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Columbo Season 1 Episodes

9 Episodes 1968 - 1972

Episode 1

Prescription Murder

Tue, Feb 20, 1968 120 mins

From 1968: In the first "Columbo" movie, a psychiatrist plots with his mistress to kill his wife. Dr. Ray Flemming: Gene Barry. Carol Flemming: Nina Foch. Joan Hudson: Katherine Justice. Burt Gordon: William Windom. Columbo: Peter Falk.

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Episode 2

Ransom for a Dead Man

Mon, Mar 1, 1971 120 mins

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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Episode 3

Murder by the Book

Wed, Sep 15, 1971 90 mins

Steven Spielberg directed this episode about a writer whose latest story is his partner's murder. Columbo: Peter Falk. Ken Franklin: Jack Cassidy. Joanna Ferris: Rosemary Forsyth. Lilly La Sanka: Barbara Colby.

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Episode 4

Death Lends a Hand

Wed, Oct 6, 1971 90 mins

The head of a private-investigation firm (Robert Culp) murders the woman he was following after she refuses to be blackmailed. Columbo: Peter Falk. Kennicutt: Ray Milland. Archer: Brett Halsey.

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Episode 5

Dead Weight

Wed, Oct 27, 1971 90 mins

Eddie Albert as a war hero who commits murder, then woos the only witness to his crime (Suzanne Pleshette). Columbo: Peter Falk. Nora Walters: Kate Reid.

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Episode 6

Suitable for Framing

Wed, Nov 17, 1971 90 mins

Ross Martin plays an art critic with a talent for murder. Columbo's the rumpled detective trying to spring a leak in his airtight alibi. Columbo: Peter Falk. Edna Mathews: Kim Hunter. Frank Simpson: Don Ameche. Tracy O'Connor: Rosanna Huffman. Evans: Curt Conway.

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Episode 7

Lady in Waiting

Wed, Dec 15, 1971 90 mins

After a woman murders her brother, Columbo tries to find the flaw in her crime. Peter Falk. Hamilton: Leslie Nielsen. Chadwick: Richard Anderson.

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Episode 8

Short Fuse

Wed, Jan 19, 1972 90 mins

Smoking is more than a health hazard when a nephew decides to knock off his uncle with a box of exploding cigars. Roger Stanford: Roddy McDowall. Columbo: Peter Falk. Valerie Bishop: Anne Francis. David Buckner: James Gregory. Doris Buckner: Ida Lupino.

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Episode 9

Blueprint for Murder

Wed, Feb 9, 1972 90 mins

Viewers are in the dark with Columbo as he tackles his toughest case: proving that an architect murdered a tycoon who refused to back his project. Columbo: Peter Falk. Goldie: Janis Paige. Jennifer: Pamela Austin. Williamson: Forrest Tucker. Dr. Moss: John Fiedler. Miss Sherman: Bettye Ackerman.

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