Columbo Season 3

Columbo Season 3 Episode 1

Episode 1 - [Lovely But Lethal]
Details : Viveca Scott the founder of Beauty Mark Cosmetics is being threatened by her rival David Lang. When he finds out that her revolutionary cream formula actually removes wrinkles he has the formula pirated.
Guest Cast and Crew : Martin Sheen as Karl Lessing | Vincent Price as David Lang | Sian Barbara Allen as Shirley Blaine | Vera Miles as Viveca Scott | Bruce Kirby as Sergeant Kramer | Gino Conforti as Ferdy | Director : Jeannot Szwarc | Writer : Jackson Gillis | Writer : Myrna Bercovici |
Air Date : Sep. 23, 1973 | Rating ★★★★★★★

Columbo Season 3 Episode 2

Episode 2 - [Any Old Port In A Storm]
Details : Wine producer Adrian Carsini discovers that his younger brother Enrico plans to sell the family vineyards to pay his playboy-life debts and sets out to murder him. He locks him in a wine vault and turns off the air and conditioning then drags the body out to the ocean and makes it look like Enrico died during a scuba-diving accident. Columbo is suspicious of the contradictions that show up in the autopsy and soon realizes that Adrian is the murderer. The final clue is the wine that was spoiled when the vault's air conditioning was turned off. Only Adrian could tell the difference so Columbo secretly gets him to sample the wine and declare it unfit. Once Adrian realizes his wines were ruined he is forced to throw them over a cliff as Columbo looks on. In the end Columbo takes in a relieved Adrian confessing that Carsini is one of the few killers he was reluctant to bring in.
Guest Cast and Crew : Robert Walden as Billy Fine | Donald Pleasence as Adrian Carsini | Gary Conway as Enrico Carsini | George Gaynes as Everett | Joyce Jillson as Joan Stacey | Robert Ellenstein as Stein | Julie Harris as Karen Fielding | Vito Scotti as Maitre D' | Dana Elcar as Falcon | Monte Landis as Steward | Regis Cordic as Lewis | Robert Donner as The Drunk | Reid Smith as Andy Stevens | Director : Leo Penn | Writer : Stanley Ralph Ross |
Air Date : Oct. 07, 1973 | Rating ★★★★★★★

Columbo Season 3 Episode 3

Episode 3 - [Candidate For Crime]
Details : A Senate Candidate running for office kills his campaign manager by making it look like he was the target for the killer's bullet.
Guest Cast and Crew : Tisha Sterling as Linda Johnson | Jack Riley as Director | Jackie Cooper as Nelson Hayward | Katey Sagal as Secretary | Joanne Linville as Victoria Hayward | Ken Swofford as Harry Stone | Director : Boris Sagal | Writer : Dean Hargrove |
Air Date : Nov. 04, 1973 | Rating ★★★★★★★★

Columbo Season 3 Episode 4

Episode 4 - [Double Exposure]
Details : A film maker kills one of his clients. in a break during the screening of a new ad campaign
Guest Cast and Crew : Danny Goldman as Press photographer | Robert Middleton as Victor Norris | George Wyner as Film Editor | Chuck McCann as Roger White | Robert Culp as Bart Kepple | Richard Stahl as Ballistics man | Louise Latham as Mrs. Norris | Arlene Martel as Tanya | Francis De Sales as Patterson | John Milford as 1st Detective | Writer : Stephen J. Cannell | Director : Richard Quine |
Air Date : Dec. 16, 1973 | Rating ★★★★★★★

Columbo Season 3 Episode 5

Episode 5 - [Publish Or Perish]
Details : A publisher hires a Vietnam vet to kill his star author and thus give himself an alibi before the writer can defect to another publisher.
Guest Cast and Crew : Gregory Sierra as Lou D'Allessandro | Jack Cassidy as Riley Greenleaf | Mickey Spillane as Alan Mallory | Mariette Hartley as Eileen McRae | Jacques Aubuchon as Jeffrey Neal | John Davis Chandler as Eddie Kane | Writer : Peter S. Fischer | Director : Robert Butler |
Air Date : Jan. 18, 1974 | Rating ★★★★★★★★

Columbo Season 3 Episode 6

Episode 6 - [Mind Over Mayhem]
Details : Dr. Marshal Cahill head of a think tank is forced to protect his plagarizing son by killing the professor Nichols who discovered the plagarized information. Cahill programs a robot to take his place during a war game exercise that he runs from an isolated room then fakes a hit-and-run accident on Nichols and plants evidence to make it look like a drug theft gone awry. The first thing Columbo notices upon arrival is a match burned down to the base - something Columbo knows well because it's how you light a cigar. And Dr. Cahill is the only other cigar smoker around. There are a lot of other little things that Columbo notices as well and with the help of a child prodigy he discovers how Cahill used the robot to provide himself with an alibi. But without one major clue Columbo arrests the son to force Cahill who was willing to kill for his son to confess his crime to protect the boy.
Guest Cast and Crew : Robert Walker Jr. as Neil Cahill | Lou Wagner as Ross | Lew Ayres as Howard Nicholson | Lee Montgomery as Steve Spelberg | William Christopher as Male Scientist | Jessica Walter as Margaret Nicholson | John Zaremba as Coroner | John Davis Chandler as Eddie Kane | Josť Ferrer as Marshall Cahill | Arthur Batanides as Murph | Writer : Robert Specht | Director : Alf Kjellin | Writer : Steven Bochco | Writer : Dean Hargrove |
Air Date : Feb. 18, 1974 | Rating ★★★★★★

Columbo Season 3 Episode 7

Episode 7 - [Swan Song]
Details : A Country and Western singer kills his overpowering wife in a plane crash while he parachutes to safety.
Guest Cast and Crew : Johnny Cash as Tommy Brown | John Dehner as Roland Pangborn | Ida Lupino as Edna Brown | Janit Baldwin as Tina | Writer : Stanley Ralph Ross | Director : Nicholas Colasanto |
Air Date : Mar. 03, 1974 | Rating ★★★★★★★

Columbo Season 3 Episode 8

Episode 8 - [A Friend In Deed]
Details : A police commissioner provides an alibi to a friend who has just killed his wife. Later the commissioner kills his own wife and gets the friend to repay the favour.
Guest Cast and Crew : Rosemary Murphy as Margaret Halperin | Richard Kiley as Mark Halperin | Val Avery as Louie | Eric Christmas as Bruno Wexler | Writer : Peter S. Fischer | Director : Ben Gazzara |
Air Date : May. 05, 1974 | Rating ★★★★★★★