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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)
Genre:
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:
Another Columbo great See more (14 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Levinson  creator
William Link  creator

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Runtime:
Germany:70 min | Italy:68 min | USA:73 min | 75 min (dvd release)
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Language:
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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Columbo tells publisher Riley Greenleaf about the case he investigated in "Columbo: Candidate for Crime (#3.3)" (1973), Riley says he wouldn't pay a cent for that story.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Eddie Kane mentions a "Bouncing Betty" to Riley Greenleaf, but when asked what it is, he describes an ordinary landmine.See more »
Quotes:
Lieutenant Columbo:For $100,000, ya don't kill off Rock Hudson.See more »

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Another Columbo great, 31 March 2012
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Columbo is one of my all-time favourites, and Publish and Perish epitomises everything about why I love the series so much in the first place. It is slickly filmed and very well made, and the electronic score adds much to the atmosphere. The script is tightly written with enough to tense and humorous moments to delight even the fussiest of all Columbo fans, and never lets go even at the conclusion, which is wholly satisfying and tense, and the story is clever and compelling. Peter Falk is the embodiment of the iconic detective, and Jack Cassidy in a suitably gritty proves to be one of the series' most memorable guest stars. John Chandler is also great as Kane, and Mickey Spillane's appearance is interesting(if not necessarily for the quality of his acting) Overall, Pulish and Perish is wonderful, a Columbo great. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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