Columbo (1971–2003)
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Lady in Waiting 

A mousy heiress murders her brother, pretending she thought he was a burglar. Lt. Columbo unravels her alibi.

Director:

Norman Lloyd

Writers:

Steven Bochco (teleplay by), Barney Slater (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Falk ... Columbo
Susan Clark ... Beth Chadwick
Jessie Royce Landis ... Mrs. Chadwick
Richard Anderson ... Bryce Chadwick
Leslie Nielsen ... Peter Hamilton
Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen ... Charles
Richard Bull ... 2nd Detective
Garry Walberg ... 1st Detective
Barbara Rhoades ... Hostess
Jon Lormer ... Hearing Officer
Frank Baxter Frank Baxter ... Fred
Susan Barrister Susan Barrister ... Waitress
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Storyline

Beth Chadwick has lived all her life controlled first by her father, then after his death, by her brother Bryce who manages the family business. Now she has fallen for Peter Hamilton, who works for Bryce. But, as usual, Bryce objects to her choice and threatens to fire Peter. So Beth decides to murder her brother and to do it in such a way to let it to appear like an accident. Lt. Columbo realizes at once the truth and starts looking for evidence. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 December 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Attente See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Barbara Rhoades and Leslie Nielsen both appeared in 2 Columbo episodes. Coincidentally they appeared in the same episodes. In "Identity Crisis", Leslie Nielsen was the murder victim and Barbara Rhoades was the woman taking photos at the pier. See more »

Goofs

At about 44 min in when talking about the new blue car a boom mic is reflected in the cars windscreen. See more »

Quotes

Peter Hamilton: Now, Lieutenant, you don't really think that Beth killed her brother in cold blood, now do you?
Columbo: Well, as a matter of fact... I do.
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Soundtracks

Love Theme from 'Red Sky At Morning'
(uncredited)
Composed by Billy Goldenberg
Heard during the bar scene
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Double indemnity
17 December 2019 | by stepcoachSee all my reviews

She was found innocent! (Period) The jury and the court found her not guilty.


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