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Extensive location shooting gives By Dawn’s Early Light a different look and feel to most Columbo episodes. What an epic televisual feast. Patrick McGoohan makes his Columbo debut as Colonel Lyle Rumford, a military man with military principles which he puts into practice at his military academy. Colonel Lyle C. Rumford, the proud Commandant of a military academy, is incensed that William Haynes, the owner of the property, wants to turn it into a co-ed college. Easily in the Columbo TOP 5 episodes. If you enjoy the show it would be greatly appreciated if you consider leaving ratings and reviews on these sites – particularly iTunes – as that can make a big difference to growing the podcast’s audience. I cannot rate it high enough. We got tons more insight into the villain’s motive, background, and character than we did in most episodes. The head of a military school kills one of the governors by sabotaging the gun which is used on Founder's Day. We just don't see this kind of pure acting on TV anymore from a character that is allowed so much screen time without the usual gimmicky intrusions or plot diversions . Q.) “By Dawn’s Early Light” takes place in a military academy whose commandant, Col. Lyle C. Rumford (McGoohan), murders the academy’s chairman of the board because the victim wants to replace him. His trademark sly smile and clipped verbal delivery from "Secret Agent" and "The Prisoner" are still there . Watching this takes me back to the 1970s with the unspoken references to the just concluded Vietnam war, and the conversion of the men’s academy to a co-ed college. Lt. Columbo takes up residence in the barracks to expose the killer. Columbo unrelentingly seeks to prove that Rumford had motive and opportunity to rig the cannon. This was about the same time West Point was opened to women cadets so for me the parallels to current events (a la 1974) helped make this a favorite episode. "By Dawn's Early Light " is a superb episode and is one of two ** definitive Columbo Mystery Movies that illustrates how one can 'change up things' without breaking the show's formula (unlike the abominable "Last Salute To The Commodore"). Rumford arranges for the cannon to explode by blocking its discharge with a cleaning rag and thereby making the explosion seem an unfortunate accident caused by a clumsy attendant. From "Veronica Mars" to Rebecca take a look back at the career of Armie Hammer on and off the screen. Episode review: Rest in Peace, Mrs Columbo, Five best moments from By Dawn’s Early Light. Director Harvey Hart took the helm for the first of his four Columbo episodes, while writer Howard Berk penned the first of his two shows (Berk would go on to write a pair of 1979 episodes of Mrs Columbo, but we’ll forgive him for that!). Rumford arranges for the cannon to explode by blocking its discharge with a cleaning rag and thereby making the explosion seem an unfortunate accident caused by a clumsy attendant.