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Last Salute to the Commodore
Season 5, Episode 6
Airdate March 2, 1976
Written by Jackson Gillis
Directed by Patrick McGoohan
Produced by Everett Chambers
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Last Salute to the Commodore is the sixth episode of the fifth season of Columbo, and the thirty-seventh episode overall.

Starring: Peter Falk (Lt. Columbo)

Guest Stars: Robert Vaughn (Charles), Wilfrid Hyde-White (Kittering), John Dehner (Commodore Otis Swanson), Dennis Dugan (Sergeant Theodore "Mac" Albinsky)

Special Guest Star: Diane Baker (Joanna Clay)

Co-Starring: Bruce Kirby (George Kramer), Joshua Bryant (Wayne Taylor), Susan Foster (Lisa), Fred Draper (Swanny Swanson)

Co-Starring: Rod McCary (Coast Guard), J.P. Finnegan (Guard)

with Joseph Roman (Shop Foreman), Hanna Hertelendy (Woman), Jerry Crews (Watchman), Fred Porter (Sailor), Jimmy Joyce (Handwriting Expert), Tom Williams (Bartender)


Plot Overview

Columbo suspects the son-in-law of a murdered Naval officer of committing the crime, but when the son-in-law is himself killed, he's totally perplexed.


Arc Advancement





The Show

This is the only episode of the series where we don't see the killer at the beginning of the episode. It was an attempt to get the audience to solve the murder along with Columbo.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments