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A character trademark of the TV detective Columbo, portrayed by actor Peter Falk, was to unbalance a homicide suspect he had been questioning by seemingly walking out of the room only to turn back to the suspect to ask “just one more thing.” The 1971 agreement between Universal City Studios and the successful TV series’ creators William Link and Richard Levinson permitted Universal to be a distributor of Columbo “photoplays.” The agreement refers to “photoplay” several dozen times in such references as “anthological photoplays,” “episodic photoplays,” “pilot photoplay,” “feature-length photoplay” and “television photoplays.” But the contract parties failed to include “just one more thing” when negotiating their 17-page memo deal and two-page rider: a definition of the key term “photoplays.”
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