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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When Ward is robbing the sandwich shop he's not wearing gloves. He takes and handles Clare's leather wallet and just tosses it away, yet his fingerprints aren't found on it by the lab. Later, when he's putting the revolver back into the Gun Room he again doesn't wear gloves. He wipes the gun with a handkerchief, but he still handles the gun after and should have left some pretty good prints since he had just cleaned it, but Columbo doesn't find any prints on it. See more
I sometimes have a funny effect on people, being a police lieutenant. At least I hope that's what it is.
"This Old Man' (uncredited)
Traditional English children's counting folk song.
Hummed by Peter Falk while in Shatner's dressing room. See more