Columbo/Candidate for Crime

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Candidate for Crime
Season 3, Episode 3
Airdate November 4, 1973
Teleplay by Irving Pearlberg,
Alvin R. Friedman and
Roland Kibbee &
Dean Hargrove
Story by Larry Cohen
Directed by Boris Sagal
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Candidate for Crime is the third episode of the third season of Columbo, and the twentieth episode overall.

Starring: Peter Falk (Lt. Columbo)

Guest Stars: Jackie Cooper (Nelson Hayward), Joanne Linville (Victoria Hayward), Tisha Sterling (Linda Johnson)

Co-Starring: Ken Swofford (Harry Stone), Robert Karnes (Sgt. Verson), Jay Varela (Sgt. Rojas), Vito Scotti (Chadwick), Regis Cordic (Deputy Commissioner), Sandy Kenyon (Harris), Jack Riley (Director), Mario Gallo (Dr. Perenchio)

with Jude Farese (Highway Patrolman), Clete Roberts (TV Anchor Man), Angelo Grisanti (1st Detective), Lew Brown (2nd Detective), Don Diamond (Larry), James G. Richardson (Shelly), Bill Andes (Campaign Mgr.), Lucille Meredith (Lucy), Katie Sagal (Secretary), Larry Burrell (Newsman)


Plot Overview

Columbo matches wits with a Senatorial candidate, who kills his bothersome aide and makes it look like an attempt on his own life.


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