Devlin is an Irishman and in his youth he was a terrorist but now he is a famous writer and officially he is a supporter of an American society proposing to help the victims of terrorism. Actually he is buying from Pauley weapons for the terrorists. Devlin kills him because he think he has been betrayd. Lt. Columbo is responsible for the inquiry and becames friendly with Devlin. But it is very dangerous to be familiar with Lt. Columbo when you are a murderer. Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
Did You Know?
Final episode of the original "Columbo" series. Peter Falk
would return to his most famous role in 1989. See more
Also in the scene at the hotel room Columbo's cigar disappears from his hand while he takes out the sliding drawers from the suitcase that contains the guns. After he places the drawer back into the suitcase his cigar magically reappears in his left hand. See more
Do you know these lines, Lieutenant? They're from Lewis Carroll: "You may charge me with murder, or want of sense - we are all of us weak at times, but the slightest approach to a false pretense was never among my crimes."
References San Francisco
This Old Man
Traditional English children's nursery song (First recorded 1906]
Whistled by Peter Falk See more