A successful lawyer learns that his companion has been having an affair and upon learning of this throws her out. She in turn threatens to reveal his illegal tactics unless she gets some compensation for the time that they were together. He in turn, kills her and frames her boyfriend. Written by
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When Columbo goes to the private detective, hired by Dabney Coleman's character to check on the mistress, the series pays homage to classic film noir "private eyes". The name of the private eye is, Sam Marlowe. This is a combination of the names, Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe. Sam Spade was the fictional private detective of Dashiell Hammett's 1930 novel, The Maltese Falcon. Phillip Marlowe was the fictional character created in Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel "The Big Sleep". See more
The speeding photos are timestamped at 15:11. Yet the shadow from the cars are very long indicating a time nearer to dusk or dawn. See more
[reading off a card
You have the right to remain silent, you know if you give that up, anything you say can be used against you. You have the right to retain an attorney... you have the right to... what the hell is that?