Columbo: Season 13, Episode 4

Murder with Too Many Notes (12 Mar. 2001)

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Findlay Crawford, a Hollywood film composer and conductor, murders a talented composer/musician who has been ghostwriting most of Crawford's work in recent years, including the entire score... See full summary »

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Findlay Crawford, a Hollywood film composer and conductor, murders a talented composer/musician who has been ghostwriting most of Crawford's work in recent years, including the entire score for the last film, which won an Oscar. Crawford is jealous of the young musician whose talent outshines his own. Will Columbo find out who did it? It's just one more thing. Written by Sally 4th

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The studio stage roof-top set erected atop the Technicolor parking structure nearly covered the entire parking structure' surface area. After the set had been constructed, the Santa Ana Winds started blowing taking part of the set's roof area off the structure. The flats performed like sails flying off the North side of the parking structure during the night. The following morning, the prop maker crew carried the flats back to the roof structure, reassembling the set for the following day of filming of the scenes occurring on the setting. The winds cleared the haze for a spectacular bright sunny Southern California day. See more »

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In the end credits of this film, it lists Richard Levinson as "Sidney Ritter", which is the name of the character who was the film director in this episode. However, Richard Levinson (creator of Columbo) died years before this was made and wasn't an actor. Charles Cioffi actually played Sidney. See more »

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Lt. Columbo: Just one more thing, sir.
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Follows Columbo: Death Hits the Jackpot (1991) See more »

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Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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Good if not great
27 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Murder with too Many Notes(love the title) was a good episode, but it was too flawed to be considered great. Starting with the good points, it is strikingly filmed, the music is delightful, there is some nice scripting and the acting from Peter Falk(not his best mind you, some of the more humorous parts such as "guess the piece" fell slightly flat) and Billy Conolly(toned down but surprisingly effective) is good. However, the plot isn't as strong this time around, the forensics for example as said already is dated and the ending especially was far too abrupt and underdeveloped. The pacing was uneven here, some of it was okay, some of it was slow and other parts felt somewhat frantic. The direction is a tad lacking as well. So overall, it is good, with some good performances, music and title, but the ending and plot fell flat for me. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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