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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Patrick MacGoohan's accent could hardly be described as neutral. It would be best described as English (or Irish). It seems that when he does attempt the American accent, it is masked by the latter as when he played the warden in "Escape from Alcatraz". See more
Two goofs in one scene: When Columbo first meets Nelson Brenner in the hallway outside the lecture room, Columbo hands a photo to Mr. Brenner, who looks at it then hands it back to Columbo. In the very next shot, as Brenner walks away, he is handing the photo back AGAIN to Columbo. Then Columbo and Brenner go into a nearby room where Brenner pulls out a small address-book type notepad and writes in it. In the next shot, suddenly the small notebook in Brenner's hands is replaced with a full-sized pile of papers. See more
Do you like music?
Well, I hear it all the time.
References Secret Agent X-9
Un bel di vedremo
from Madama Butterfly
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Heard over the End Credits See more