Paul Gerard is a famous gourmet whose books about restaurants can decide the fate of a chef. In his way, Paul is a very powerful man, but Paul is threatened by Vittorio Rossi, the proprietor of a renowned restaurant, and one night, after a fight with Paul, Vittorio is poisoned by a bottle of wine he himself had uncorked. Lt. Columbo begins to investigate and we have no doubt that, between a steak and some Chinese dim sum, he will find out who killed Rossi, his motive, and the way he did it. Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
Did You Know?
One of the few episodes where the murderer attempts to kill Columbo. See more
When Columbo re-enacts the death of Vittorio with Mario and Albert, he uncorks a wine bottle with the gadget. He leaves the gadget with the cork on the table but takes the tray with knives to a chest of drawers where he discovers canceled checks in one of the drawers. He then takes the same tray back to the table, but now he also carries the gadget with the cork in his left hand. See more
The boy said something about an argument and a lot of shouting. What was that about, sir?
It was a trivial matter.
Yes, sir. Most arguments seem to start that way.
This Old Man
Traditional children's marching song.
Heard on sountrack during two restaurant scenes and whistled by Peter Falk. See more