L.A. radio moderator Chase kills Jerry Winters, a member of his staff who tried to help Chase's daughter Victoria (also a staff member) to leave her father and become a novelist in New York. Chase presents a fine alibi: Winters was shot dead while speaking to him on the phone, even the shooting was recorded on his answering machine. Everything seems perfect, but will Lt. Columbo really believe this story? Written by
Otto Oberhauser <Oberhauser@cc.univie.ac.at>
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The depicted home of Fielding Chase was owned by actress Linda Thompson. It was sold in 2005 for $22 million. See more
As Columbo is talking to Ted Malloy at the TV studio, during a head-on shot of Malloy he picks up a bottle of water and holds it up by his chest as he unscrews the cap. The camera angle changes to the rear of Malloy and we can see his reflection in the mirror and both his arms are down by his side with no water bottle. Another camera angle change to a head-on shot of Malloy and his arms are again up by his chest with the water bottle. See more
And now. Can we get to the point? If there is one.