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
Creighton urges Columbo to drive with him to the County Jail leaving the Peugeot at Creightons house. When entering the County Jail building Creighton reassures Columbo it will only take five minutes implying he will drive Columbo back to his car. But in the interview room Creighton and Columbo shake hands goodbye. See more
You know, in all the years I've had this car, this is the first time I've ever had the top down!