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Columbo

Ransom for a Dead Man (Season 1, Episode 0)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A brilliant tort attorney gets rid of her boring husband by faking his kidnapping and keeping the ransom. The FBI may be fooled, but not Columbo.
Writers
Dean Hargrove (teleplay by) | Richard Levinson (story by) (based on a character created by) | William Link (story by) (based on a character created by)
Cinematographer
Status
Edit Released
Updated Mar 1, 1971

Release date
Mar 1, 1971 (United States)

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Peter Falk
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Lee Grant
Leslie Williams Leslie Williams   See fewer
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John Fink
Michael Clark Michael Clark   See fewer
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Harold Gould
Agent Carlson Agent Carlson   See fewer
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Patricia Mattick
Margaret Williams Margaret Williams   See fewer
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Charles Macaulay
Richard Richard   See fewer
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Hank Brandt
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Jean Byron
Pat (as Jeane Byron) Pat (as Jeane Byron)   See fewer
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Richard Roat
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Harlan Warde
Paul Williams Paul Williams   See fewer
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Bill Walker
Crowell Crowell   See fewer
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Lisa Moore
Nancy Nancy   See fewer
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Lois Battle
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Ratings Breakdown

7.7 / 10 | 2,095 votes