Columbo/Publish or Perish

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Publish or Perish
Season 3, Episode 5
Airdate January 18, 1974
Written by Peter S. Fischer
Directed by Robert Butler
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Publish or Perish is the fifth episode of the third season of Columbo, and the twenty-second episode overall.

Starring: Peter Falk (Lt. Columbo)

Guest Stars: Jack Cassidy (Riley Greenleaf), Mickey Spillane (Allen Mallory), Mariette Hartley (Eileen Macrae), Jacques Aubuchon (Jeffrey Neal), John Chandler (Eddie Kane)

Co-Starring: Gregory Sierra (Lou D'Allesandro), Alan Fudge (David Chase)

with Paul Shenar (Sgt. Young), Jack Bender (Wolpert), Ted Gehring (Security Guard), Vern Rowe (Restaurant Manager), Lew Palter (Lab Technician), George Brenlin (Locksmith), J.S. Johnson (Palmer), Maurice Marsac (Walter), James Millhollin (Elderly Man), Maryesther Denver (Elderly Woman), Davis Roberts (Kramer), Rocky Frier (Parking Attendant)


Plot Overview

A publisher hires a hit man to take care of an author who was about to leave him for a rival company


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