Columbo: Season 4, Episode 4

Troubled Waters (9 Feb. 1975)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
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Lt. Columbo takes a trip to Acapulco, but finds himself on a new case when a used car dealer commits murder on the cruise ship.

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Hayden Danziger is on a cruise with his older but much, much richer wife Sylvia. Rosanna Wells is on the same ship, as its singer. Rosanna and Hayden were recently lovers, after which Rosanna began blackmailing Hayden; so, having decided to kill her, he has planned the perfect crime - or so it seems, since Lt. Columbo is cruising on that very same ship and the captain has asked for his help. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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This story deals with a ship loaded with used car dealers. Actor Curtis Credel, who plays the magician, will later become owner and operator of his own used car lot. See more »

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Lloyd Harrington can be seen sitting at the piano during the magician's act. This comes right after the captain had confined him to his quarters for the murder of singer Rosanna Wells. See more »

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Capt. Gibbon: [noting Columbo's raincoat] O-o-oh, tell me, Lieutenant... um... do you expect inclement weather in the Mexican waters?
Lt. Columbo: No, they tell me the weather down there's great this time of the year.
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We gratefully acknowledge the co-operation and courtesies furnished by Princess Cruises and the offices and staff of the Sun Princess. See more »

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Referenced in Columbo: A Matter of Honor (1976) See more »

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Written by Franco Migliacci and Domenico Modugno (1958)
Sung by Poupée Bocar.
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Vaughn had to murder one of them
4 November 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Before putting his plan into murdering his mistress Poupee Bocan, Robert Vaughn should have checked the passenger manifest and if he noted the presence of the LAPD's best, but unprepossessing homicide man he might have postponed the murder to another time. As it was the plan was a pretty good one involving also framing Bocan's hot tempered ex-boyfriend piano player Dean Stockwell.

I won't go into it, but I will say that the plan also involved Vaughn being taken out of the action and having a perfect alibi. It also involves some split second timing in the carrying out of the deed.

Best scene in the film was Peter Falk interviewing Jane Greer who plays Vaughn's wife. She makes it abundantly clear that she wears the pants and controls the pursestrings in the family. With Bocan wanting him to leave Greer and Vaughn living on Greer's allowance, just what's a guy to do, but murder one of them.

Besides those mentioned Patrick MacNee plays the ship's captain, Robert Douglas the ship's doctor, and Bernard Fox the purser. Allegedly Mrs. Columbo was on the voyage, but as usual we don't see her. Hopefully she had a good time on the cruise as her husband got drafted into a working vacation.


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