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?
The then new home video recording machines play a role in this episode. Two years later, home video recordings are believed to have played a role the murder of actor Bob Crane. See more
When Mark passes out after being drugged, his head falls below the top of the back of the couch. The camera angle switches to a rear shot of the back of the couch and Mark's head is now higher (above) the back of the couch. See more
I mean, a girl that you're gonna marry is much more apt to provide an alibi than a gofer.
This Old Man
Traditional English children's counting folk song.
[Sung without words by Columbo (Peter Falk) while walking towards Fowler's dressing room.] See more