Columbo/A Friend in Deed

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A Friend in Deed
Season 3, Episode 8
Airdate May 5, 1974
Written by Peter S. Fischer
Directed by Ben Gazzara
Produced by Edward K. Dodds
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A Friend in Deed is the eighth episode of the third season of Columbo, and the twenty-fifth episode overall.

Starring: Peter Falk (Lt. Columbo)

Guest Stars: Richard Kiley (Commissioner Halperin), Rosemary Murphy (Margaret Halperin), Michael McGuire (Hugh Caldwell), Val Avery (Artie Jessup)

Co-Starring: Eric Christmas (Bruno Wexler), Eleanor Zee (Thelma), John Finnegan (Lt. Dreyer), Arlene Martel (Salesgirl), Victor Campos (Doyle), Joshua Bryant (Dr. MacMurray), John Calvin (Charlie Shoup), Byron Morrow (Amos Lawrence)

with James V. Christy (Sharkey), Alma Beltran (Mrs. Fernandez), Albert Popwell (Al Como), Ben Marino (Sgt. Ned Randall), Judson Morgan (Charles), Tom Castronova (Policeman), Paul Sorensen (Police Pilot), Bernie Kuby (Nathan Flowers), Mike Lally (2nd Bartender), Richard Lance (1st Patrolman), Eldon Burke (Photographer), Jack Krupnick (Limousine Driver)


Plot Overview

Columbo must prove that his own boss, the Police Commissioner, is a killer. The Commissioner's neighbor and friend admits to killing his wife during an argument, and the Commissioner then kills his own wife and tries to make it appear that a serial killer is on the loose.


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