While on a sailing-boat, Helen Stewart witnesses far-away, inside a room, a man with a gun killing another. She notifies the fact to the Police and Lt. Columbo begins to investigate. The man is the famous General Martin Hollister, a war hero. Lt. Columbo searches his house and afterwards he is very doubtful about Helen's statement.
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Did You Know?
Hollister calls the Colonel "Captain" when he opens the door to him at the beginning of the episode. Then calls him "Colonel" thereafter See more
The German swastika at the war display is backwards. This was a practice of Hollywood for quite a time in order to cater to sensibilities. See more
Col. Roger Dutton
I'm leaving for Geneva tonight. If I may make a suggestion, General, you might do the same.
Maj. Gen. Martin Hollister
I have a business to run. Besides, I never believed in a forced retreat.