Ward Fowler is an actor of a soap opera and his character is Detective Lucerne. His producer is Claire Daley, once his lover and now his blackmailer. Fowler decides to kill Claire and to do in such a way as to accuse her husband. Lt. Columbo begins to investigate and he is helped by Detective Lucerne who at a certain moment suspects the actor Fowler... Written by
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Did You Know?
This episode starred William Shatner, but also has a minor role for Walter Koenig, both of whom starred throughout the Star Trek series as Captain James Kirk and Pavel Chekov, respectively. See more
Ward's hand positions, whilst holding the chalk, after drawing the chalk circle on Columbo's back. See more
Is there anything that doesn't bore you, Clare?
Yes, silver certificates. I'd paper my bedroom with them.
"This Old Man' (uncredited)
Traditional English children's counting folk song.
Hummed by Peter Falk while in Shatner's dressing room. See more