Columbo: Season 5, Episode 1

Forgotten Lady (14 Sep. 1975)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
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A faded dance star of film and stage murders her husband and makes it look like a suicide; Lt. Columbo doubts her seemingly perfect alibi.

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
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Grace Wheeler Willis
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Raymond
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Dr. Henry Willis
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Ned Diamond
Linda Gaye Scott ...
Alma (as Linda Scott)
Robert F. Simon ...
Dr. Westrum
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Sgt. Leftkowitz
Ross Elliott ...
Dr. Lansberg
Jerome Guardino ...
Harris
Danny Wells ...
Bookstore Clerk
Harvey Gold ...
Coroner
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Grace Wheeler Willis was a star, a very famous star. Every night in her house she sees one of her old movies. When she decides to set up a new show and her husband refuses to finance it, Grace coldly kills him, staging a suicide. Lt. Columbo is not deceived from her performance. But at the end, the murderer will escape her sentence, or perhaps not. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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John Payne's last role. See more »

Goofs

When Columbo walks away from his car, the ice-cream on his dog's face isn't there anymore. See more »

Quotes

Columbo: [alluding to his compulsiveness] A light goes on up here... and sometimes I can't turn it off.
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References The Poseidon Adventure (1972) See more »

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Camptown Races
(1850) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster
Performed by Janet Leigh from movie Walking My Baby Back Home (1953)
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The greatest of all Colombo episodes
14 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is without question the greatest Colombo episode of all time.The acting of Janet Leigh is breath taking, stunning and captivating.I have watched this episode several times and I never grow tired of watching it.The acting is superb on all levels by the entire cast and will keep you tied to the screen until the very end which takes a different twist then other Colombo episodes.Had this been a Movie on the silver screen it would be as well known as other great classic movies of the past. The entire fifth season is worth looking at but forgotten lady is the all time peak of all Colombo movies.You will find yourself singing to the Janet Leigh movie shown during the episode called Walking my baby.


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