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"Columbo" Double Exposure (1973)

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Original Air Date:
16 December 1973 (Season 3, Episode 4)
A self-styled "motivation research specialist" uses subliminal cues to commit a murder. 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

Robert Culp ... Dr. Bart Keppel
Robert Middleton ... Vic Norris

Chuck McCann ... Roger White
Louise Latham ... Mrs. Norris

Arlene Martel ... Tanya (credit only) (as Arlene Martell)
Danny Goldman ... Press Photographer
John Milford ... 1st Detective

George Wyner ... Film Editor
Richard Stahl ... Ballistics Man
Francis De Sales ... Patterson (as Francis DeSales)

Alma Beltran ... Housekeeper
Dennis Robertson ... Detective Marley
Harry Hickox ... 2nd Detective
Ann Driscoll ... Mrs. Halstead
E.A. Sirianni ... Norbert (as E. A. Sirianni)
Manuel DePina ... 1st Detective
Thomas Bellin ... Technician
Peter Walker ... Narrator
Mary Beth Sikorski ... Receptionist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mickey Golden ... Bart Keppel's Caddy (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Parking Lot Guard (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Richard Quine 
Writing credits
Stephen J. Cannell (written by)

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

Produced by
Edward K. Dodds .... associate producer
Dean Hargrove .... executive producer
Roland Kibbee .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dick DeBenedictis  (as Dick De Benedictis)
Cinematography by
William Cronjager (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ronald LaVine 
Art Direction by
John W. Corso 
Set Decoration by
Bill McLaughlin (set decorations) (as William McLaughlin)
Production Management
Brad H. Aronson .... unit manager (as Brad Aronson)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Cook .... assistant director (as Phillip Cook)
Sound Department
Wallace R. Bearden .... sound (as Wallace Bearden)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Grady Hunt .... costumes
Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor
Steve Johnson .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Henry Mancini .... composer: Mystery Movie theme
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... main title design
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
70 min | USA:76 min (dvd release)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-18 (2005) (DVD) (self applied)

Did You Know?

'Chuck Mccann (I)', who plays Keppler's projectionist, played the title role in the 1971 movie, The Projectionist (1971).See more »
Continuity: When they are first going through the slides Columbo put in the film, the one of him looking at the lamp is backwards. It shows him on the right and the lamp on the left. During the final look at the slide it is shown correctly.See more »
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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Movie Connections:
References High Plains Drifter (1973)See more »


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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
One of the very best Columbo-episodes, 21 December 2000
Author: Jan Willem Wilkens from Alkmaar, Netherlands

"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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Goof? hipdadiddy
Any real subliminal cuts in this episode? scfc
Motive? tom_m_riddle2003
That wild sales movie?! paul-welty
it must have been the ones around the lamp.... ochinero
the double-breasted Robert Culp old_tv_guy
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