A dentist is threatened by a divorce, because his wife loves another man, and his father-in-law, who wants to collect his gambling debts. He decides to kill his wife's lover, and frame his wife for it, to get out of the situation. Columbo tries to solve the murder.
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Did You Know?
appeared as herself in this Columbo. At one point Lt. Columbo recognizes her as the actress from the "Rock Hudson
Show", a reference to McMillan & Wife
(1971), a series that she had regularly appeared in, and an episode of which contained the original version of this Columbo story. Both McMillan & Wife and Columbo ran together as part of the Mystery Movie series for seven seasons in the 1970s. See more
Columbo complains to Wesley that he has a "sensitive tooth on the left", as he chews his bagel on the right and holds his hand to his painful jaw - on the left. But when Columbo goes to the dentist, the dental work is done to a tooth on his right. And afterward, at the outdoor café, Columbo holds his hand to his painful jaw - on the right. See more
Dr. Wesley Corman
[referring to Columbo
That guy's a real pain in my butt!
References McMillan & Wife
Mystery Movie Theme
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