An aging but successful and wealthy crime fiction writer blames her nephew for the death of her niece. One night she invites her nephew up to the house to sign their wills and then gets to leave and return within a few minutes so she can set up her trap, which is locking him in a sound proof safe. Detective Columbo arrives and suspects the writer of murder but clues are few and far between. Written by
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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
(at around 1 min) During Columbo and Abigail Mitchell's meeting at the dock, Columbo bends down to unhook Dog's leash while Dog is facing the ocean. When the shot changes, Dog is suddenly facing the opposite direction. See more
I'm beginning to be very fond of you, Lieutenant. I think you're a very nice man.
Don't count on that. Miss Mitchell. Don't count on it.
References Gone with the Wind
This Old Man
Traditional English children's marching song
First two lines played by Peter Falk on piano. See more