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

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Original Air Date:
7 October 1973 (Season 3, Episode 2)
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Plot:
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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Cast

 (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)

Larry Cohen (story)

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
 
Stunts
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


Production Companies
  • Universal TV (from Universal City, California) (as Universal® Studios)
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Runtime:
USA:96 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-18 (2005) (DVD) (self applied) | UK:PG (video rating) (2005)

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Trivia:
'Any Old Port in a Storm' originally aired October 7, 1973. The story often mentions Tuesday the 18th. The only months in 1973 in which the 18th fell on a Tuesday were September and December. Much of the story takes place 6 days after the 18th, making it the 24th, but since there's no mention of Christmas Eve, the action must be taking place in September.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Columbo:Uh, excuse me. My name is Lt. Columbo, I'm with the Los Angeles Police Department, and I need a little help. Uh, can anybody here tell me - did it rain last Tuesday?See more »
Movie Connections:
References This Gun for Hire (1942)See more »
Soundtrack:
This Old ManSee more »

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7 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
message in the bottle, 2 February 2007
Author: Vasilii Naidionoff from Ukraine

Most of COLUMBO series present unequal duel between proletarian policeman and rich or (and) famous (succsessful) murderer. Usually there is hidden (sometimes open ) antipathy between Columbo and criminal.That is why often we see forbidden tricks by lieutenant Columbo (provocations,forgerys...).But not in the case of "Columbo: Any Old Port in a Storm ".Donald Pleasence perform character who commit murder because suffer from fact to lost only passion of his life - make good wine and collect beautiful expensive wine.His ratio scheme of murder breaks because of passion.Therefore the bottle of wine from Columbo to Carsini at final scene of the film - the sign of sympathy and understanding.

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