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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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
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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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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 dentist starts working on Adam Evans, he doesn't use saliva suction device, however in next shot Adam has device in left corner of mouth. See more »

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Dr. Wesley Corman: [referring to Columbo] That guy's a real pain in my butt!
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References Bewitched (1964) See more »

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Mystery Movie Theme
by Mike Post
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Classic Columbo--Lots of fun
20 May 2003 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the better second generation Columbos. The murder is ingenious and the murderer is more intelligent than many others in the later Colombos. He doesn't make any careless mistakes and if not for his arrogance in thinking he couldn't be caught, probably would have gotten away with it. James Read plays a charming and sophisticated villain. It's a pleasure to watch him spar with Colombo and to see his mounting irritation as Columbo keeps turning up as the proverbial bad penny ("uh, just one more thing, sir..."). The cameos by the murderer's poker buddies are a nice treat. Columbo's solution is equally fun and ingenious.


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