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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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Herself
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Ron Cey ...
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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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28 April 1990 (USA)  »

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

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Columbo rules out that the drug was in the drink just because it wasn't in the first cup. Either the wife or someone hired by the husband could have put the drug in the rest of the drink. See more »

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Dr. Wesley Corman: Bet the winners, Lieutenant. I always bet the winners.
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References Batman (1989) See more »

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The Dentist
5 March 2016 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

James Read stars as Dr. Wesley Corman, a dentist who is about to be cut off by his wealthy father-in-law who has urged his daughter Lydia to finally divorce him, as he is believed to be a leach living off their money, so Wesley devises a scheme to murder the film star Lydia is having an affair with, then frame her for the crime, using poison used during a dental visit. Lt. Columbo(Peter Falk) finds many holes in the story, but struggles to find out just how Wesley pulled off the murder...OK episode is watchable but not especially compelling. One amusing if awkward scene involving a poker game with two actors(Dick Sargent and Nancy Walker) playing themselves that Columbo recognizes. Strange that in Columbo's world those actors exist, but previously appearing guest actors like Dick Van Dyke and Robert Conrad don't!


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