Columbo: Requiem for a Falling Star (1973)





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Former movie star Nora Chandler is furious when she learns that trusted secretary Jean Davis is about to marry gossip columnist Jerry Parks, especially since Parks is blackmailing Nora. Nora cannot let the wedding take place. She blows up Jerry's car, killing the driver instantly. But she has killed not Parks, but secretary Jean! Nora struggles to deal with two suspicious men: Parks, who thinks he knows who the intended victim was, and Lieutenant Columbo, who has his own reasons to zero in on Nora..
Mystery & Suspense , Television
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Anne Baxter stars in the Columbo thriller Requiem for a Falling Star. The story follows an aging Hollywood starlet who murders her assistant and stages it to look like a case of mistaken identity; and it's up to Lt. Columbo to sort it all out. The plot has a fair amount of depth to it, but the resolution is a bit too simplistic and is somewhat anticlimactic. However, Baxter has good on-screen chemistry with Peter Falk, and gives a very strong and engaging performance. A well-crafted mystery film, Requiem for a Falling Star is full of suspense and intrigue.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

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Good mystery, boosted by Anne Baxter's presence. Columbo does his usual snooping and follows his usually accurate hunches to solve a murder.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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