L.A. radio moderator Fielding Chase kills Gerry Winters, a member of his staff who tried to help Chase's daughter Victoria (also a staff member) to leave her father and become a novelist in New York. Chase presents a fine alibi: Winters was shot dead while speaking to him on the phone, even the shooting was recorded on his answering machine. Everything seems perfect, but will Lt. Columbo really believe this story?
Otto Oberhauser <Oberhauser@cc.univie.ac.at>
Did You Know?
William Shatner's character plants theatrical "pancake" makeup at the murder scene to implicate an actor friend of the victim. In his previous appearance as the murderer in Columbo: Fade in to Murder (1976), Shatner portrayed an actor, and the presence of theatrical makeup was one of the clues that implicated him. See more
As Columbo is talking to Ted Malloy at the TV studio, during a head-on shot of Malloy he picks up a bottle of water and holds it up by his chest as he unscrews the cap. The camera angle changes to the rear of Malloy and we can see his reflection in the mirror and both his arms are down by his side with no water bottle. Another camera angle change to a head-on shot of Malloy and his arms are again up by his chest with the water bottle. See more
Yes, Lieutenant, there's always one more thing. Do you have a problem with short term memory? Perhaps you should consult a physician.