Simpson
Leonard Simon ... Dr. Michaelson
Ron Stokes ... Tom
Patsy Garrett ... Cleaning Woman

Episode Crew
Directed by
Hy Averback 
 
Writing credits
Shirl Hendryx (written by)

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

Produced by
Edward K. Dodds .... associate producer
Dean Hargrove .... producer
 
Original Music by
Billy Goldenberg 
 
Cinematography by
Harry L. Wolf (director of photography) (as Harry Wolf)
 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Kimble 
 
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
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Foster H. Phinney .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Edwin S. Hall .... sound
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Grady Hunt .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor
Steve Johnson .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... main title design
Jackson Gillis .... executive story consultant
 
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74 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:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: The three items on Dr. Barry Mayfield's desk in his office change position, depending on camera angle.See more »
Quotes:
Nurse Morgan:Uh, please put out your cigar.
Dr. Edmund Hidemann:No, don't put it out.
Nurse Morgan:This is still a sick room, Doctor.
Dr. Edmund Hidemann:I know what it is. I also know it's the first human thing I smelled in two days, including your antiseptic presence.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A movie that handles its usual formula really well., 26 April 2008
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

Of course every Columbo movie is a cat and mouse play between the Lieutenant and the killer but in this movie this is perhaps more the case than in any other Columbo movie. This is mostly due to Leonard Nimoy and Lt. Columbo gets on his back pretty early on during their first meeting already. There is some great interaction between those two. It's great also to see Columbo get angry for once.

Leonard Nimoy is actually one scary looking dude and he has a great villainous look over him. Too bad he never really made a career as playing villains, I'm sure he would had been just perfect for it. He shows some great acting skills in this movie. Also Peter Falk is great once more as the scruffy Lieutenant, that also suffers from insomnia and is ill (again) this time. There is always something unusual going on with him.

The movie features all of the usual Columbo ingredients and it handles them well, so therefor this movie can be regarded as a simply good and also definitely above average Columbo entry. Also the amount of relieving comedy is just enough to also regard this movie as an entertaining one, without loosing any of its credibility as a murder-mystery.

The movie its story is using a fine setting of an hospital, that seems to really suit murder mysteries. It's like the story is really much special but its strong enough to keep you interested throughout. The killer himself is also definitely clever enough to provide the movie with some good clever moments. It's also all being told in a good quick pace, which makes the movie perfectly good to watch. It's one fine put together movie. It's definitely a step up from Hy Averback's previously directed Columbo movie "Columbo: Suitable for Framing". Also makes it sort of too bad that Shirl Hendryx never delivered any more Columbo screenplays. As a matter of fact he hardly wrote anything again after this and it seems to me that it was more of a writer who wrote stage-plays instead.

A great Columbo entry that follows the usual formula and does very little wrong doing so.

8/10

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