Columbo: Season 4, Episode 2

Negative Reaction (15 Oct. 1974)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
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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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Trivia

Paul Hanlon's distinctive fireplace fan in "Negative Reaction", which was also in Nelson Heyward's house in Columbo: Candidate for Crime (1973). See more »

Goofs

The fastidious driving examiner Mr. Weekly tells Columbo about a driving exam accident he had had "yesterday". This contradicts the DMV clerk's earlier statement that Mr. Weekly had come back to work that morning after having been out of town on previous days. See more »

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Mr. Weekly: It's called defensive driving.
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Columbo top 5 candidate

Ranks in my top 5 Columbo episodes. Van Dyke plays against type as slimy murderer and the scene with Falk picking up Drivers Test examiner Storch is the funniest of the series. Columbo trips up Van Dyke as he often does his suspects however with a more believable trap than usual.


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