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Columbo

Short Fuse (Season 1, Episode 6)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Pressured to give up his birthright, a chemical company heir enacts a clever plan to get rid of his blackmailing uncle and take over the family business. But Lt. Columbo suspects the man's death was not just a tragic accident.
Writers
Jackson Gillis (teleplay by) (story by) | Lester Pine (story by) | Tina Pine (story by) | Richard Levinson (created by) | William Link (created by)
Composer
Gil Melle (as Gil Mellé)
Cinematographer
Harry L. Wolf (as Harry Wolf)
Editor
John Kaufman (as John Kaufman Jr.)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Jan 19, 1972

Release date
Jan 19, 1972 (United States)

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17 cast members
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Peter Falk
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Roddy McDowall
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Anne Francis
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James Gregory
David L. Buckner David L. Buckner   See fewer
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Ida Lupino
Doris Buckner Doris Buckner   See fewer
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William Windom
Everett Logan Everett Logan   See fewer
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Steve Gravers
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Lawrence Cook
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Lew Brown
Farrell Farrell   See fewer
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Jason Wingreen
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Eddie Quillan
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Stuart Nisbet
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Jim Neumarker
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Mike Lally
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Ratings Breakdown

7.2 / 10 | 1,615 votes