When i was 19-20 yrs.old Colombo had just come on tv,he was GREAT! I just happened to have had a dirty white trench coat that looked just like Colombos did and i wore it everywhere i went.Made me feel like I was Colombo!!! i loved it. Good bye Colombo,you'll be missed. G.
If you want to see a different Peter Falk then his TV shows, watch:
Murder, Inc. (1960)
Falk plays Abe Reles, a vicious thug who led the Murder Inc. gang and was believed to have committed thirty murders, for which he was never prosecuted.  The film was the first major feature role for Falk, who was nominated for a best supporting actor Academy Award for his performance. In his 2006 autobiography, Just One More Thing, Falk said that Murder Inc. launched his career