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
Ward and Mark watch a televised Dodgers baseball game. Though it's night, the live game occurs on a bright sunny day. 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