A war hero shoots and kills his business partner; an easily manipulated young divorcée is the only witness.

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Maj. Gen. Martin J. Hollister
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Mrs. Walters
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Helen Stewart
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Col. Roger Dutton
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Harry Barnes
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Bert
Clete Roberts ...
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Officer Sanchez
Glen Vernon ...
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James Halferty ...
1st Marine Cadet (as Jim Halferty)
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While on a sailing-boat, Helen Stewart witnesses far-away, inside a room, a man with a gun killing another. She notifies the fact to the Police and Lt. Columbo begins to investigate. The man is the famous General Martin Hollister, a war hero. Lt. Columbo searches his house and afterwards he is very doubtful about Helen's statement. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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27 October 1971 (USA)  »

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Kate Reid, who plays Mrs. Walters, Helen Stewart's mother, was only 6 years older than Suzanne Pleshette (Helen Stewart). See more »

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The portrait of Maj. Gen. Hollister appears to have an incorrect number of stars. His uniform is shown and has the correct number, two, but the painting appears to show four. See more »

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Maj. Gen. Martin Hollister: Mistakes have no gender.
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Not great, but has its interest points
27 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a fan of Columbo, I did sort of like this episode but it was also disappointing as well. I do have to agree that the witness was much more interesting and likable than the murderer, and that is probably the first time I felt that since watching Columbo. The pacing is also rather slow and the story is a little uneven, while it is compelling in spots due to the pacing some of it is a little dull as well. The script has its moments, like with Columbo and Albert's character, but it lacks the sophistication and humour that makes other episodes enjoyable. However, it is striking to look at, the direction is good and the score is very nice. Peter Falk is exceptional as usual, while Suzanne Pleshette gives a wholly sympathetic performance and Kate Reid is good too. Only Eddie Albert disappoints, his performance I never quite warmed to, but I think the way the character was written and the fact the murderer isn't as interesting has a lot to do with it. So overall, it is good but it isn't great. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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