Matt Thompson is bludgeoned to death with a pipe wrench and suspicion immediately falls on 59 year-old Phil Canby. The wrench belonged to Canby and he was there that evening fixing a leaky ... See full summary »
A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the master of suspense and mystery. When the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents was revived in 1962, the name was changed, but the ... See full summary »
With his rumpled raincoat, ever-present cigar, bumbling demeanour and Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction, disarmingly polite homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo took on some of the most cunning murderers in Los Angeles, most of whom made one fatal, irrevocable mistake: underestimating his investigative genius.
Dr. Cal Lightman teaches a course in body language and makes an honest fortune exploiting it. He's employed by various public authorities in various investigations, doing more when the ... See full summary »
The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.
S. Epatha Merkerson,
Jesse L. Martin
Matt Thompson is bludgeoned to death with a pipe wrench and suspicion immediately falls on 59 year-old Phil Canby. The wrench belonged to Canby and he was there that evening fixing a leaky sink. The real problem however is that Canby is in love with Thompson's 19 year-old daughter, Sue, and they plan on getting married; everyone knew Matt Thompson was violently opposed to their relationship. Canby maintains his innocence throughout and the local Sheriff, who finds it very hard to believe that the mild mannered Canby would do such a thing, investigates. In the end, the true culprit is revealed. Written by
Yet another episode of the popular TV series that, apart from making the Hitchcock name a household word and his figure a veritable brand, also served as a fertile training ground for a host of future Hollywood directors (as much as a safe haven for its past stars). Again, this only proved to be borderline horror and at the very climax of it at that when the sweet, innocent heroine turns out to be a homicidal mental case but I found the thing most interesting for its intimate depiction of the controversial relationship between 52-year old (but acting 59) Tom Tully and 35-year old (but looking 19) Phyllis Love. Also on hand is Sheriff Alan Baxter who, apart from trying to keep the townspeople from lynching Tully, investigates the latter over the murder of Love's father (even if he had secretly suspected the true identity of the killer all along).
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