Grace Wheeler Willis was a star, a very famous star. Every night in her house she sees one of her old movies. When she decides to set up a new show and her husband refuses to finance it, Grace coldly kills him, staging a suicide. Lt. Columbo is not deceived from her performance. But at the end, the murderer will escape her sentence, or perhaps not. Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
Did You Know?
Columbo asserts that the movie Walking My Baby Back Home
(1953) is one hour and 45 minutes long. In fact, the actual running time for the movie is one hour and 35 minutes. See more
Dr. Willis falls asleep with both hands under the book. When Grace Willis enters the room a few minutes later to stage the suicide, his right arm is laying extended against his body above the covers and his left hand is under the covers. See more
[fining Columbo at the front door
Yes? Oh. Not YOU again. I spent the whole morning cleaning up after your men.
References This Gun for Hire
South Rampart Street Parade
Written by Bob Haggart and Ray Bauduc
Sung by Janet Leigh and The Modernaire
From the movie "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" (1953) See more