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Fade in to Murder starring
Peter Falk
William Shatner Walter Koenig.
When flamboyant TV detective Ward Fowler kills his ex-lover it looks just like a plot from his weekly show - a perfect murder and a perfect alibi. But like so many before him, he had reckoned without the tenacious mind of crumpled Lt Columbo.


Unknown: Peter Falk
Unknown: William Shatner
Unknown: Walter Koenig.
Unknown: Ward Fowler
Unknown: Lou Shaw
Unknown: Peter Feibleman
Produced By: Everett Chambers
Directed By: Bernard Kowalski
Columbo: Peter Falk
Ward Fowler: William Shatner
Claire Daley: Lola Albright
Sid Daley: Alan Manson
Mark Davis: Bert Remsen
Sgt Johnson: Walter Koenig
Walter Gray: Frank Emmett Baxter
Tony: Timothy Agogua Carey
Molly: Shera Danese
John Channing: Michael Edward Lally
Joseph: Fred Draper
Director: Danny Dayton
Assistant director: J. P. Finnegan
Conroy: Victor Izay

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