Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Vincent Price guest stars in Columbo: Lovely But Lethal tonight on ITV in HD.

UK fans of Vincent Price can catch the iconic actor in the 1973 Columbo mystery, Lovely But Lethal, tonight at 3.00am on ITV (Sky, Virgin, Freesat 103, Virgin HD 113, Freesat HD 119).

Columbo: Lovely But Lethal
Season 3, Episode – 1

Written by Jackson Gillis (from a story by Myrna Bercovici)

Directed by Jeannot Szwarc

Originally aired September 23, 1973

Peter Falk as LT. Columbo

Vera Miles as Viveca Scott

Martin Sheen as Karl Lessing

Vincent Price as David Lang

Sian Barbara Allenas Shirley Blaine

Fred Draper as Dr. Murcheson

Gino Conforti as Ferdy

Colby Chester as Jerry

Bruce Kirby as Lab Attendant

John Finnegan as Sergeant

Dick Stahl as Burton

Marc Hannibal as Fingerprint Man

Cosmetics queen Viveca Scott (Vera Miles) has developed a seemingly magic wrinkle remover, but the formula has been stolen by her former lover,chemist Karl Lessing (MartinSheen), who refuses to sell it back to her at any price. Taunted by Lessing, Scott bludgeons him in a fit of rage but also before he can sell it to her ruthless competitor, David Lang (Vincent Price). When Lang's secretary (Sian Barbara Allen) becomes a potential blackmailer Scott kills her as well…

• sourced from The Columbo Phile by Mark Dawidziak

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