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  • It's just a shame he had such a small role

    • by Orrymain

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      Dead Weight is another first season installment of the Columbo series, which was actually a once a month event back in those days. The show begins with the revelation that a major general’s private company won bids unfairly, thanks to the help of a corporal. When the corporal reveals that it’s possible they are about

      to be found out, he’s killed. The wrinkle is that from the waterways below, a woman witnessed the killing.

      Eddie Albert plays the retired Marine, Maj. Gen. Martin J. Hollister, and his victim was Colonel Roger Dutton, played by South Pacific’s John Kerr. The witness, Helen Stewart, was portrayed by Suzanne Pleshette with Kate Reid playing ...

      • her doubting mother.

        I always like seeing Kerr. It’s just a shame he had such a small role. Blink, and you’ll miss him. Albert is devious and cunning, and he plays the villain to the letter. He can bring on the devil when he wants to. He can also play those charming parts like

        he did on Green Acres. In Dead Weight, he’s not only the bad guy, but he goes after Pleshette, charming her in the hopes of convincing her that she hadn’t witnessed any murder.

        This is one of those episodes I’ve seen many times and I rarely turn it off. The acting is good, and the story is entertaining.

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