An aging but successful and wealthy crime fiction writer blames the death of her niece on the girl's husband. One night she invites him up to the house to sign their wills before getting him to leave and return within a few minutes so she can spring a trap (locking him in her soundproof safe). Detective Columbo arrives and suspects the writer of murder but clues are few and far between.
Scott Dawson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
21 November 1977 (USA)
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Alter schützt vor Morden nicht
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?
"This Old Man" is the song often whistled or sung (in part) by Columbo throughout the show. Towards the beginning in "Try & Catch Me," Columbo plays the first couple bars of "This Old Man" on his own. Decades later in Murder with Too Many Notes, which aired on March 12, 2001, Columbo asks Rebecca to teach him how to play "This Old Man" on the piano. See more
When Columbo is stacking the safe deposit boxes in the safe, there are four boxes for him to stack. He stacks the first two, then, when the camera cuts to a close up of his hands for the next box, he's stacking the fourth box, not the third. See more
My car's right here. It's French. Very rare.
[Abigail looks at Columbo's car, dust-covered, front grill manged, and with license plate askew
Uh, yes. Oh, I can see why.
References Gone with the Wind
This Old Man
Traditional English children's marching song
[First two lines played by Peter Falk on piano. Later he whistles it.] See more