Columbo (1971–2003)
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Uneasy Lies the Crown 

The unsuccessful junior partner in a dental group, a bad husband and degenerate gambler, faces divorce and ostracism from his father-in-law's firm.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Wesley Corman
Lydia Corman
Nancy Walker
Dick Sargent
Ron Cey ...
Ron Cey
Adam Evans (as Marshall Teague)
David Sherwin
John Roarke
Horace Sherwin
Lynne Marta ...


A dentist is threatened by a divorce, because his wife loves another man, and his father-in-law, who wants to collect his gambling debts. He decides to kill his wife's lover, and frame his wife for it, to get out of the situation. Columbo tries to solve the murder. Written by Maarten Hofman <>

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28 April 1990 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Columbo makes a couple of references to having been in the force 22 years. It was indeed 22 years before this movie that the first ever Columbo movie was released. See more »


When Wesley injects Adam to remove his crown he injects the right side of his mouth but removes the crown from the left. See more »


Columbo: If you don't mind, sir, it's very cold out here, you think I could come in? This coat doesn't have a lining.
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Follows Columbo: Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo (1990) See more »


Mystery Movie Theme
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good but a ripoff
9 September 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the recycling of an old Macmillan episode that starred Stefanie Powers - notice I said Macmillan and not Macmillan and Wife. It was after Susan St. James left. That's the only reason I was disappointed in this episode - I'd seen it! It was "Affair of the Heart" on Macmillan. Strangely, Peter Falk himself did not realize that this episode had been previously done until I told him during an interview and sent him the Macmillan tape. Apparently, it was written by Steven Bochco, who also wrote for Columbo, and it was used again.

I enjoyed the Columbo episode more. The package was somewhat classier, including James Read, Paul Burke, and Jo Anderson. It also included a fun poker game that included Nancy Walker and Dick Sargent.

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