Viveca Scott runs Beauty Mark, the cosmetics company whose products are in every woman's home. But sales are dropping, and she's counting on the miraculous new beauty cream created by her chief chemist to boost sales and overtake her rival, David Lang. But the chemist's assistant steals the formula. Scott attempts to negotiate with him, but in a rage knocks him over the head with a heavy microscope, killing him. Her rival's secretary finds out and attempts to blackmail her. But the cosmetics queen's worst news is that the rumpled, redoubtable Lt. Columbo is on the case. Written by
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Immediate beginning of the episode: woman sees doctor wearing rubber gloves from her perspective, but he wears no gloves from his perspective (when he touches her face) and then gloves again from her perspective. See more
Just think how many years Dr. Frankenstein must have spent in research.
Yeah, but he only made one little monster!
"The Girl from Ipamnema"
("Garota de Ipanema") (uncredited)
Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim (1962)
Portugese lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes
Toned down instrumental version played at fashion show
English lyrics by Norman Gimbel See more