Leslie Williams, a brilliant tort attorney is bored by her husband, a respected member of the state supreme court. After trading on his famous name to get ahead, she tries to get her freedom by murdering him and concocts a scheme to make it appear that he's been kidnapped and held for ransom. After she pays the ransom to herself, his dead body is found. She may have fooled the FBI but Lt. Columbo, who is aided by her vengeful stepdaughter. Written by
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Produced as a second pilot for Columbo
(1971) three years after Prescription: Murder
(1968). Its success led to "Columbo" being made part of a rotating Mystery Movie wheel of programs for most of the 1970s. See more
When Columbo and Mrs. Williams are ordering drinks at the airport bar, a Boeing 747 can be seen taxiing toward them in the background. In the time it takes for Columbo to say "I'll have a Root Beer", the plane vanishes. 20 seconds later you can see the same plane taxiing farther into its parking space. See more
You know the soap you have in the bathroom, the ones shaped like little lemons? Well I was almost afraid to use 'em.
But that's what they're there for, lieutenant - to be used.
Well if you don't mind my asking: when you use one, and you put it back in the plate, how do you keep it from sticking to the others?
It's a problem.
That's what I figured.
References Perry Mason