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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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Adam Evans (as Marshall Teague)
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David Sherwin
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John Roarke
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Horace Sherwin
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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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Steven Bochco originally wrote this script in 1973 for the third season but it was not made because Peter Falk felt the villain was not interesting enough. A few years later, Bochco used the story for a 1977 episode of McMillan & Wife (1971). Falk apparently changed his mind by the time this episode was filmed. See more »

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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 »

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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 »

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So much fun
23 June 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

James Read is so much fun as the dentist-killer in this ingenious episode that I've watched it four times. It is fun to watch the late sitcom stars, Nancy Walker and Dick Sargent, play themselves as two of Read's poker-playing buddies. And, Columbo is in great form. This one gets an "A" from me.


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