Columbo (1971–2003)
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Troubled Waters 

Lt. Columbo takes a trip to Acapulco, but finds himself on a new case when a used car dealer commits murder on the cruise ship.

Director:

Ben Gazzara

Writers:

William Driskill (teleplay by), Jackson Gillis (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Falk ... Columbo
Robert Vaughn ... Hayden Danziger
Jane Greer ... Sylvia Danziger
Dean Stockwell ... Lloyd Harrington
Bernard Fox ... Purser Watkins
Robert Douglas ... Dr. Frank Pierce
Patrick Macnee ... Capt. Gibbon
Poupée Bocar ... Rosanna Wells
Susan Damante ... Melissa
Peter Maloney ... Artie Podell
Curtis Credel Curtis Credel ... The Magician
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Storyline

Hayden Danziger is on a cruise with his older but much, much richer wife Sylvia. Rosanna Wells is on the same ship, as its singer. Rosanna and Hayden were recently lovers, after which Rosanna began blackmailing Hayden; so, having decided to kill her, he has planned the perfect crime - or so it seems, since Lt. Columbo is cruising on that very same ship and the captain has asked for his help. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassinio a bordo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The magician's box of props is labeled with the name of the actor playing the magician, Curtis Credel. See more »

Goofs

No bruise or mark ever shows on Rosanna Well's (Poupée Bocar) face, despite her having been punched hard with a man's clenched fist, enough to knock her down. Even with makeup such a contusion would show. See more »

Quotes

Lloyd Harrington: Wait, Lieutenant, the man in the photograph... Do you think he's the one that did it?
Lt. Columbo: Yes. But don't say anything. I haven't gotten him yet.
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Crazy Credits

We gratefully acknowledge the co-operation and courtesies furnished by Princess Cruises and the offices and staff of the Sun Princess. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Columbo: A Matter of Honor (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Not Unusual
(uncredited)
Written by Les Reed and Gordon Mills (1965)
Playd by ship's band
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The Cruise Ship
24 February 2016 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Robert Vaughn stars as Hayden Danziger, a used car salesman on a cruise to Acapulco with his wealthy wife Sylvia(played by Jane Greer) who has decided to murder his recent mistress, a lounge singer on the ship who is blackmailing him. Danziger concocts an elaborate alibi to establish his innocence, and implicate another boyfriend of hers(played by Dean Stockwell). By chance, a vacationing Lt. Columbo(Peter Falk) is also aboard, and asked to investigate the murder until the ship reaches Mexico. Can Columbo solve the crime before then? Patrick Macnee and returning actor Bernard Fox costar as ship officers. Mediocre entry has a good cast but a slack pace.


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