Columbo: Forgotten Lady (1975)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Police Detective Film  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This 2-hour TV movie stars Janet Leigh as a onetime musical star who dreams of a comeback. Leigh's autocratic and much-older husband Sam Jaffe refuses to finance her re-entry into show business. Leigh responds by killing Jaffe and placing the blame elsewhere. The plan almost works....and then Lieutenant Columbo (Peter Falk) comes waddling in. The Forgotten Lady was originally telecast September 14, 1975, as the first Columbo episode of The NBC Mystery Movie's fifth season. Watch for the closing clip from the early-1950s Universal musical Walking My Baby Back Home--starring Janet Leigh.

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music-star, police-detective, frame-up, husband, investigation, murder