Columbo/Dead Weight

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Dead Weight
Columbo: Dead Weight (1971)
Season 1, Episode 3
Airdate October 27, 1971
Written by John T. Dugan
Directed by Jack Smight
Produced by Everett Chambers
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Dead Weight is the third episode of the first season of Columbo, and the fifth episode overall.

Starring: Peter Falk (Lt. Columbo)

Guest Stars: Eddie Albert (Major General Martin Hollister), Kate Reid (Mrs. Walters)

Special Guest Star: Suzanne Pleshette (Helen Stewart)

Co-Starring: John Kerr (Col. Roger Dutton), Val Avery (Harry Barnes), Timothy Carey (Bert)

with Clete Roberts (TV Newsman), Ron Castro (Officer Sanchez), Glen Vernon (1st Officer), Jimmy Pelham (2nd Officer), Jim Halferty (1st Marine Cadet)


Plot Overview

A charming but crazy woman insists to Columbo that she saw a Five-Star General commit murder, but he can find no evidence of a body or that a crime even took place.


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