The UCLA Film & Television Archive’s Virtual Screening Room will stream “Enough Rope,” an installment of The Chevy Mystery Show, on Thursday, April 1 at 7PM ET/4PM PT. The episode starred Bert Freed and is notable for marking the first appearance of the Lieutenant Columbo, created by Richard Levinson and William Link.
Years later, Peter Falk took over the role of Columbo in the 1968 made-for-TV movie Prescription: Murder. A traditional pilot telefilm followed in 1971. Falk starred in Columbo on NBC from 1971 to 1978. A series of made-for-TV movies aired on ABC from 1989 to 2003.
The Chevy Mystery Show ran for 18 episodes on NBC between May and September 1960. The dramatic anthology was a summer replacement for The Dinah Shore Chevy Show.
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