Columbo (1973)





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This film was first aired as an episode of TV's Columbo. A brilliant, ambitious heart surgeon, jealous of an equally brilliant associate, arranges for his rival's death on the operating table. No one could possibly suspect him of deliberately killing his patient -- no one but Columbo, that is.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Television
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Universal Television Entertainment


Peter Falk
as Lt. Columbo
Will Geer
as Heideman
Anne Francis
as Sharon
Nita Talbot
as Marsha
Jared Martin
as Alexander

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Audience Reviews for Columbo


Columbo is my ultimate favorite detective. He is far more intelligent than his suspects give him credit for; which is part of his charm. I own all seasons of Columbo on DVD and watch them all the time.

Jennifer Carlson
Jennifer Carlson

Lt. Columbo faces off with Mr. Spock in the Columbo/Star Trek crossover, A Stitch in Crime. When a surgeon intentionally botches a patient's operation so that he'll appear to die of natural causes, Lt. Columbo has to prove the murder in order to save the patient's life. Leonard Nimoy gives a great performance and crafts a villain that proves to be a formidable challenge to Columbo. Additionally, the storytelling is well-done and delivers several interesting twists. A Stitch in Crime is a clever and intriguing thriller that boldly goes where Columbo has never gone before.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

Leonard Nimoy stars along with Peter Falk in this murder mystery. Less plausible than most Columbo episodes, it certainly has some far fetched moments, but I never lost interest.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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