Columbo: Season 9, Episode 5

Uneasy Lies the Crown (28 Apr. 1990)

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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 ...
Ron Cey ...
Adam Evans (as Marshall Teague)
David Sherwin
Raymond Singer
John Roarke
Paul Burke ...
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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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 Columbo explains his suspicions to the dentist at the race track, the dentist orders Columbo a Scotch. Just as they part the glass of Scotch changes positions between Columbo's hands and the little table a few times. See more »


Dr. Wesley Corman: You think I killed Evan?
Columbo: Yes sir, I do.
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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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