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...
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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
The baseball footage shows the Baltimore Orioles of the American League at home in Memorial Stadium (during the daytime) but the announcer refers to one team as "Los Angeles". That would make the visitors the Los Angeles Dodgers of the National League who would not play a regular season game at Baltimore until more than twenty years later. 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