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Columbo - The Complete Fourth Season (1975)

1 rating: 5.0
Action & Adventure, Boxed Sets, and Mystery & Suspense movie directed by Alf Kjellin, Ben Gazzara, Bernard L. Kowalski, Harvey Hart, and Steven Spielberg

Legendary actor Peter Falk returns in his 4-time Emmy® award-winning role as everyone’s favorite trenchcoat-wearing Police Lieutenant in Columbo The Complete Fourth Season! From a spoiled kidnapping plot to murder at a historic military academy, … see full wiki

Genre: Boxed Sets, Action, Mystery, Adventure
1 review about Columbo - The Complete Fourth Season (1975)

Clues to a Classic

  • Apr 27, 2006
It is a cliche to say that Columbo is one on the most engaging and popular characters in television history. The clever detective with the rumpled raincoat is indelibly an American icon. The mysteries are memorable, the stories are engaging, and the writing is top-quality throughout. In season four it is no different. With guest stars like Dick Van Dyke and George Hamilton, the episodes are as alluring as Columbo's pretended and disarming demeanor. Arguably, Patrick McGoohan gives one of the best performances as a strict commadante of a military academy. (He seems so natural, cool, yet with an understated vulnerability.) There is a rich variety of backgrounds and methods to the murderers' methods throughout, so, even if you haven't seen these episodes since their inception, or for the uninitiated (or even if you have seen them recently on A&E) owning this DVD set is worth the price of admission. Today's viewers of "CSI" or other crime shows should also give "Columbo" a try. (The show and the character have stood up to the test of time.) Perhaps to be balanced one criticism remains: Sometimes the coincidences make some of the episodes seems slightly contrived, but the results will make even the most cynical viewer into a fan.

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