Columbo: Season 3, Episode 4

Double Exposure (16 Dec. 1973)

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A self-styled "motivation research specialist" uses subliminal cues to commit a murder. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Robert Middleton ...
Vic Norris
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Roger White
Louise Latham ...
Mrs. Norris
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Tanya (as Arlene Martell) (credit only)
Danny Goldman ...
Press Photographer
John Milford ...
1st Detective
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Film Editor
Richard Stahl ...
Ballistics Man
Francis De Sales ...
Patterson (as Francis DeSales)
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Housekeeper
Dennis Robertson ...
Detective Marley
Harry Hickox ...
2nd Detective
Ann Driscoll ...
Mrs. Halstead
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Storyline

Dr. Bart Keppel has a very high opinion of himself. Notwithstanding that opinion, he is being fired by Vic Norris, so Bart plans a murder, constructing a perfect alibi for himself while building evidence against the victim's wife. He kills Vic while running commentary on a promotional short film; but, even in the most perfect planning, there are bound to be some failures, and you can be sure that Lt. Columbo will find them out. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Trivia

Robert Culp's character of Dr. Bart Keppel wears a green single breasted blazer as one of his costumes. Culp also wore a green blazer in both of his other appearances as the murderer, Paul Hanlon in "The Most Crucial Game" and Investigator Brimmer in "Death Lends a Hand". See more »

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When Keppel leaves Columbo in the grocery, he walks along the back of the store, passing by a lady in red heading in the opposite direction. When Keppel reaches the far corner of the store, the lady in red is there ahead of him, shopping. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Bart Keppel: [at an intersection] Which way?
Lt. Columbo: Beg pardon?
Dr. Bart Keppel: Right or left? You didn't tell me where the murder was committed, Lieutenant, so I couldn't possibly know how to get there, could I?
Lt. Columbo: Turn right.
Dr. Bart Keppel: Nice try, though.
Lt. Columbo: Can't win 'em all.
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References High Plains Drifter (1973) See more »

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One of the very best Columbo-episodes
21 December 2000 | by (Alkmaar, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

"Double Exposure" is one of the best in this long running series that peaked in the 70's to my opinion. As these films are no whodunnit's, the detective's opponent needs to be a strong character. You bet Robert Culp is one.And he is in top-form as Bart Keppel with his 'subliminal cuts' in advertisement. I think I've seen this one about ten times now and it's still very good entertainment. Note : Culp is also in one or two other episodes, notably in 'The Most Crucial Game'. Brilliant cat-and-mouse-play.


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