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"Columbo" Double Shock (1973)

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Original Air Date:
25 March 1973 (Season 2, Episode 8)
A smarmy TV chef and his identical twin brother, a rigidly proper banker, are suspects in the electrocution of their rich uncle. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Martin Landau ... Dexter Paris / Norman Paris

Jeanette Nolan ... Mrs. Peck

Tim O'Connor ... Michael Hatheway

Julie Newmar ... Lisa Chambers

Paul Stewart ... Clifford Paris

Dabney Coleman ... Detective Murray
Kate Hawley ... Mrs. Johnson
Michael Richardson ... Young Lawyer
Robert Rothwell ... 2nd Detective
Gregory Morton ... Older Lawyer
Tony Cristino ... Stickman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mickey Golden ... Casino Gambler (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava ... Croupier (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Man in Bank Vault (uncredited)
Clyde McLeod ... Inspector (uncredited)

Marc Singer ... Young TV Doctor (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Robert Butler 
Writing credits
Steven Bochco (teleplay by)

Jackson Gillis (story by) and
Richard Levinson (story by) &
William Link (story by)

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

Produced by
Edward K. Dodds .... associate producer
Dean Hargrove .... producer
Richard Levinson .... producer (uncredited)
William Link .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Dick DeBenedictis (music score) (as Dick De Benedictis)
Cinematography by
Harry L. Wolf (director of photography) (as Harry Wolf)
Film Editing by
Larry Lester 
Art Direction by
Archie J. Bacon  (as Arch Bacon)
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr.  (as John McCarthy)
Production Management
Henry Kline .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brad H. Aronson .... assistant director (as Brad Aronson)
Sound Department
Edwin S. Hall .... sound
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 .... main title design
Jackson Gillis .... executive story consultant
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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74 min | Italy:70 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-7 (2005) | UK:12 (video rating) (2000) | USA:Not Rated

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Debut of actor Marc Singer (as the young Doctor on Mrs. Peck's television).See more »
Continuity: When Columbo helps Dexter in the cooking show, watch his shirt sleeves: Columbo rolls up his left sleeve, then his right. Then, half a minute later, the left sleeve has neatly rolled itself down, and even re-buttoned itself at the cuff, forcing Columbo to unbutton and roll it all over again.See more »
Columbo:Mrs. Peck? Mrs. Peck, I made a very poor introduction of myself to you, I know that. I'm a stranger in your house that you love and I'm here to do something that's not very pleasant, so I don't expect you to like me but I have feelings too, Mrs. Peck. Now, I'm sorry about being untidy. That's something that I can't control. That's a fault of mine that I-I, I don't know, I just can't correct that, and I've tried many years. I'm just very untidy. That's my nature, but I've never been un...See more »
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Simply worth watching!, 19 May 2006
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What a cast of actors and actresses in this Columbo episode, beside Peter Falk, you have Julie Newmar, Jeannette Nolan, Martin Landau as twins. Anyway, the old uncle dies mysteriously and it looks like a heart attack on the bicycle discovered by his fiancé, Julie Newmar, who plays the role so deliciously. Jeannette Nolan plays the other woman of the house, the housekeeper who prides herself on her talents and chides Columbo's sloppy and often typical behavior with his cigar. Martin Landau plays identical twins in this one. Each who accuse the other of murdering their uncle for money. Well, you'll just have to watch and see the outcome but I can assure you that it's always worth watching this one for the cast and the crew.

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