Inspector Columbo

Season 2 - episode: The Most Crucial Game
Original air date: November 5, 1972

Peter Falk as Inspektor Columbo

Guest Stars

  • Dean Jagger als Walter Cannell
  • James Gregory als Larry Rizzo
  • Robert Culp als Paul Hanlon
  • Susan Howard als Shirley Wagner
  • Valerie Harper als Eve Babcock

Special Guest Stars

  • Dean Stockwell als Erick Wagner


  • Cliff Carnell als Plainclothesman
  • Don Keefer als Deputy Coroner
  • Ivan Naranjo als Sgt. Hernandez, L.A.P.D.
  • Joe Renteria als Box Attendant Jimmy
  • Kathryn Kelly Wiget als Miss Johnson
  • Los Angeles Lakers als Los Angeles Rockets
  • Richard Stahl als Mr. Fremont
  • Val Avery as Ralph Dobbs

Art Director: Arch Bacon
Assistant Director: Brad Aranson
Associate Producer: EdwardK. Dodds

Costumes by: Grady Hunt
Created Levinson & William Link

Directed by: Jermey Kagan
Director of Photography: Harry Wolf A.S.C.

Editorial Supervision: Richard Belding
Executive Story Consultant: Jackson Gillis

Film Editor: J. Terry Williams

Main title Design: Wayne Fitzgerald
Music Score: Dick de Benedictis
Music Supervision: Hal Mooney

Produced by: Dean Hargrove

Set Ddecorations: John McCarthy
Sound: Edwin S. Hall
Sunday Mystery Movie Theme: Henry Mancini

Titles & Optical Effects: Universal Title

Unit Manager: Henry Kline

Written by: John T. Dugan