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"Columbo" A Stitch in Crime (1973)

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Original Air Date:
11 February 1973 (Season 2, Episode 6)
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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 (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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Armstrong ... Doctor (uncredited)
Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Craig Chudy ... Policeman in Operating Theater (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Cop with Orange Juice (uncredited)
Monty O'Grady ... Doctor (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Doctor (uncredited)

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
Henry Mancini .... composer: Sunday Mystery Movie theme
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... main title design
Jackson Gillis .... executive story consultant
Crew verified as complete

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74 min
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-7 (2005) | USA:Not Rated

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In the Dutch subtitles Dr. Hidemann is consistently called Dr. Hiedeman.See more »
Continuity: During the opening long-distance shot of Dr. Mayfield and Marcia walking along the pier, Marcia has her arms in front of her, hands clasped in front of her chest. The shot then switches to a close-up and her and Dr. Mayfields' elbows are linked.See more »
Dr. Barry Mayfield:Maybe Marcia knows more than she's telling.
Lt. Columbo:Oh, actually I think she knows less than she's telling.
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Columbo TV Movies Were As Good As Guest Star, 28 August 2001
Author: marquis de cinema from Boston, MA

Columbo is one of the mainstays of 1970s American television that is one of the longest TV movies in the history of television. These mini films were good or great depending on what name actor was guest starring and what interesting plot was involved. Columbo:A Stitch in Crime(1973) features a wonderful performance by Star Trek actor, Lennard Neimoy who butts heads with the title character. The story is fasciating to follow and the characters are just good enough to make this one of the best in the Columbo TV movies.

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