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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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Dr. Wesley Corman
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Lydia Corman
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Nancy Walker
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Dick Sargent
Ron Cey ...
Ron Cey
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Adam Evans (as Marshall Teague)
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David Sherwin
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Sergeant
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Dentist
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Victor Bevine
John Roarke ...
John Roarke
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Horace Sherwin
Lynne Marta ...
Frances
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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 <jen@cistron.nl>

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Features Paul Burke's final acting role. See more »

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Columbo complains to Wesley that he has a "sensitive tooth on the left", as he chews his bagel on the right and holds his hand to his painful jaw - on the left. But when Columbo goes to the dentist, the dental work is done to a tooth on his right. And afterward, at the outdoor café, Columbo holds his hand to his painful jaw - on the right. See more »

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Nancy Walker: If a movie were to be made about their marriage, it would be 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Part 2'.
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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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Implausible but amusing
29 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

As incredible and implausible as it is I still like this one because it kept me entertained. John Reed makes a great villain.

It is not unusual that fate plays a big role in making Columbo's job easier. As an example, who would normally leave the parking stub on the windshield? Besides, wouldn't it be turned in at the garage gate? Of course, this is Hollywood where many unusual things happen everyday. So, never mind that "little detail." I certainly enjoyed this episode and I'm ready to watch it again.


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