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
Baldinotto da Pistoia
Did You Know?
Walter Koenig who plays Sgt. Johnson in this episode was Chekov in the Star Trek series in which William Shatner starred. See more
Ward's hand positions, whilst holding the chalk, after drawing the chalk circle on Columbo's back. See more
That's brilliant, sir. That's very impressive. No wonder you solve more crimes than I do, sir.
"This Old Man' (uncredited)
Traditional English children's counting folk song.
Hummed by Peter Falk while in Shatner's dressing room. See more