Devlin is an Irishman. In his youth he was a terrorist but now he is a famous writer and, officially, 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 thinks he has been betrayed. Lt. Columbo is responsible for the inquiry and becomes friendly with Devlin, but it is very dangerous to be familiar with Lt. Columbo when you are a murderer. Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia / corrected by statmanjeff
Did You Know?
In this episode and in many others, Columbo can be heard whistling "This Old Man." It appears it is a leitmotif for the series. See more
When at the hotel room, Columbo's cigar disappears from his hand while he takes out the sliding drawers from the suitcase that contain the guns. After he places the drawer back into the suitcase his cigar magically reappears in his left hand. See more
A famous Irish philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel once wrote that the essence of tragedy isn't the conflicts between right and wrong - it's the conflicts of right and right.
References San Francisco
Traditional American/irish folk song
Sung by Clive Revill See more