A millionaire's being threatened with a lawsuit by a man he did business with. When he gets into a fight with the man, his trophy wife is more embarrassed than concerned about her husband. Now she can't divorce her husband because of a pre-nuptial agreement. And if she kills him, she would be the prime suspect. So she along with her lover decides to kill the man who is suing her husband and frame her husband. Which they do. When Columbo investigates the murder, one of the forensic people helping him is the woman's lover. Written by
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The filming location for the exterior and interiors of the lead characters was filmed in the former estate of Clark Gable, in the San Fernando Valley. The interior's hardwood flooring had to be covered with cardboard for protection; removed in areas being filmed, being promptly reset while the next set-up was rehearsed or lighted for camera filming. A few additional pieces of furniture replaced the owner's antiques, which were either unstable or to delicate for actual use. Otherwise, the property was filmed as decorated. See more
When Columbo asks the female conspirator if she wants to talk to the DA, he indicates that the DA is a woman, saying that "she" is in the judge's chambers and that if "she" isn't, those in the judge's chamber would know where to find "her". A few minutes later, though, the police officer accompanying the woman to whom Columbo had said this yells across the street to Columbo that she had contacted the DA and that "he" was available and that they were going up to see "him". See more
Gee, I've got a dozen stops to make. You know, the first day of a homicide investigation, you wouldn't believe it. It's murder.