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
It would be totally impossible to witness the shooting inside a house from the distance that the witness was from the house, especially during the day since the interior of the house would be much to dark to see anything. See more
Maj. Gen. Martin Hollister
You know, Lieutenant, I don't see how a man, with the name of Columbo... shouldn't he be more at home on a boat?
Must've been another branch of the family, sir. How soon before we land?