Columbo (1971–2003)
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Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo 

A woman who blames Columbo for the loss of her husband sets out to get back at him.


Vincent McEveety


Richard Levinson (created by), William Link (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Falk ... Columbo
Helen Shaver ... Vivian Dimitri
Ian McShane ... Leland St. John
Edward Winter ... Charlton 'Charlie' Chambers (as Ed Winter)
Tom Isbell Tom Isbell ... Sgt. Brady
Teresa Ganzel ... Dede Perkins
Michael Alldredge ... Connolly
Hugh Gillin ... Priest at Funeral
Rosanna Huffman Rosanna Huffman ... Mrs. Thornwood
George Buck George Buck ... George Thornwood
Don Calfa ... Rudy
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Dr. Steadman
Peggy Walton-Walker ... Liz Cooper (as Peggy Walton Walker)
Joe Bellan Joe Bellan ... Joe
Robert Balderson Robert Balderson ... Jerry


A woman who blames Lt. Columbo for the loss of her husband sets out to get back at him. But before she goes after him, she first goes after the man who informed on her husband and by showing the Lt. how it feels to lose a love one; by going after his wife. Written by <>

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Release Date:

31 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'enterrement de Madame Columbo See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Much is made of the "special" orange marmalade Vivian Dimitri uses. She claims it's from England. It's easy to see the jar has a Polaner label. Polaner is based in New Jersey, and their products are easily available in any supermarket. See more »


Columbo: Gracie, what happened, you lost the chef?
Gracie: Chef?
Columbo: Brama, the big guy. He had one brown eye, one blue.
Gracie: He went back to Mazatlan two months ago. We have a new guy back there, now, Heinrich.
Columbo: Heinrich? You got a guy named Heinrich to make Chili?
[Gets up to leave]
Columbo: Keep the change.
[Puts money on counter. Turns to sergeant]
Columbo: Come on Brady, I gotta walk this stuff off.
[Walking outside]
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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Written by Hank Williams
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Columbo who got slapped
30 May 2015 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

What a wonderful surprise this episode that I did not know at all. But the last Columbo series season has not been very widely shown in France, unlike the previous ones. And this episode proves that this season is absolutely not the worst of all, on the contrary. The evil woman, the female killer is exquisite, and played by this unknown gal, but so gorgeous. And I also appreciate all those surprising elements, such as this one emphasizing on Columbo's wife as the next murderer's victim, or the breakfast sequence, whilst Columbo invites the murderess at his "supposed" home. And the final scene when she slapped him...

Columbo will always remain for me one of the best TV series ever, and which never gets old.

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