Paul Gerard is a famous gourmet and his 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, Rossi 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 a Chinese dish, he will find out who killed Rossi, his motive and the way he did it. Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
Did You Know?
The suspect, Paul Gerard, drove the Stutz Blackhawk, a rare American car from the early 70's. It was a status symbol that demonstrated affluence far beyond that of even Rolls Royce or Bentley. See more
When the killer (Mr. Gerard) advises his lover Eve to travel to Europe they hug. Several continuity errors with position of her arms from shot to shot. See more
[referring to Vittorio's death
Albert, can all this be true?
Mr. Gerard, Vittorio was a fine man. You're a food critic, great critic. I'm a simple chef. But I'm sure I speak for chefs everywhere when I say I wish it was you dead in there.
This Old Man
Traditional children's marching song.
Heard on sountrack during two restaurant scenes and whistled by Peter Falk. See more