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  • I believe this actually began as a mystery movie of the week, airing once a month in rotation with other mystery movies
  • I love the series, but Grant isn't someone who lures me into any performance
  • She's a strong performer, though, and definitely is up to being one of Columbo's challenges

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      Columbo: Ransom for a Dead Man is the first official outing for the TV series, Columbo. I believe this actually began as a mystery movie of the week, airing once a month in rotation with other mystery movies. The series was spawned by a movie called Prescription: Murder where Peter Falk’s Columbo takes on Gene Barry. In this first series presentation, it’s actress

      Lee Grant who gets to challenge the unassuming police detective.

      Grant plays an overly confident attorney who kills her handsome and then claims he’s being held for ransom. Eventually, the body is found and a murder investigation is begun. Things go well for the murderess until her step daughter shows up and insists she knows the truth, that stepmother dearest killed Daddy.

      One of the things ...


      • I noted early on, when all the police thought was happening was a kidnapping, was how the FBI agent in charge seemed so infatuated with Grant’s character. He really went out of his way to, well, it felt like he was charming her. There was nothing more to it in the story, but it intrigued me, the way that relationship went. Veteran performer
        Harold Gould played that role.

        I liked seeing Jed Allen as one of the other FBI agents. His role wasn’t very big, but it was a nice tidbit role for Allen.

        This really isn’t a favorite episode of mine. I love the series, but Grant isn’t someone who lures me into any performance. She’s a strong performer, though, and definitely is up to being one of Columbo’s challenges.




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