Columbo: Season One
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1971
Directors: Richard Irving, Steven Spielberg, Bernard Kowalski, Jack Smight, Hy Averback, Norman Lloyd, Edward M. Abroms, Peter Falk
Rating: NR(Television)
UPC [Locale]: 025192-160738
Running time: 12:05 (725 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: October 16, 2012
Collection type: Owned (#4104)
Status: Available
Purchase date: October 01, 2014
Purchase price: Hidden
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Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
It's the landmark series that inspired an entire genre. Now, television's greatest detective, Columbo, is yours to own. Starring Peter Falk in his four-time Primetime Emmy®-winning role as the cigar-chomping, trench coat-wearing police lieutenant, this five-disc collection includes every fascinating episode from the series' first season. Also included are the two original Columbo movies: "Prescription: Murder" and "Ransom for a Dead Man." Columbo's first season features legendary guest stars like Robert Culp (I Spy), Ray Milland (Dial M for Murder), Eddie Albert (The Longest Day), Suzanne Pleshette (The Bob Newhart Show), Don Ameche (Cocoon), Leslie Nielsen (The Naked Gun movies) and Roddy McDowall (Planet of the Apes). It's no mystery why Columbo: Season One is the DVD set crime fans have been waiting for!

Episodes:
1. Prescription: Murder
2. Ransom for a Dead Man
3. Murder by the Book
4. Death Lends a Hand
5. Dead Weight
6. Suitable for Framing
7. Lady in Waiting
8. Short Fuse
9. Blueprint for Murder
DVD Covers
Columbo: Season One
Columbo: Season One
Misc.
 • Profile Contributors
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Genres
Crime
Drama
Television
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
TV
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Episodes 1-2
2Episodes 3-4
3Episodes 5-6
4Episodes 7-8
5Episode 9
Features
 • Scene Access
Crew
 1. Prescription: Murder
Direction
Richard Irving....Director
Writing
Richard Levinson....Screenwriter
William Link....Screenwriter
Richard Levinson....Original Material By
William Link....Original Material By
Production
Richard Irving....Producer
Cinematography
Ray Rennahan....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Richard G. Wray....Film Editor
Music
Dave Grusin....Composer
Sound
James T. Porter....Sound
Art
Russell Kimball....Art Director
Burton Miller....Costume Designer
Bud Westmore....Make-up Artist
 2. Ransom for a Dead Man
Direction
Richard Irving....Director
Writing
Dean Hargrove....Screenwriter
Richard Levinson....Story By
William Link....Story By
Richard Levinson....Original Characters By
William Link....Original Characters By
Production
Richard Irving....Executive Producer
Dean Hargrove....Producer
Cinematography
Lionel Lindon....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Edward M. Abroms....Film Editor
Music
Billy Goldenberg....Composer
Sound
Robert Bertrand....Sound
Art
John J. Lloyd....Art Director
Burton Miller....Costume Designer
 3. Murder by the Book
Direction
Steven Spielberg....Director
Writing
Steven Bochco....Writer
Richard Levinson....Created By
William Link....Created By
Production
Richard Levinson....Producer
William Link....Producer
Cinematography
Russell L. Metty....Director of Photography
Film Editing
John Kaufman, Jr.....Film Editor
Music
Billy Goldenberg....Composer
Henry Mancini....Theme By
Sound
David H. Moriarty....Sound
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
Burton Miller....Costume Designer
 4. Death Lends a Hand
Direction
Bernard Kowalski....Director
Writing
Richard Levinson....Writer
William Link....Writer
Richard Levinson....Created By
William Link....Created By
Production
Richard Levinson....Producer
William Link....Producer
Cinematography
Russell L. Metty....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Edward M. Abroms....Film Editor
Music
Gil Mellé....Composer
Henry Mancini....Theme By
Sound
David H. Moriarty....Sound
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
Burton Miller....Costume Designer
 5. Dead Weight
Direction
Jack Smight....Director
Writing
Richard Levinson....Created By
William Link....Created By
John T. Dugan....Writer
Production
Richard Levinson....Executive Producer
William Link....Executive Producer
Everett Chambers....Producer
Cinematography
Russell L. Metty....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Richard M. Sprague....Film Editor
Music
Gil Mellé....Composer
Henry Mancini....Theme By
Sound
David H. Moriarty....Sound
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
Burton Miller....Costume Designer
 6. Suitable for Framing
Direction
Hy Averback....Director
Writing
Jackson Gillis....Writer
Richard Levinson....Created By
William Link....Created By
Production
Richard Levinson....Producer
William Link....Producer
Cinematography
Russell L. Metty....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Budd Small....Film Editor
Music
Billy Goldenberg....Composer
Henry Mancini....Theme By
Sound
James R. Alexander....Sound
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
Burton Miller....Costume Designer
 7. Lady in Waiting
Direction
