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"Columbo" Any Old Port in a Storm (1973)

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Stanley Ralph Ross (teleplay by)
Larry Cohen (story)
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
7 October 1973 (Season 3, Episode 2)
A connoisseur running a California winery murders his younger half-brother to prevent him from selling the family business. Lt. Columbo is on the case. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Donald Pleasence ... Adrian Carsini
Joyce Jillson ... Joan Stacey
Gary Conway ... Enrico Guiseppe Carsini

Dana Elcar ... Falcon

Julie Harris ... Karen Fielding

Vito Scotti ... Maitre d'

Robert Donner ... The Drunk

Robert Ellenstein ... Stein

Robert Walden ... Billy Fine
Regis Cordic ... Lewis (as Regis J. Cordic)
Reid Smith ... Andy Stevens
John McCann ... Officer

George Gaynes ... Frenchman
Monte Landis ... Steward (as Monty Landis)
Walker Edmiston ... Auctioneer
Pamela Campbell ... Cassie Marlowe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rand Brooks ... Jerry - Wine Lab Assistant (uncredited)
Robert Doyle ... Winery Tour Guide (uncredited)
Charlie Jones ... Newscaster (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Bartender (uncredited)
Frank Puglia ... Janitor at Winery (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Leo Penn 
Writing credits
Stanley Ralph Ross (teleplay by)

Larry Cohen (story by)

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

Produced by
Robert F. O'Neill .... producer
Original Music by
Dick DeBenedictis  (as Dick De Benedictis)
Cinematography by
Harry L. Wolf (director of photography) (as Harry Wolf)
Film Editing by
Larry Lester 
Buddy Small  (as Budd Small)
Art Direction by
Archie J. Bacon  (as Arch Bacon)
Set Decoration by
John M. Dwyer 
Production Management
Wilbur Mosier .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Boston .... assistant director
Sound Department
David H. Moriarty .... sound
Julie Ann Johnson .... stunts (uncredited)
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 .... title designer: main titles
Jackson Gillis .... executive story consultant
Crew believed to be complete

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USA:96 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Sound Mix:
Australia:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-18 (2005) (DVD) (self applied) | UK:PG (video rating) (2005)

Did You Know?

Peter Falk whistles 'This Old Man' whilst on the telephone (an element he improvised). This was subsequently adopted as his character's theme tune.See more »
Continuity: In the restaurant, Columbo lights a cigar at his table. The cigar is in his mouth when he draws on it, then looks up and smiles as Mr. Carsini and his assistant approach the table. The camera angle changes and the cigar is suddenly gone from his mouth as he greets the pair.See more »
Karen Fielding:Do we really need it, Mr. Carsini?
Adrian Carsini:Nobody really needs a $5000 bottle of wine, Karen. I just don't want anybody else to have it.
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Movie Connections:
References This Gun for Hire (1942)See more »
This Old ManSee more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
one of columbo's best, 4 May 2013
Author: mmfowler from United States

I agree with those who say Donald Pleasance and Julie Harris make this a great episode. But the plot makes little sense: Why would Carsini turn off the A/C and ventilation in his wine cellar? Are we to believe a wine cellar is air tight and that someone tied up within it would suffocate? He should just have given his brother another clout on the head. And then in disposing of his many bottles of overheated wine, why would Carsini drive to the coast and toss them into the sea, unless he wanted Columbo to catch him at it? Why not pour them down the sink? Still, a great episode, mainly due to Donald Pleasance's extraordinary performance.

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