Cigar-chomping Lieutenant Columbo's investigation into the odd death of two men flings him headlong into a mystery revolving around the long-lost loot from an unsolved bank heist. Insurance investigator Irving Krutch asks for Columbo's assistance in tracking down the pieces of a photograph that will reveal the location of the hidden millions. To do so, Columbo must go undercover in various guises to obtain the pieces from the various people who now possess them. But in the course of the investigation, more than one of these people will be murdered, and Columbo can't shake the feeling that Krutch is somehow responsible for the entire bloody business... Written by
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Finding hidden item in light socket: Columbo and his helper, looking for a piece of the photo puzzle, 20 minutes in, find it in the base of a light that's not working. This same gimmick was used in 1977 story "Try and catch me", the victim left a note identifying his killer, in the light socket inside the walk in safe, where he suffocated slowly after being shut in by killer. See more
The location where the police find the sunken chest in no way matches the picture that supposedly reveals the location. The picture shows a wide "roadway" with square posts along the edge that borders the ocean. Where they actually pull up the chest the roadway is narrower with boulders on either side and no posts. See more
This Old Man
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