Columbo (1971–2003)
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A photographer murders his wife and blames her death on a bungled kidnapping. But Lt. Columbo has an even sharper eye than the Pulitzer Prize winner.

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Alvin Deschler
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Frances Galesko
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Ray
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Sgt. Hoffman
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Lorna McGrath (as Joanna Cameron)
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Thomas Dolan
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Paul Galesko is a famous photographer married to Frances, a nagging woman and a grumbler. Paul is moreover in love with his assistant, Lorna, so he decides to stage a fatal abduction of his wife. Everything seems to go very well to Paul, and the police accept his version of the events, but Lt. Columbo has some doubt. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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15 October 1974 (USA)  »

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Trivia

At the time of original broadcast, Dick Van Dyke was the spokesman for Kodak Instamatic (110 size film) cameras in a series of TV and print ads. See more »

Goofs

Sgt Hoffman gets a phone call and summons Columbo back into the office. When Columbo comes through the doorway, his tie is outside his collar. In the next shot, however, the tie is completely inside the collar. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Columbo: What is this, beef stew?
Thomas Dolan: That is the prevailing theory.
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Featured in Brilliant But Cancelled (2002) See more »

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Oh Rob!

Dick Van Dyke successfully shakes off his good guy image as an acclaimed photographer who offs his nagging wife and attempts to pin the blame on a kidnapper, actually a naive ex-con who is but a puppet in Van Dyke's scheme. Excellent Columbo once again finds the detective catching his killer with evidence that would never hold up in court, but like most of the early episodes (this is from season # 4), it's an entertaining cat and mouse game with Peter Falk in fine form.


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