The Lytton family owns a museum. Ruth and Edward have devoted their life to the museum but things are not going well. So Edward has decided to sell it. Ruth doesn't agree and plans otherwise. She has a niece, Janie, whom she loves more than her mother does, and has hired Milton Schaffer, a petty thief who is the brother of her niece's lover. What scheme is in her mind? Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
Did You Know?
The mansion that the Lyttons live in is the same one that Bruce Wayne lived in on the Batman TV series. See more
When Columbo talks to Joyce in the museum he is filmed from behind and from the front, drinking tea. The shots from behind show him moving his right hand and scratching his face, the shots from the front show him holding a cup of tea. See more
Aunt Ruth, he was in the Army, he can handle a gun, and he's the only one who was willing to work for that salary.
The Girl from Ipamena
("Garota de Ipamena") (uncredited)
Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Portugese lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes
English lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Instrumental version heard in beauty salon See more