"Columbo" Murder, Smoke and Shadows (TV Episode 1989) - Plot Summary Poster

(TV Series)


Plot Summary

  • This time Columbo pits his wits against a movie director who murders an old friend on a set, because this friend is in possession of a damaging piece of film, on which the actress died and isn't helped by the movie director.

    - Written by Maarten Hofman <jen@cistron.nl>
  • Egocentric wunderkind film director Alex Bradley is the king of the Universal lot until he is visited by a childhood friend with an old reel of film graphically showing his negligent complicity in the death of his sister years earlier. When the friend threatens to expose him and ruin his career, he lures him onto the "Brownstone Street" standing set on the back lot and electrocutes him. He then dumps the body on a deserted beach and pummels the face with a hammer to prevent identification. Unfortunately for him a book with his phone number in it unknowingly falls onto the sand, and that brings the inquisitive Inspector Columbo to the studio.

    - Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)
  • An egocentric wunderkind director murders a childhood friend who threatens to expose his negligent complicity in the death of his sister years earlier.

    - Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)


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