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
Columbo's lit cigar completely disappears as he crosses the threshold from General Hollister's bedroom to the living room. See more
Early on in the Korean War, as a colonel commanding a regiment of armored cavalry, Hollister captured the imagination of the American people.