Tag Archives: Crime

Columbo: Blueprint for Murder

How do you hide a body so that nobody will ever be able to find it? Architect Elliott Markham thinks he has found the answer to that question, but Lieutenant Columbo might have other ideas… The Motive Elliott Markham is … Continue reading

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Columbo: Short Fuse

You’ve got to watch those people called Roger. They can be tricky folks to deal with. Roger Stanford is quite the practical joker and nobody likes one of those. They think they are funny, but they tend to end up … Continue reading

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Columbo: Lady in Waiting

The perfect crime. No need for an alibi. A man comes home, can’t get into the house, decides to use the French windows where his sister is supposed to be sleeping, trips the alarm she says has been switched off, … Continue reading

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Columbo: Suitable for Framing

Suitable for Framing is a very suitable title for this episode, because it is framed by two of the greatest scenes of any Columbo episode. The denouement in particular is quite possibly Columbo’s greatest moment, but the picture framed here … Continue reading

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Columbo: Dead Weight

Most episodes of Columbo revolve around a clever pre-meditated murder, committed by somebody highly intelligent and often powerful and/or rich. Although the murderer fits the usual profile (rich and powerful, in this instance a war hero), the murder itself is … Continue reading

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Columbo: Death Lends a Hand

In this, the second episode of the first season of Columbo, the brilliant Robert Culp stars as Carl Brimmer, an incredibly wealthy and successful private investigator. It seems that Columbo’s adversaries are going to follow a pattern of wealthy, powerful … Continue reading

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October Moth

This British B movie from 1960 is melodramatic and tries to be Film Noir, neither of which are qualities I particularly look for in a film. I only ended up watching it because it’s an extra bonus feature on the … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: The Fourth Square

This instalment in the Edgar Wallace Mysteries film series opens with a burglar sneaking into a darkened room, opening a safe, taking one specific item, and then sticking some little squares on the wall. It’s an odd and creepy start, … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: The Clue of the New Pin

I suppose the best way to describe this entry into the Edgar Wallace Mysteries film series is a locked room mystery. There certainly isn’t a lot of mystery apart from that, with the identity of the killer in no doubt … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Partners in Crime

When I started this episode playing I noticed that the running time was a bit shorter than usual for this crime series, at just over 50 minutes instead of the usual 60-ish. I was hopeful that it might be an … Continue reading

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