Hugh Caldwell kills his wife Janice and in despair asks for the help of his friend and neighbor Mark Halperin. Mark helps a friend in deed, of course, so the death appears to be the job of a thief, but Lt. Columbo has some doubts. There is not a single fingerprint of the deceased in her house and he begins to suspect Halperin. Unfortunately for Lt. Columbo, Halperin is the deputy police commissioner.
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We hear Columbo being paged over his car's police radio, and for the first and only time, Columbo's call number is revealed: it is "194". See more
After arguing with his wife at the bar, Artie Jessup (Val Avery) goes to the pool table to shoot nine ball, but he places the balls in the rack incorrectly. Traditionally, the one ball is placed at the apex of the diamond on the table spot, the other balls are placed sequentially behind the one ball, from 2 through 8, except for the 9 ball which goes in the middle of the diamond. The 8 ball is placed at the back of the diamond. See more
Let me ask you something... how do you figure this guy? I mean, to me; a burglar is like a hungry alley cat. He sneaks around after dark, but if he hears something, he runs.
Haven't you ever heard of Future Shock? The world's going to hell with itself! Believe me Columbo, times have changed.
References Strangers on a Train
Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Played at funeral See more