Romance author Teresa Goren has finally been convinced of the truth: her lover, gigolo Wayne Jennings, loves her money, not her. That means their planned wedding is off, not to mention any hope Jennings has of getting his hands on her money. When Goren turns up dead, Jennings is suspected, but is apparently cleared by later evidence. But Lieutenant Columbo watches as Jennings turns his eye to Goren's sister, and begins wondering if he's really so innocent after all... Written by
Did You Know?
In the second pilot episode- Ransom For A Dead Man (TV episode 1971) Columbo refers to his next case whilst talking to the murderer. He says he has to go and investigate a "murder in Malibu". See more
(at around 1h 8 mins) When Columbo and Wayne Jennings are up in the cherry-picker and what looks like a colony of bats flies overhead, the worker who is up there with them says that they are crows. See more
[Reacting to an emotional outburst by Jennings
I never saw a guy unwind that fast!
Yeah, you better.