Columbo/By Dawn's Early Light

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By Dawn's Early Light
Season 4, Episode 3
Airdate October 27, 1974
Written by Howard Berk
Directed by Harvey Hart
Produced by Everett Chambers
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By Dawn's Early Light is the third episode of the fourth season of Columbo, and the twenty-eighth episode overall.

Starring: Peter Falk (Lt. Columbo)

Guest Stars: Patrick McGoohan (Col. Lyle C. Rumford), Burr DeBenning (Captain Loomis), Madeline Thornton-Sherwood (Miss Brady), Tom Simcox (William Haynes)

Co-Starring: Mark Wheeler (Springer), Bruce Kirby, Sr. (Kramer), Sidney Armus (Corso), Robert Clotworthy (Boodle Boy), Karen Lamm (Susan)

and B. Kirby, Jr. (Cadet Morgan)


Plot Overview

A military strategist who now heads a Boy's Academy kills the Academy's owner and makes it look like a cannon accident.


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