Ransom for a Dead Man

Columbo

Ransom for a Dead Man

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98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | English | 01 March 1971 (USA)

Season 1 | Episode 0

Leslie Williams, a brilliant tort attorney is bored by her husband, a respected member of the state supreme court. After trading on his famous name to get ahead, she tries to get her freedom by murdering him and concocts a scheme to make it appear that he's been kidnapped and held for ransom. After she pays the ransom to herself, his dead body is found. She may have fooled the FBI but not Lt. Columbo, who is aided by her vengeful stepdaughter.

Director
Richard Irving
Writers
Dean Hargrove (teleplay) Richard Levinson (story) William Link (story) Richard Levinson (based on a character created by) William Link (based on a character created by)
Stars
Peter FalkLee GrantJohn FinkHarold Gould