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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Director Patrick McGoohan
, also guest starring as an intelligence agent, inserted many references to his cult TV series, The Prisoner
(1967), including saying "Be seeing you!" and, in one scene, wearing an outfit almost identical to that which had been his standard costume in the earlier program. See more
Columbo and Brenner are conversing across the garden table and Brenner pours some juice from pitcher into glass filling glass about 1/3 full before he takes a sip. When the camera cuts to face Brenner the glass is shown almost full before the camera cuts again to show Columbo and glass is now less full again. Last camera cut again shows glass less full, but more full than after only sip taken by Brenner. Clearly editing shows different filming of sane scene. See more
Who is that behind the fat lady?
References The Prisoner
Un bel di vedremo
from Madama Butterfly
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Heard over the End Credits See more