Columbo: Season 6, Episode 1

Fade in to Murder (10 Oct. 1976)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
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An egotistical but successful star off a TV detective show murders his blackmailing producer and makes it look like a robbery.

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Episode complete credited cast:
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Mark
Alan Manson ...
Sid Daley
Lola Albright ...
Clare Daley
Danny Dayton ...
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Tony (as Timothy Agoglia Carey)
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Sgt. Johnson
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Conroy
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Molly
Jimmy Joyce ...
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Frank Emmett Baxter ...
Walter Gray
Fred Draper ...
Joseph (first scene, flubbed line)
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Ward Fowler is an actor of a soap opera and his character is Detective Lucerne. His producer is Claire Daley, once his lover and now his blackmailer. Fowler decides to kill Claire and to do in such a way as to accuse her husband. Lt. Columbo begins to investigate and he is helped by Detective Lucerne who at a certain moment suspects the actor Fowler... Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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When Ward Fowler sneaks into the wardrobe closet he stuffs clothes into a Black garbage bag. In the next shot, as he is leaving the room the garbage bag is now light grey. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Columbo: [to Lucerne] That's brilliant, sir. That's very impressive. No wonder you solve more crimes than I do, sir.
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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"This Old Man' (uncredited)
Traditional English children's counting folk song.
Hummed by Peter Falk while in Shatner's dressing room.
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Shatner at his hammiest -- delicious
23 June 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

The repartee between Columbo and Shatner who plays an actor playing a TV-detective. Columbo asks Shatner for help and the relationship between the two is hilarious throughout. The result is one of the more memorable entries of the series. This one gets an "A" from me.


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