The deceptively absent-minded police lieutenant, Columbo, investigates a complex murder case, pitting his wits against a wily secret agent working for a covert government organisation. Written by
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When the Director reveals himself and his Agency's involvement in the murder to Lt. Columbo, he shows a card identifying himself as "Phil Corrigan, Secret Agent X-9," which is actually the title of a vintage newspaper comic strip and the name of its hero, created by Dashiell Hammett
, and filmed twice by the studio responsible for these "Columbo" telefilms, Universal, as a Saturday matinee cliffhanger serial, in 1937 and 1945, although the first time they changed the character's name to "Dexter". See more
Joyce the camera lady's hands are both down on the counter when Columbo says "Let me check over something." The camera changes and Joyce's left hand is now up, touching her face. See more
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References Secret Agent X-9
Un bel di vedremo
from Madama Butterfly
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Heard over the End Credits See more