Columbo: Season 7, Episode 2

Murder Under Glass (30 Jan. 1978)

TV Episode  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Food critic Paul Gerard, who has been extorting money from restaurant owners in exchange for good reviews, murders one when threatened with exposure.

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Cast

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Eve Plummer
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Kanji Ousu
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Vittorio Rossi
Larry D. Mann ...
Albert
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Miss Choy
Antony Alda ...
Mario
Todd Martin ...
Sgt. Burke
Fred Holliday ...
Crawford
Alberto Morin ...
Chef Louis
Jimmy Murphy ...
Charlie (as Jim Murphy)
Carolyn Martin ...
Lady Cashier
Miyako Kurata ...
1st Geisha
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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

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chef | food critic | food | book | murder | See All (57) »


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In this episode Columbo admits that his wife is a lousy cook. See more »

Goofs

In the montage where the killer prepares the poison from the blowfish, he alternately wears vinyl gloves, no gloves and latex gloves, back and forth all within one short scene. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Columbo: Good evening, ma'am. My name is Lt. Columbo, Homicide. I'd like to speak to Paul Gerard. Is he home?
Eve Plummer: I'm not sure.
Lt. Columbo: Is it a big place or is he just out to the police?
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Traditional children's marching song.
Heard on sountrack during two restaurant scenes and whistled by Peter Falk.
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'A TASTY MURDER PLOT!!
29 August 2003 | by (Liberty, TN) – See all my reviews

Louis Jordan is very good in this Columbo movie. Peter Falk, as usual, comes through, and we can't get enough of him! 'Don't know if it was intentional or not, but it seems someone was using similarities on purpose, in this film, to the old movie "History Is Made At Night" with Charles Boyer and Jean Arthur. 'The restaurant, both men named 'Paul', both women named 'Irene' (in 'Columbo', 'Irene was the alias of the gal, which she used at the bank.), the connection to France,...just thought I'd mention that. We were amused by it, even if it wasn't intentional. 'Would like to know, however, if it WAS done on purpose.

'Hope Falk lives forever, 'cause we just love that Columbo!!


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