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
Did You Know?
When Columbo flashes his badge in this episode, his first name, "Frank" can be seen alongside his photo. See more
General Hollister says he is sending his memorabilia items to his Alma mater, Marine Military Institute, MMI. This real life boys military academy was only founded in 1965. Even if the general were part of the first class and a senior at the time (approximately 17 or 18) he is too old in 1971 (episode air date) to have gone there only 6 years before. See more
Some men, Lieutenant, do not wanna look like an unmade bed!