Ward Fowler is an actor of a soap opera and his character is Detective Lucerne. His producer is Claire Daley, once his lover and now his blackmailer. Fowler decides to kill Claire and to do in such a way as to accuse her husband. Lt. Columbo begins to investigate and he is helped by Detective Lucerne who at a certain moment suspects the actor Fowler...
Baldinotto da Pistoia
Did You Know?
The televised baseball game recorded by the killer is supposed to be that of a fictional Los Angeles baseball team. It is in fact a home game of the Baltimore Orioles played at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Furthermore, the game was being played at the time of the murder at 8:50pm. Although it is possible an east coast baseball game could still be playing at 8:50pm PST in Los Angeles, this game had just started. Night games in Baltimore during the 1970's started at 7:30pm EST which would be 4:30 PST in Los Angeles. See more
Ward Fowler draws a chalk circle on the back of Columbo's raincoat. Quite a few scenes earlier, we see Columbo with that chalk circle already on his back when beside the "Jaws" pool. See more
Boy, you and I think the same way. It's amazing.
This Old Man
Traditional English children's counting folk song.
[Sung without words by Columbo (Peter Falk) while walking towards Fowler's dressing room.] See more