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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) (verified as complete)

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

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Additional Details

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

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It's uncertain whether or not a goof occurs (calling over a character by an actor's name) when John McCann's character - only listed in the credits as 'Officer' - is called over as 'John.'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 »
Adrian Carsini:You're an Italian, aren't you?
Columbo:Uh, yes, sir, on both sides.
Adrian Carsini:Well, you should know about good wine. It goes with the heritage.
Columbo:Well, I guess I kind of messed up in that department. I'm gonna tell ya somethin' else - uh, I'm probably the only Italian in the world who can't sing either.
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Movie Connections:
References This Gun for Hire (1942)See more »
This Old ManSee more »


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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Classic, 31 January 2001
Author: anthonycwhittle from Vancouver, Columbia

This is my favourite Columbo of all time. Not only is it my favourite Columbo but it also stars one of my favourite actors in Donald Pleasence. Pleasence and Falk form a great chemistry the way they start to trifle around about making wine. At this point the viewer is treated to some of Columbo's best idiosyncratic traits that has made his character so famous. I was hoping that Pleasence and Falk would team up again for a second Columbo but my hopes came to an end when Mr.Pleasence passed away in 1995.

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