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Requiem for a Falling Star
Season 2, Episode 5
Airdate January 21, 1973
Written by Jackson Gillis
Directed by Richard Quine
Produced by Dean Hargrove
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Requiem for a Falling Star is the fifth episode of the second season of Columbo, and the fourteenth episode overall.

Starring: Peter Falk (Lt. Columbo)

Guest Stars: Anne Baxter (Nora Chandler), Frank Converse (Mr. Fallon), Pippa Scott (Jean Davis)

and Kevin McCarthy (Dr. Frank Simmons)

Special Guest Star: Mel Ferrer (Jerry Parks)

Special Guest Appearance by: Edith Head (Herself)

Co-Starring: Sid Miller (Director)

with William Bryant (Sgt. Jeffries), John Archer (Paul), Jack Griffin (Gate Guard), Robert E. Meredith (Joe), Bart Burns (Sgt. Fields)


Plot Overview

Columbo takes on a faded movie star who killed her personal secretary with a car bomb.


Arc Advancement





The Show

In this episode, which uses Universal Studios' grounds heavily, Jack Webb was supposed to have made a cameo appearance, but that was cut out for time purposes.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments