An aging but successful and wealthy crime fiction writer blames the death of her niece on the girl's husband. One night she invites him up to the house to sign their wills before getting him to leave and return within a few minutes so she can spring a trap (locking him in her soundproof safe). Detective Columbo arrives and suspects the writer of murder but clues are few and far between. Written by
Scott Dawson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
Ruth Gordon was (and still is) the oldest star ever to play the murderer in "Columbo", at age 81 at the time of filming. See more
When Columbo is stacking the safe deposit boxes in the safe, there are four boxes for him to stack. He stacks the first two, then, when the camera cuts to a close up of his hands for the next box, he's stacking the fourth box, not the third. See more
I can't tell you what a big help you've been.
"Big help to Lieutenant Columbo." Wish my publishers could hear you say that.
References Gone with the Wind
This Old Man
Traditional English children's marching song
[First two lines played by Peter Falk on piano. Later he whistles it.] See more