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.
Baldinotto da Pistoia
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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
In the deputy chief's bedroom (after the murder of his wife) you can twice see a bit of studio ceiling. See more
I, uh, I looked at her body, and right away I saw on her finger the biggest diamond ring I ever saw in my life. Now, I gotta ask myself this question: What kind of burglar robs a house and leaves a ring like that on the victim's finger?
References Strangers on a Train
Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Played at funeral See more