Columbo this time tries to tackle a murderer who has one of the highest IQs in the world. The victim is a business partner who threatened to expose the killer for stealing money from his clients. The murderer uses all his intelligence to plan the perfect murder. Written by
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After Columbo leaves Brandt's office, he walks to the elevator and pushes the "down" button. He then turns to talk to the secretary. He walks towards her and the elevator button is not lit. The camera angle changes as Columbo walks over to the secretary and the the button is now illuminated. See more »
Columbo is investigating a murder surrounded by geniuses with there own theories.
Pay close attention to the ending in which the climax is as well orchestrated as the musical score it is surrounded in.
To top it off Mr. Bikel utters one of the best anti-climactic lines in film. After his much younger wife calls him immediately after his confession feeling needy for her oft rejected husband she tells him to come home "I need you." To which he replies "Alas my dear. I won't be needing you." Great acting, great direction, great fun!
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