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Rating: 7 stars


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Seen on: 11/11/2019

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Ransom for a Dead Man (1971)

Directed by Richard Irving

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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A brilliant tort attorney gets rid of her boring husband by faking his kidnapping and keeping the ransom. The FBI may be fooled, but not Columbo.

Length 95 minutes


Peter Falk | Timothy Carey | Harold Gould | Paul Carr | Charles Macaulay | Celeste Yarnall | Lee Grant | Norma Connolly | Harlan Warde | Bill Walker | Jed Allan | John Fink | Richard O'Brien | Jean Byron | Hank Brandt | Richard Roat | Patricia Mattick | Judson Morgan

Viewing Notes

The second Colombo movie before they launched the series. Despite Columbo’s overt male chauvinism this is a pretty good flick. Helps having Lee Grant as the main lead opposite of the detective.


3 months ago


Columbo: “I don’t know how you do it”

Attorney: “what?”

Columbo: “work for a woman”

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