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
When Columbo goes to the pier to harass Joe Devlin, Columbo gets a flat tire. The flat is on the front right side. Columbo's spare tire is at home, so Columbo borrows a dime to get the car towed. But when we see the Peugeot being towed, the tire is good as new. Why would he need a tow when the tire is fixed? 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
Traditional American/irish folk song
Sung by Clive Revill See more