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?
When Columbo flashes his badge in this episode, his first name, "Frank" can be seen alongside his photo. 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
Maj. Gen. Martin Hollister
Just a piece of advice. Find a different spot, or use a different bait, otherwise you're not gonna catch anything, Lieutenant.