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"Columbo" Publish or Perish (1974)

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Director:
Writers:
Peter S. Fischer (written by)
Richard Levinson (created by) ...
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
18 January 1974 (Season 3, Episode 5)
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Plot:
A publisher hires a bomb enthusiast to murder a bestselling author of sex novels. Lt. Columbo is on the case. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
One of the best Columbo episodes ever See more (15 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Falk ... Columbo

Jack Cassidy ... Riley Greenleaf
Mickey Spillane ... Alan Mallory

Mariette Hartley ... Eileen McRae

Jacques Aubuchon ... Jeffrey Neal
John Davis Chandler ... Eddie Kane (as John Chandler)

Gregory Sierra ... Lou D'Allessandro

Alan Fudge ... David Chase

Paul Shenar ... Sgt. Young

Jack Bender ... Wolpert
Ted Gehring ... Security Guard
Vern Rowe ... Restaurant Manager
Lew Palter ... Lab Technician
George Brenlin ... Locksmith
J.S. Johnson ... Palmer
Maurice Marsac ... Waiter
James Millhollin ... Elderly Man
Maryesther Denver ... Elderly Woman
Davis Roberts ... Kramer
Rocky Frier ... Parking Attendant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

James Sikking ... Policeman in office (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Robert Butler 
 
Writing credits
Peter S. Fischer (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
Billy Goldenberg 
 
Cinematography by
William Cronjager (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Kimble 
 
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
Robert Gilmore .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Wallace R. Bearden .... sound (as Wallace Bearden)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Grady Hunt .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor
Arnold Baker .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Steve Johnson .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Henry Mancini .... composer: Mystery Movie theme
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... main title design
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
Germany:70 min | Italy:68 min | USA:73 min | 75 min (dvd release)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-18 (2005) (DVD) (self applied) | UK:PG | UK:PG (video rating) (2005)

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Trivia:
Columbo reviews the key plot points from a previous episode, "Columbo: Candidate for Crime (#3.3)" (1973).See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: (at around 37 mins) The camera pans the high rise where Riley Greenleaf's office is located. The episode (and the series) is set in the Los Angeles area, but the high rise pictured is the Bank of America world headquarters in San Francisco (featuring the black marble "Banker's Heart" sculpture in the plaza in front of the building) located at California and Kearny Streets.See more »
Quotes:
Mrs. Morgan:[to an apparently drunk Greenleaf] Sir, in your condition I should call the police.
Riley Greenleaf:[sarcastically] Madame, in your condition, i'd call a plastic surgeon.
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
One of the best Columbo episodes ever, 10 January 2009
Author: Vassago_F1 from Piekary Slaskie, Poland

A true Columbo classic with very intelligent and well-organized plot although it differs somewhat from the traditional one-on-one match-up.

Jack Cassidy is making a mark for himself again - similar to the other two episodes where he's co-starring - to complete the perfect cast.

Of course one must give a special call for pulp-writing legend Mickey Spillane and the gorgeous blonde Mariette Hartley both whom also appear in this episode.

Finally, the humorous restaurant scene with chili & frozen tea. Most of Columbo's personal gags involve the car, but not this time which makes it even better.

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