Season Six 3 Episodes October 10 1976 to May 22 1977, Information from: The Columbo Phile by Mark Dawidziak
"Fade in to Murder" (1976) Season: 6, Episode - 1
Director: Bernard L. Kowalski Written by: Lou Shaw, Peter Fiebleman Produced by: Everett Chambers Originally aired: October 10,1976 Run Time: (mins) Cast: Peter Falk as LT. Columbo
William Shatner as Ward Fowler Lola Albright as Claire Daley Alan Manson as Sid Daley Bert Remsen as Mark Davis Walter Koenig as Sergeant Johnston Danny Dayton as Director Timothy Carey as Tony J.P. Finnegan as Assistant Director Victor Izat as Conroy Shera Danese as Molly Jimmy Joyce as Camera Operator Frank Baxter as Walter Gray Fred Draper as Joseph
Ward Fowler, who plays debonair television detective Lieutenant Lucerne, has a reputation for being a difficult actor. His series is a hit, however, so the network and studio executives again and again capitulate to his demands. Although separated, husband and wife team Sid and Claire Daley continue to produce the Inspector Lucerne program. Claire continually advises everyone else to go along with their stars demands. Not even Sid knows that Claire is blackmailing Ward. Claire discovers Ward in Canada. She knows he deserted from the United States Army during the Korean War. If that information got out ,it would ruin Wards career. When Claire takes a phone call in Wards trailer, the actor overhears her saying she’ll be getting a sandwich at Tony’s Deli. Ward gets to Tony’s Deli just after Claire disguising himself with a ski mask and bulky parka he pretends to be a hold up man.
Columbo - "Old Fashioned Murder" (1976)
"Old Fashioned Murder" (1976) Season: 6, Episode - 2
Director: Robert Douglas (II) Written by: Peter S. Fischer, Peter Fiebleman Produced by: Everett Chambers Originally aired: November 28,1976 Run Time: (mins) Cast: Peter Falk as LT. Columbo Joyce Van Patten as Ruth Lytton Celeste Holm as Phyllis Brandt Jeannie Berlin as Janie Brandt Peter S. Feibleman as Milton Schaffer Tim O'Connor as Edward Lytton Jess Osuna as Dr. Tim Schaeffer Jon Miller as Sergeant Miller Anthony Holland as Darryl Lucy Saroyan as Elise Gary Krawford as Watch Salesman Eloise Hardt as Maid Morris Buchanan as Second Detective Giles Douglas as Photographer Plot:
Ruth Lytton is the curator of the Lytton Museum, a family-owned collection of medieval artifacts and art. She’s sharp, efficient, old fashion and proud of it. She tries to install a sense of these virtues in her devoted niece, Janie. The museum is controlled by Ruth, her brother, Edward ( who is the trustee ), and their fragile sister, Phyllis. Ruth is horrified when Edward tells her that he intends to shut down the museum. It is loosing to much money. He is certain that Phyills will go along with his wishes. Rather than leave it to a vote, Ruth moves with Machiavellian swiftness. She arranges for the shifty security guard Janie had hired to break into the museum that night and steal several pieces. Everything is insured so everyone will prosper by his actions.
Columbo - "The Bye-Bye Sky High IQ Murder Case" (1977)
"The Bye-Bye Sky High IQ Murder Case" (1977) Season: 6, Episode - 3
Director: Sam Wanamaker Written by: Robert Malcolm Young Produced by: Richard Alan Simmons Originally aired: May 22, 1977 Run Time: (mins) Cast: Peter Falk as LT. Columbo
Theodore Bikel as Oliver Brandt Kenneth Mars as Mike Mars Sorrell Booke as Bertie Hastings Samantha Eggar as Vivian Brandt Basil Hoffman as Mr. Danziger Howard McGillin as George Camponella George Sperdakos as Mr Wagner Jamie Lee Curtis as Waitress Todd Martin as Sergeant Burke Dorrie Thomson as Miss Elsenback Carol Jones as Caroline Treynor Carlene Watkins as Amy Fay Dewitt as Amgela Kathleen King as Suzy Mitzi Rogers as Receptionist
Friends since college, Oliver Brandt and Bertie Hastings are partners in a powerful accounting firm. And both are members of the Sigma Society, a club for geniuses. Bertie has discovered that flamboyant Oliver has embezzled funds to support his wife’s expensive tastes. Bertie has threatened to expose his partner to the wealthy clients he is cheating.
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