Season 1, Episode 2 Ransom for a Dead Man
First Aired: March 1, 1971
From 1971: A trial for Columbo (Peter Falk) is a cunning lawyer (Lee Grant) who closes the case on her husband, and makes the murder look like a kidnapping. Clarke: John Fink. Agent Carlson: Harold Gould. Margaret: Patricia Mattick.
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- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: The classic whodunit about the razor-sharp detective with a rumpled raincoat, a bumbling manner and no apparent first name. He always has 'uh, just one more question' before nailing the killer. `Columbo' premiered as an NBC series (following a couple of hi… (more)