Columbo: Season 3, Episode 7

Swan Song (3 Mar. 1974)

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A gospel singer wants to be rid of his zealous wife. But a murder made to look like an airplane accident does not fool the wily Lt. Columbo.

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Tommy Brown
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Edna Basket Brown
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Roland Pangborn
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J.J. Stringer
Bill McKinney ...
Luke Basket
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Mr. Grindell
Janit Baldwin ...
Tina
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The Colonel
Lucille Meredith ...
Jean the seamstress
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Bennett
Don Mantooth ...
Phil (as Donald Mantooth)
Jefferson Kibbee ...
Frank
Bonnie Van Dyke ...
Maryann Cobb
Douglas Dirkson ...
Jeff the airport mechanic (as Doug Dirkson)
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A popular folk singer's plane has crashed. Two passengers have died, and one has escaped with minor injuries. Was it really an accident? How could it not have been? Or, was it really a nearly perfect murder? Columbo is called in to find out. Written by Cindy

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Trivia

Tommy Brown (Johnny Cash) spikes the coffee with drugs hidden in his guitar case. This actually happened to Cash in real life and was arrested while going through customs. See more »

Goofs

Columbo says that a Thermos is "metal inside glass". In fact, thermoses are invariably glass inside metal; they wouldn't work the other way around. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Brown: If he's busted that guitar, I'm gonna bust his neck.
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I Saw the Light
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Written by Hank Williams
Performed by Johnny Cash
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interesting, especially for Johnny Cash fans ...
19 November 2000 | by (Columbus, OH USA) – See all my reviews

I found this movie quite interesting, mainly for two reasons: 1) I am a Johnny Cash fan, and 2) I am a licensed private pilot. I thought Johnny did a decent job playing an ex-convict who turned his life around and became a famous folk/country/gospel singer. (Naturally, he *should* be good at this role--this is his life-story!) And, I enjoy just about any TV drama where flying and small airplanes are central plot elements. On the down side, I was disappointed that most of the "Christians" in the movie were depicted as money-grabbing hypocrites.


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