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Ransom for a Dead Man

richard williams paul columbo

(NBC, 3/1/1971, 120 mins). A clever lady lawyer hatches an intricate plan to do away with her wealthy husband for his fortune and then finds herself parrying with rumpled but wily homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo, who would go on to have a long-running TV series (1971-78). Lee Grant received an Emmy nomination for her performance.

Production Company Universal Television. Director Richard Irving. Executive Producer Richard Irving. Producer Dean Hargrove. Teleplay Dean Hargrove. Based on a Story by Richard Levinson, William Link. Photography Lionel Lindon. Music Billy Goldenberg. Editor Edward M. Abroms. Art Director John J. Lloyd.

Cast Peter Falk (Lieutenant Columbo), Lee Grant (Leslie Williams), John Fink (Michael Clarke), Harold Gould (Carlson), Patricia Mattick (Margaret Williams), Paul Carr (Hammond), Jed Allan (Phil), Charles Macaulay (Richard), Hank Brandt (Attorney), Jeane Byron (Pat), Richard Roat (Perkins), Norma Connolly (Celia), Harlan Warde (Paul Williams), Bill Walker (Corwell), Timothy Agoglia Carey (Bert), Judson Morgan (Judge), Richard O’Brien (Priest), Celeste Yarnell (Gloria), Paul Jolicoeur (Nancy), Lois Battle (Waitress), Reginald Fenderson (Mechanic).

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