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"Columbo" Swan Song (1974)

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Original Air Date:
3 March 1974 (Season 3, Episode 7)
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Peter Falk ... Columbo

Johnny Cash ... Tommy Brown

Ida Lupino ... Edna Basket Brown

John Dehner ... Roland Pangborn

Sorrell Booke ... J.J. Stringer
Bill McKinney ... Luke Basket

Vito Scotti ... Mr. Grindell
Janit Baldwin ... Tina

John Randolph ... The Colonel
Lucille Meredith ... Jean the seamstress

Richard Caine ... Bennett
Don Mantooth ... Phil (as Donald Mantooth)
Jefferson Kibbee ... Frank
Bonnie Van Dyke ... Maryann Cobb
Douglas Dirkson ... Jeff the airport mechanic (as Doug Dirkson)
Larry Burrell ... TV Reporter Hal Fisher
Michael Lally ... TV Cameraman (as Mike Edward Lally)
Tom McFadden ... Police Pilot
Harry Harvey ... Manager (as Harry Harvey Sr.)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
W.S. Holland ... Band Member (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Man Tallying Figures (uncredited)
Bob Wootton ... Band Member (uncredited)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Nicholas Colasanto 
 
Writing credits
David Rayfiel (teleplay)

Stanley Ralph Ross (story)

Richard Levinson (created by) &
William Link (created by)

Produced by
Edward K. Dodds .... producer
Dean Hargrove .... executive producer
Roland Kibbee .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Dick DeBenedictis (music score) (as Dick De Benedictis)
 
Cinematography by
William Cronjager (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bob Kagey 
 
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
Phil Cook .... assistant director (as Phillip Cook)
 
Sound Department
Wallace R. Bearden .... sound (as Wallace Bearden)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Grady Hunt .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor
Steve Johnson .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Henry Mancini .... composer: Mystery Movie theme
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... main title design
 
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Runtime:
99 min | USA:98 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Australia:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-18 (2005) (DVD) (self applied) | UK:PG (video rating) (2005)

Did You Know?

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In-joke: As Tommy Brown (Johnny Cash) walks away from Colombo to board a flight he sings, soto voce, 'Kris Kristofferson''s "Sunday Morning Coming Down" which was a huge hit for Cash.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Columbo calls out to a mechanic working on an airplane in the hanger. The mechanic looks up and stands up straight. A second later, the mechanic is back under the hood of the airplane working on the engine as if he never stood up.See more »
Quotes:
Lt. Columbo:Any man that can sing like that can't be all badSee more »
Soundtrack:
Sunday Mornin' Comin' DownSee more »

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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
a wayward preacher meets up with Columbo, 16 August 2005
Author: blanche-2 from United States

This Columbo episode is a real treat, as it features a singing Johnny Cash and footage from one of his actual concerts. Cash plays a singing evangelist who, with his domineering wife, travels the country performing religious music in order to raise money for a new tabernacle. Johnny's a little upset as he never gets to see any of the money. When he makes noise about it, his wife, well played by Ida Lupino, to keep him in line, prances out an underage member of the choir whom Cash once seduced. The Cash character plots a great murder by crashing his plane with his wife and choir member in it while he parachutes out.

I thought Johnny Cash did a great job. He had such a tremendous voice and presence, and acting was very natural and relaxed. All in all, a wonderful "Columbo."

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