Hollywood gossip reporter, Verity Chandler is planning her next expose. Which is to reveal how famed mortician, Eric Prince built his empire. When she reveals to Prince her plans he kills her. He then places her in the casket of a man scheduled to be cremated. And cremates her. He then goes to her house and changes the story she was working on to make it seem someone else wanted to get her. When no one hears from her, the police are called in and Lt. Columbo is on the job. Eentually he learns that she went to a funeral at Prince's and talks to him. And he finds his behavior odd.
Did You Know?
Patrick McGoohan and Peter Falk had a long association and friendship. In Patrick's first "Columbo" appearance, he was honored with an EMMY Award. Two years after this "Columbo", Peter asked Patrick to direct and star in "Murder With Too Many Notes" (2000). Patrick agreed to direct, declining to act in the project because he had just been in this (previous) project. True, this "Columbo" was his last acting job, the 2000 Peter Falk project was his last directing assignment. See more
Columbo says that diamonds can't burn, that is not true, diamonds burns at 850 degrees Celsius. See more
[being bodily hauled off by two men
Hey! Hey, I'm a cop! I'm a cop, you monkeys!