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Columbo: Étude in Black

A symphony orchestra maestro tries to conceal an affair from his wife and the intrigues multiply.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x1
Airdate: Sunday September 17th, 1972

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Special Guest Stars
Myrna LoyMyrna Loy
As Lizzy Fielding

Guest Stars
John CassavetesJohn Cassavetes
As Alex Benedict
James OlsonJames Olson
As Paul Rifkin
Blythe DannerBlythe Danner
As Janice Benedict
Anjanette ComerAnjanette Comer
As Jenifer Welles

Co-Guest Stars
James McEachinJames McEachin
As Billy
Michael FoxMichael Fox
As Dr. Benson
Charles MacaulayCharles Macaulay
As Durkee
George GaynesGeorge Gaynes
As Everett
Don KnightDon Knight
As Mike Alexander
Pat MoritaPat Morita
As The House Boy
Dawn FrameDawn Frame
As Audrey
Wallace ChadwellWallace Chadwell
As TV Director
Main Cast
Peter FalkPeter Falk
As Lieutenant Columbo
Episode Notes
This episode marked the first appearance of Columbo's pet bassett hound. Columbo trying to figure out a proper name for the pooch would be a recurring gag on the series.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRichard Levinson  |  William Link
ProducerDean Hargrove
Associate ProducerEdward K. Dodds
Music SupervisorHal Mooney
Set DecoratorJohn McCarthy, Jr. (1)
Director of PhotographyHarry L. Wolf
Art DirectorArchie J. Bacon
Main Title DesignWayne Fitzgerald
Film EditorBuddy Small
Assistant DirectorBrad Aronson
Unit ManagerHenry Kline
Executive Story ConsultantJackson Gillis
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
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