Norman Lloyd....Director
Writing
Steven Bochco....Screenwriter
Barney Slater....Story By
Richard Levinson....Created By
William Link....Created By
Production
Everett Chambers....Producer
Richard Levinson....Executive Producer
William Link....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Russell L. Metty....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Edward M. Abroms....Film Editor
Music
Billy Goldenberg....Composer
Henry Mancini....Theme By
Sound
David H. Moriarty....Sound
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
Burton Miller....Costume Designer
 8. Short Fuse
Direction
Edward M. Abroms....Director
Writing
Jackson Gillis....Screenwriter
Lester Pine....Story By
Tina Pine....Story By
Jackson Gillis....Story By
Richard Levinson....Created By
William Link....Created By
Production
Richard Levinson....Producer
William Link....Producer
Cinematography
Harry Wolf....Director of Photography
Film Editing
John Kaufman, Jr.....Film Editor
Music
Gil Mellé....Composer
Henry Mancini....Theme By
Sound
Melvin M. Metcalfe, Sr.....Sound
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
Burton Miller....Costume Designer
Albert Whitlock....Visual Effects
 9. Blueprint for Murder
Direction
Peter Falk....Director
Writing
Steven Bochco....Screenwriter
William Kelley....Story By
Richard Levinson....Created By
William Link....Created By
Production
Richard Levinson....Producer
William Link....Producer
Cinematography
Lloyd Ahern....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Robert L. Kimble....Film Editor
Chris Kaeselau....Film Editor
Music
Gil Mellé....Composer
Henry Mancini....Theme By
Sound
Roger A. Parish....Sound
Art
Arch Bacon....Art Director
Burton Miller....Costume Designer
Cast
 1. Prescription: Murder
Peter Falk....Lt. Columbo
Gene Barry....Dr. Ray Flemming
Katherine Justice....Joan Hudson
William Windom....Burt Gordon
Nina Foch....Carol Flemming
Virginia Gregg....Miss Petrie
Andrea King....Cynthia Gordon
Susanne Benton....The Blonde
Ena Hartman....Nurse
Sherry Boucher....Air Hostess
Anthony James....Tommy
 2. Ransom for a Dead Man
Peter Falk....Lt. Columbo
Lee Grant....Leslie Williams
John Fink....Michael Clarke
Harold Gould....Agent Carlson
Patricia Mattick....Margaret Williams
Paul Carr....Hammond
Jed Allan....Phil
Charles Macaulay....Richard
Henry Brandt....Attorney
Jeane Byron....Pat
Richard Roat....Perkins
Norma Connolly....Celia
Harlan Warde....Paul Williams
Bill Walker....Crowell
Timothy Carey....Bert
Judson Morgan....Judge
Richard O'Brien....Priest
Celeste Yarnall....Gloria
Lisa Moore....Nancy
Lois Battle....Waitress
Reginald Fenderson....Mechanic
 3. Murder by the Book
Peter Falk....Columbo
Jack Cassidy....Ken Franklin
Rosemary Forsyth....Joanna Ferris
Martin Milner....Jim Ferris
Barbara Colby....Lilly La Sanka
Lynnette Mettey....Gloria Jr.
Bernie Kuby....Mike Tucker
Hoke Howell....Sergeant
Marcia Wallace....Woman
Haven Earle Haley....2nd Reporter
 4. Death Lends a Hand
Peter Falk....Columbo
Robert Culp....Investigator Brimmer
Patricia Crowley....Lenore Kennicut
Ray Milland....Arthur Kennicut
Brett Halsey....Ken Archer
Eric James....Denning
Don Keefer....Medical Examiner
Len Wayland....Capt. Of Detectives
Lieux Dressler....Ceil Gentry
Barbara Baldavin....Brimmer's Secretary
 5. Dead Weight
Peter Falk....Columbo
Eddie Albert....Major General Martin Hollister
Kate Reid....Mrs. Walters
Suzanne Pleshette....Helen Stewart
John Kerr....Col. Roger Dutton
Val Avery....Harry Barnes
Timothy Carey....Bert
Clete Roberts....TV Newsman
Ron Castro....Officer Sanchez
Glen Vernon....1st Officer
Jimmy Pelham....2nd Officer
Jim Halferty....1st Marine Cadet
 6. Suitable for Framing
Peter Falk....Columbo
Ross Martin....Dale Kingston
Don Ameche....Frank Simpson
Kim Hunter....Edna Matthews
Rosanna Huffman....Tracy O'Connor
Joan Shawlee....Mitilda
Barney Phillips....Captain Wyler
Mary Wickes....Landlady
Vic Tayback....Sam Franklin
Sandra Gould....Matron
Curt Conway....Evans
Claude Johnson....Policeman
Dennis Rucker....Parking Boy (Joe)
 7. Lady in Waiting
Peter Falk....Columbo
Susan Clark....Beth Chadwick
Jessie Royce Landis....Mrs. Chadwick
Richard Anderson....Bryce Chadwick
Leslie Nielsen....Peter Hamilton
Joel Fluellen....Charles
Richard Bull....2nd Detective
Garry Walberg....1st Detective
Barbara Rhoades....Hostess
Jon Lormer....Hearing Officer
Frank Baxter....Fred
Susan Barrister....Waitress
 8. Short Fuse
Peter Falk....Columbo
Roddy McDowall....Roger Stanford
Anne Francis....Betty Bishop
James Gregory....David Buckner
Ida Lupino....Doris Buckner
William Windom....Everett Logan
Steve Gravers....Sergeant
Lawrence Cook....Murphy
Rosalind Miles....Nancy
Lew Brown....Farrell
Jason Wingreen....Policeman
Eddie Quillan....Ferguson
Stuart Nisbet....Pinstripe
Annette Molen....Girl
Jim Neumarker....Plainclothesman
George Sawaya....Man
 9. Blueprint for Murder
Peter Falk....Columbo
Patrick O'Neal....Elliot Markham
Janis Paige....Goldie Williamson
Pamela Austin....Jennifer Williamson
John Fiedler....Dr. Moss
Forrest Tucker....Bo Williamson
Bettye Ackerman....Miss Sherman
John Finnegan....Carl
Nick Dennis....Guard
Robert Gibbons....Clerk
Cliff Carnell....Officer Wilson
Jimmy Joyce....Workman