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.

Director:

Alan J. Levi

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Falk ... Columbo
James Read ... Dr. Wesley Corman
Jo Anderson ... Lydia Corman
Nancy Walker ... Nancy Walker
Dick Sargent ... Dick Sargent
Ron Cey Ron Cey ... Ron Cey
Marshall R. Teague ... Adam Evans (as Marshall Teague)
Mark Arnott ... David Sherwin
James A. Watson Jr. ... Sergeant
Steven Gilborn ... George
Raymond Singer ... Dentist
Victor Bevine ... Victor Bevine
John Roarke John Roarke ... John Roarke
Paul Burke ... Horace Sherwin
Lynne Marta ... Frances
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Couronne mortuaire See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

Nancy Walker appeared as herself in this Columbo. At one point Lt. Columbo recognizes her as the actress from the "Rock Hudson Show", a reference to McMillan & Wife (1971), a series that she had regularly appeared in, and an episode of which contained the original version of this Columbo story. Both McMillan & Wife and Columbo ran together as part of the Mystery Movie series for seven seasons in the 1970s. See more »

Goofs

Columbo complains to Wesley that he has a "sensitive tooth on the left", as he chews his bagel on the right and holds his hand to his painful jaw - on the left. But when Columbo goes to the dentist, the dental work is done to a tooth on his right. And afterward, at the outdoor café, Columbo holds his hand to his painful jaw - on the right. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Wesley Corman: [referring to Columbo] That guy's a real pain in my butt!
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References McMillan & Wife (1971) See more »

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Mystery Movie Theme
by Mike Post
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good but a ripoff
9 September 2004 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

This was the recycling of an old Macmillan episode that starred Stefanie Powers - notice I said Macmillan and not Macmillan and Wife. It was after Susan St. James left. That's the only reason I was disappointed in this episode - I'd seen it! It was "Affair of the Heart" on Macmillan. Strangely, Peter Falk himself did not realize that this episode had been previously done until I told him during an interview and sent him the Macmillan tape. Apparently, it was written by Steven Bochco, who also wrote for Columbo, and it was used again.

I enjoyed the Columbo episode more. The package was somewhat classier, including James Read, Paul Burke, and Jo Anderson. It also included a fun poker game that included Nancy Walker and Dick Sargent.


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